Cameron Crowe and His Manic Visionary Dream BoysWe Bought a Zoo reveals what’s gone wrong with a once-great director’s career.
Twilight, All NightI watched all four movies in a row—in a theater full of superfans—and lived to tell the tale.
Tintin’s Father, Nobody’s SonThe complicated life of Hergé, in two new biographies—one written, one drawn.
“Mahna Mahna”How a ditty from a soft-core Italian movie became the Muppets’ catchiest tune.
Peak Negativity We are about to reach 1 million U.S. Senate race ads. Few had anything nice to say.
Behind the Scenes
The Great Writing Vs. Talking Debate Is it harder to be a good writer or a good talker?
Introducing Slate’s Marathon Time Predictor A better way to calculate how fast you’ll run.