Sam Adams
Sam Adams

Sam Adams is a Slate senior editor and the editor of Slate’s culture blog, Brow Beat.

Brow Beat
May 25 2018 3:20 PMLando Is the Solo of SoloWho’s scruffy lookin’?
Brow Beat
May 22 2018 4:22 PMDamon Lindelof Promises “New Faces” in Lengthy Letter to Fans About HBO’s Watchmen
Brow Beat
May 18 2018 7:33 AMIs Deadpool 2 High on Its Own Supply?Three critics spoil the sequel to the surprise superhero smash.
Culture Gabfest
May 16 2018 10:32 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Smoke-N-Chill Novelties” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on The Rider, “This Is America,” and vaping.
Brow Beat
May 7 2018 4:38 PMLight Shining in Buckinghamshire Lends 17th-Century Solace to Post-Trump Disillusionment
Brow Beat
May 1 2018 7:33 AMThe Best Movies and TV Shows Coming to Netflix, HBO, Amazon Prime, and Hulu in May
Brow Beat
April 23 2018 3:06 PMThe Fast and the Furious Franchise Is Moving into Animation
Brow Beat
April 14 2018 12:52 PMCuckoo’s Nest Director Milos Forman Is Dead at 86
Brow Beat
April 9 2018 10:29 AMWatch John Oliver Open His Own “Crisis Pregnancy Center”
Brow Beat
April 6 2018 12:38 PMIsao Takahata, Dead at 82, Was Studio Ghibli’s Underappreciated Master
Culture Gabfest
April 4 2018 12:54 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Midnight at the OASIS” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Ready Player One, Barry, and Cannes banning Netflix.
Movies
March 20 2018 10:59 AMSteven Soderbergh’s Unsane Wants to Make You Feel CrazyIs Claire Foy being gaslighted, or is it you?
Movies
March 13 2018 9:04 AMThe Task Is a Movie That Makes You Feel Like You’re Being WatchedThe task is to discover what The Task is.
Brow Beat
March 7 2018 7:33 AMDon’t Blame the Oscars for the Broadcast’s Low RatingsThe academy’s taste hasn’t gotten more obscure. Audiences have gotten less curious.
Brow Beat
Feb. 28 2018 3:04 PMThe Best Movies and TV Shows Coming to Netflix, HBO, Amazon Prime, and Hulu in March
Brow Beat
May 25 2018 8:03 AMIs Solo a Hunk of Junk or Does It Still Have a Few Surprises?Three critics spoil every bit of backstory revealed in the newest Star Wars Story.
Brow Beat
May 21 2018 12:31 PMBarack and Michelle Obama Have Signed a Deal With Netflix
Movies
May 17 2018 7:01 PMDeadpool 2 Poses as Subversive, but Really It Just Wants to Be LovedThe sequel to the surprise smash will leave you with nudge-bruised ribs.
Movies
May 15 2018 5:00 PMSolo Is Half-Witted and Scruffy-LookingThe meh is strong with this one.
Brow Beat
May 1 2018 9:36 AMHarry Potter and the Cursed Child, Angels in America Score Big at 2018 Tony Nominations
Movies
April 24 2018 6:31 PMSuper-Human OverpopulationInfinity War suggests Thanos is right about there being too many Avengers.
Brow Beat
April 16 2018 1:21 PMFrederick Wiseman’s Documentaries Are Finally Streaming
Brow Beat
April 12 2018 7:30 AMIn the Battle of Cannes vs. Netflix, It’s Hard to Root for AnyoneThe fight for the future of the movies presents an Alien vs. Predator conundrum.
Movies
April 6 2018 4:43 PMA Quiet Place Can Only Be Fully Experienced in the TheaterJohn Krasinski’s inventive thriller—in which aliens attack anything that makes a sound—rewards those who sit in silence.
Brow Beat
April 6 2018 11:12 AMEveryone Wants to Know What the Hell Happened on Atlanta Last Night
Brow Beat
March 30 2018 7:33 AMThe Best Movies and TV Shows Coming to Netflix, HBO, Amazon Prime, and Hulu in April
Music
March 16 2018 1:38 PMYo La Tengo’s There’s a Riot Going On Is Hardly Riotous, but It’s One of Their BestLike the Sly and the Family Stone classic from which it takes its name, the album responds to troubling times by turning inward.
Movies
March 8 2018 3:27 PMThe Strangers: Prey at Night’s Only Value Is as a Reminder of What Made the Original a MasterpieceThe sequel is as determined to lean into well-worn horror-movie tropes as the original film was to invert them.
Brow Beat
March 5 2018 12:02 AMBlade Runner 2049 Cinematographer Roger Deakins Just Broke One of the Oscars’ Longest Losing StreaksIt’s about time.
Movies
Feb. 23 2018 4:33 PMGame Night Is a Team Effort, but Rachel McAdams Is the Big WinnerRachel McAdams and Jason Bateman ground an increasingly outlandish satire.

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