Nathan Heller

Nathan Heller is staff writer for The New Yorker and a film and TV critic for Vogue. You can follow him on Twitter.

Dec. 6 2010 10:56 AMThe Boomers' RoadmapHow Ann Beattie has helped a generation understand itself.
Brow Beat
Oct. 14 2010 12:10 PMCopy-Editing the Culture: The Rise and Fall of Woody Allen, as Experienced Through His Punctuation
Brow Beat
Sept. 24 2010 6:20 PMCopy-Editing the Culture: National Punctuation Day and Waiting for "Superman"
Brow Beat
June 24 2010 11:30 AMCopy-Editing the Culture: Grown Ups
June 3 2010 11:20 AMWhy We Love The ShackHow a self-published novel that envisions God as a zaftig African-American woman has sold millions of copies.
The Oscars
March 4 2010 6:23 PMLate-Period Steve MartinHow to understand the actor, novelist, essayist, playwright, banjo player, crotch-centric variety show performer, and Oscar co-host.
Brow Beat
Jan. 28 2010 7:15 PMThe Mimic: How Salinger Helped Reinvent the Short Story by Imitating It
Brow Beat
Jan. 5 2010 1:01 PMThe (Too) Many Loves of Warren Beatty
Dec. 24 2009 10:12 AMThe Case of the Weird Sherlock Holmes AdaptationsGuy Ritchie is merely the latest director to perpetrate crimes against the legendary detective.
Brow Beat
Dec. 11 2009 4:50 PMMcSweeney's "San Francisco Panorama": Beautiful and Strange
Brow Beat
Oct. 14 2009 1:31 PMBetter With Agee: "A Death in the Family" Five Decades Later
Sept. 28 2009 12:26 PMThat Guy From Jurassic Park Would Like To Ask You a Few QuestionsWhat is Jeff Goldblum doing on Law & Order?
Brow Beat
July 29 2009 5:51 PMGates and Crowley Share DNA? Don't Be So Surprised.
Brow Beat
June 29 2009 11:32 AMDJ Spooky's "Birth of a Nation" Remix
March 11 2009 12:03 PMThe Hidden Heart of Cheever CountryWhat John Cheever, a spy in suburbia, uncovered at last.
Brow Beat
Nov. 29 2010 7:44 PMLeslie Nielsen, RIP
Life And Art
Sept. 30 2010 8:13 PMYou Can't Handle the VeritasWhat Aaron Sorkin and David Fincher get wrong about Harvard—and Facebook.
Brow Beat
Aug. 26 2010 10:57 AMCopy-Editing the Culture: Eat Pray Love
Summer Movies
June 8 2010 5:22 PMGo See BreathlessGodard's debut reinvented the movies, and it's never looked better.
May 13 2010 6:41 AMNathanael West's SecretHe knew there was something worse than selling out.
Brow Beat
Feb. 17 2010 5:54 PMCopy-Editing the Culture: "Be Good Johnny Weir" and "44 Inch Chest"
Brow Beat
Jan. 21 2010 4:36 PMTrack of the Week: M.I.A.'s "Space Odyssey"
Dec. 28 2009 7:25 AMHow Should Fiction Be Read?Don't miss Zadie Smith's bracing answers.
Dvd extras
Dec. 16 2009 9:56 AMTrojan HorsePrime time's first countercultural hero was a palomino named Mr. Ed.
Brow Beat
Oct. 21 2009 2:49 PMCopy-Editing the Culture: "Law Abiding Citizen"
Oct. 6 2009 10:09 AMYoplaited OutThe search for a better yogurt.
Aug. 4 2009 9:30 AMCoffee TalkWhich chain brews the best cup? Starbucks, McDonald's, or Dunkin'?
Brow Beat
July 14 2009 12:09 PMRe-examining the Artist-Gallery Relationship
June 25 2009 9:26 AMThat Guy From Jurassic Park Would Like To Ask You a Few QuestionsWhat is Jeff Goldblum doing on Law & Order?
Dec. 30 2008 11:52 AMDown With the Man! Up With the Potato!




The Self-Made Man

The story of America’s most pliable, pernicious, irrepressible myth.

Rehtaeh Parsons Was the Most Famous Victim in Canada. Now, Journalists Can’t Even Say Her Name.

Mitt Romney May Be Weighing a 2016 Run. That Would Be a Big Mistake.

Amazing Photos From Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution

Transparent Is the Fall’s Only Great New Show

The XX Factor

Rehtaeh Parsons Was the Most Famous Victim in Canada

Now, journalists can't even say her name.


Lena Dunham, the Book

More shtick than honesty in Not That Kind of Girl.

What a Juicy New Book About Diane Sawyer and Katie Couric Fails to Tell Us About the TV News Business

Does Your Child Have Sluggish Cognitive Tempo? Or Is That Just a Disorder Made Up to Scare You?

  News & Politics
Damned Spot
Sept. 30 2014 9:00 AM Now Stare. Don’t Stop. The perfect political wife’s loving gaze in campaign ads.
Sept. 30 2014 10:44 AM Bull---- Market America is overlooking a plentiful renewable resource: animal manure.
Atlas Obscura
Sept. 30 2014 10:10 AM A Lovable Murderer and Heroic Villain: The Story of Australia's Most Iconic Outlaw
  Double X
Sept. 29 2014 11:43 PM Lena Dunham, the Book More shtick than honesty in Not That Kind of Girl.
  Slate Plus
Slate Fare
Sept. 29 2014 8:45 AM Slate Isn’t Too Liberal. But… What readers said about the magazine’s bias and balance.
Brow Beat
Sept. 29 2014 9:06 PM Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice Looks Like a Comic Masterpiece
Future Tense
Sept. 30 2014 7:36 AM Almost Humane What sci-fi can teach us about our treatment of prisoners of war.
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 30 2014 7:30 AM What Lurks Beneath The Methane Lakes of Titan?
Sports Nut
Sept. 28 2014 8:30 PM NFL Players Die Young. Or Maybe They Live Long Lives. Why it’s so hard to pin down the effects of football on players’ lives.