Nathaniel Rich

Nathaniel Rich is the author ofThe Mayor's Tongue, a novel, and San Francisco Noir, a book of film criticism.

Books
Oct. 24 2011 7:05 AMBad Things Happen to Bad ChildrenThe real Pinocchio is nothing like you remember.
Dvd extras
Feb. 9 2010 9:50 AMThe War TrilogyNo director has done more with rubble than Roberto Rossellini.
Dvd extras
Jan. 27 2009 10:55 AMRobert Altman's Short CutsStop comparing it to Nashville.
Dvd extras
Dec. 4 2007 7:54 AMThe Lady VanishesHitchcock's first Hitchcock film.
Explainer
May 17 2007 4:10 PMShould I Invest in "Forever" Stamps?Absolutely not.
Books
May 10 2010 9:59 AMMythologist of Our AgeWhy Ray Bradbury's stories have seeped into the culture.
Culturebox
July 8 2009 7:02 AMScandinavian Crime WaveWhy the most peaceful people on earth write the greatest homicide thrillers.
Books
Feb. 18 2008 9:58 AMWhy Flann O'Brien Is So FunnyThe unsung Irish genius who belongs up there with Joyce and Beckett.
Dvd extras
Nov. 11 2009 7:11 AMThe Cineaste of CoolHow Jim Jarmusch's hipness distracts from his greatness.
Culturebox
Jan. 22 2004 4:53 PMPortraits of the AuteurWhat do Fellini's amateurish drawings tell us about his films?

TODAY IN SLATE

Politics

Talking White

Black people’s disdain for “proper English” and academic achievement is a myth.

Hong Kong’s Protesters Are Ridiculously Polite. That’s What Scares Beijing So Much.

The One Fact About Ebola That Should Calm You: It Spreads Slowly

Operation Backbone

How White Boy Rick, a legendary Detroit cocaine dealer, helped the FBI uncover brazen police corruption.

A Jaw-Dropping Political Ad Aimed at Young Women, Apparently

The XX Factor
Oct. 1 2014 4:05 PM Today in GOP Outreach to Women: You Broads Like Wedding Dresses, Right?
Music

How Even an Old Hipster Can Age Gracefully

On their new albums, Leonard Cohen, Robert Plant, and Loudon Wainwright III show three ways.

How Tattoo Parlors Became the Barber Shops of Hipster Neighborhoods

This Gargantuan Wind Farm in Wyoming Would Be the Hoover Dam of the 21st Century

Moneybox
Oct. 1 2014 8:34 AM This Gargantuan Wind Farm in Wyoming Would Be the Hoover Dam of the 21st Century To undertake a massively ambitious energy project, you don’t need the government anymore.
  News & Politics
The World
Oct. 1 2014 12:20 PM Don’t Expect Hong Kong’s Protests to Spread to the Mainland
  Business
Moneybox
Oct. 1 2014 2:16 PM Wall Street Tackles Chat Services, Shies Away From Diversity Issues 
  Life
Outward
Oct. 1 2014 6:02 PM Facebook Relaxes Its “Real Name” Policy; Drag Queens Celebrate
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 1 2014 5:11 PM Celebrity Feminist Identification Has Reached Peak Meaninglessness
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Oct. 1 2014 3:24 PM Revelry (and Business) at Mohonk Photos and highlights from Slate’s annual retreat.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Oct. 1 2014 9:39 PM Tom Cruise Dies Over and Over Again in This Edge of Tomorrow Supercut
  Technology
Future Tense
Oct. 1 2014 6:59 PM EU’s Next Digital Commissioner Thinks Keeping Nude Celeb Photos in the Cloud Is “Stupid”
  Health & Science
Science
Oct. 1 2014 4:03 PM Does the Earth Really Have a “Hum”? Yes, but probably not the one you’re thinking.
  Sports
Sports Nut
Oct. 1 2014 5:19 PM Bunt-a-Palooza! How bad was the Kansas City Royals’ bunt-all-the-time strategy in the American League wild-card game?