Nathaniel Rich

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

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


Medical Examiner

The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.

I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore

And schools are getting worried.

Global Marches Demand Action on Climate Change


Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem

Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology. 

Why a Sketch of Chelsea Manning Is Stirring Up Controversy

How Worried Should Poland, the Baltic States, and Georgia Be About a Russian Invasion?

Sept. 19 2014 1:11 PM Americans' Inexplicable Aversion to the 1990s
  News & Politics
Sept. 20 2014 11:13 AM -30-
Business Insider
Sept. 20 2014 6:30 AM The Man Making Bill Gates Richer
Sept. 20 2014 7:27 AM How Do Plants Grow Aboard the International Space Station?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 4:58 PM Steubenville Gets the Lifetime Treatment (And a Cheerleader Erupts Into Flames)
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Sept. 21 2014 1:15 PM The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 5  A spoiler-filled discussion of "Time Heist."
Brow Beat
Sept. 21 2014 2:00 PM Colin Farrell Will Star in True Detective’s Second Season
Future Tense
Sept. 19 2014 6:31 PM The One Big Problem With the Enormous New iPhone
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 21 2014 8:00 AM An Astronaut’s Guided Video Tour of Earth
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.