Nathaniel Rich
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?
  Life
The History of American Slavery
Sept. 3 2015 11:17 AM Why They Fled Underground Railroad operator Sydney Howard Gay’s meticulous guestbook reveals how and why enslaved men and women risked everything to escape north.
  Slate Plus
The History of American Slavery
Sept. 3 2015 10:59 AM To Do No Harm? History of American Slavery, Episode 7: What modern medicine gained from slavery, and how slaveholders sought to legitimize their ideology through science.