Paul Devlin

Paul Devlin is a regular contributer to The Root and the editor of Rifftide: The Life and Opinions of Papa Jo Jones.

Brow Beat
Aug. 21 2013 5:36 PMSome Things You Didn’t Know About Albert Murray
Brow Beat
Jan. 21 2013 1:51 PMDuke Ellington’s Tribute to Martin Luther King, 50 Years Later
The Oscars
Feb. 4 2011 10:38 AMOne-Eyed Gods and One-Armed GodsDoes True Grit tap into an ancient myth?
Nov. 10 2010 6:28 PMIt Was WrittenWhy are there so many errors in The Anthology of Rap? The editors respond.
May 29 2007 7:15 AMHere Lies the Tie ClipAn elegy for a great accessory.
June 19 2013 11:41 AMWhy Did Ralph Ellison Never Publish His Second Novel?A new theory.
Brow Beat
Nov. 9 2011 5:33 PMHow Heavy D Changed the Way We See Fat Rappers
Nov. 19 2010 5:30 PMStakes Is HighMembers of the Anthology of Rap's advisory board speak out about the book's errors. Plus: Grandmaster Caz lists the mistakes in his lyrics.
Nov. 4 2010 8:01 AMFact-Check the RhymeThe Anthology of Rap is rife with transcription errors. Why is it so hard to get rap lyrics right?
Book Blitz
Oct. 13 2006 12:59 PMFor Whom the Shill ToilsHemingway's lost work for Ringling Bros. and Ballantine Ale.



Don’t Worry, Obama Isn’t Sending U.S. Troops to Fight ISIS

But the next president might. 

The Extraordinary Amicus Brief That Attempts to Explain the Wu-Tang Clan to the Supreme Court Justices

Amazon Is Officially a Gadget Company. Here Are Its Six New Devices.

The Human Need to Find Connections in Everything

It’s the source of creativity and delusions. It can harm us more than it helps us.

How Much Should You Loathe NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell?

Here are the facts.

Altered State

The Plight of the Pre-Legalization Marijuana Offender

What should happen to weed users and dealers busted before the stuff was legal?

Surprise! The Women Hired to Fix the NFL Think the NFL Is Just Great.

You Shouldn’t Spank Anyone but Your Consensual Sex Partner

Sept. 17 2014 5:10 PM The Most Awkward Scenario in Which a Man Can Hold a Door for a Woman
  News & Politics
Sept. 17 2014 7:03 PM Once Again, a Climate Policy Hearing Descends Into Absurdity
Business Insider
Sept. 17 2014 1:36 PM Nate Silver Versus Princeton Professor: Who Has the Right Models?
Dear Prudence
Sept. 18 2014 6:00 AM All Shook Up My 11-year-old has been exploring herself with my “back massager.” Should I stop her?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 17 2014 6:14 PM Today in Gender Gaps: Biking
  Slate Plus
Slate Fare
Sept. 17 2014 9:37 AM Is Slate Too Liberal?  A members-only open thread.
Brow Beat
Sept. 17 2014 8:25 PM A New Song and Music Video From Angel Olsen, Indie’s Next Big Thing
Future Tense
Sept. 17 2014 7:23 PM MIT Researchers Are Using Smartphones to Interact With Other Screens
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 17 2014 11:18 AM A Bridge Across the Sky
Sports Nut
Sept. 15 2014 9:05 PM Giving Up on Goodell How the NFL lost the trust of its most loyal reporters.