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.
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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.
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

History

The Self-Made Man

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

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

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

Amazing Photos From Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution

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

Television

See Me

Transparent is the fall’s only great new show.

Doublex

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

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

  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.
  Business
Moneybox
Sept. 30 2014 11:25 AM Naomi Klein Is Wrong Multinational corporations are doing more than governments to halt climate change.
  Life
Atlas Obscura
Sept. 30 2014 10:10 AM A Lovable Murderer and Heroic Villain: The Story of Australia's Most Iconic Outlaw
  Double X
Doublex
Sept. 29 2014 11:43 PM Lena Dunham, the Book More shtick than honesty in Not That Kind of Girl.
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Sept. 30 2014 10:59 AM “For People, Food Is Heaven” Boer Deng on the story behind her piece “How to Order Chinese Food.”
  Arts
Brow Beat
Sept. 30 2014 10:48 AM One of Last Year’s Best Animated Shorts Is Finally Online for Free
  Technology
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
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.