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.



Smash and Grab

Will competitive Senate contests in Kansas and South Dakota lead to more late-breaking races in future elections?

I Am 25. I Don’t Work at Facebook. My Doctors Want Me to Freeze My Eggs.

The XX Factor
Oct. 20 2014 6:17 PM I Am 25. I Don’t Work at Facebook. My Doctors Want Me to Freeze My Eggs.

Republicans Want the Government to Listen to the American Public on Ebola. That’s a Horrible Idea.

The Most Ingenious Teaching Device Ever Invented

Tom Hanks Has a Short Story in the New Yorker. It’s Not Good.

Brow Beat

Marvel’s Civil War Is a Far-Right Paranoid Fantasy

It’s also a mess. Can the movies do better?

Watching Netflix in Bed. Hanging Bananas. Is There Anything These Hooks Can’t Solve?

The Procedural Rule That Could Prevent Gay Marriage From Reaching SCOTUS Again

  News & Politics
Oct. 20 2014 8:14 PM You Should Be Optimistic About Ebola Don’t panic. Here are all the signs that the U.S. is containing the disease.
Oct. 20 2014 7:23 PM Chipotle’s Magical Burrito Empire Keeps Growing, Might Be Slowing
Oct. 20 2014 3:16 PM The Catholic Church Is Changing, and Celibate Gays Are Leading the Way
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 20 2014 6:17 PM I Am 25. I Don't Work at Facebook. My Doctors Want Me to Freeze My Eggs.
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Oct. 20 2014 7:15 AM The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 9 A spoiler-filled discussion of "Flatline."
Brow Beat
Oct. 20 2014 9:13 PM The Smart, Talented, and Utterly Hilarious Leslie Jones Is SNL’s Newest Cast Member
Future Tense
Oct. 20 2014 4:59 PM Canadian Town Cancels Outdoor Halloween Because Polar Bears
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Oct. 20 2014 11:46 AM Is Anybody Watching My Do-Gooding? The difference between being a hero and being an altruist.
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.