George Bush Ruins Another MovieWhat Terry Gilliam's Brazil reveals about the Wachowskis' V for Vendetta.
The Guilty PleasureAn intellectual justification for your 17th viewing of Cruel Intentions.
Idol WildThe third season of American Idol was surprising, but not for the reasons you might think.
Authenticus MaximusMaking sense of the bloodiest postmodern show on television, Spartacus.
Torture ChamberFox's 24 terrifies viewers into believing its bizarre and convoluted plot twists.
Europe’s Other Crackdown Azerbaijan is decimating its human rights activists, and why not? It’s faced almost no consequences for its repression.
The Grandparent Trap The shameful problem of elder financial abuse is only going to get worse.
Inside Higher Ed
How Unemployment Rates Shift Choices of Majors When the economy is weak, college students flee liberal arts.
What We Like Right Now Our favorite picks for the week of July 27, curated by Slate writers and editors.
The End of the Tour David Foster Wallace is at the center of a movie of ideas that contains actual ideas.
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