Sam Adams
Sam Adams

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

Television
Sept. 25 2018 5:55 AMIn The Good Place Season 3, God Is a Helicopter ParentThe brilliant NBC sitcom reinvents itself again, but the struggle remains the same.
Brow Beat
Sept. 17 2018 9:50 PMAtlanta’s Teddy Perkins Came to the Emmys
Movies
Sept. 10 2018 4:36 PMIn American Dharma, Errol Morris Exposes Steve Bannon by Letting Him Think He WonThe already-controversial documentary gives the white nationalist a platform, then tries to take it out from under him.
Movies
Sept. 5 2018 1:47 PMA New Movie Unearths the Illegal Mass Deportation of Hundreds in ’17Robert Greene’s latest blurs the lines between fiction and nonfiction, past and present.
Brow Beat
Aug. 31 2018 6:33 AMThe Best Movies and TV Shows Coming to Netflix, HBO, Amazon Prime, and Hulu in September
Television
Aug. 24 2018 7:22 PMAmerica to Me Is a Worthy Follow-up to Hoop DreamsSteve James’ panoramic portrait of racial inequality at one Illinois high school is no less epic, but you may still want more.
Brow Beat
Aug. 22 2018 11:56 AMIdris Elba Will Not Be the Next James Bond
Movies
Aug. 14 2018 10:57 AMSundance Winner Minding the Gap Is About So Much More Than SkateboardingThe new documentary follows three young men trying to skate free of the cycle of abuse.
Brow Beat
Aug. 9 2018 1:51 PMThe Oscars Are Justly Proud of Their Newly Diverse Membership. Why Don’t They Trust It?If the “popular film” category is instituted and Black Panther wins, it will be hard to see it as anything but a second-class victory.
Brow Beat
July 31 2018 1:00 PMMoviePass Announces Revolutionary Plan to Provide Less Service for More MoneyGood news, everyone!
Brow Beat
July 30 2018 12:20 PMThe Best Movies and TV Shows Coming to Netflix, HBO, Amazon Prime, and Hulu in August
Brow Beat
July 27 2018 5:50 AMThe Writer-Director of Mission: Impossible—Fallout on Improvising a BlockbusterLike the long-running franchise’s hero, Christopher McQuarrie isn’t afraid of making it up as he goes along.
Movies
July 16 2018 3:09 PMSkyscraper Turns 9/11 Into KitschThe new movie from the Rock turns the World Trade Center attacks into popcorn-friendly entertainment, complete with a happy ending.
Brow Beat
July 10 2018 9:52 AM“American Idiot” Climbs the Charts in Advance of Trump’s U.K. Visit
Brow Beat
July 2 2018 5:07 PMThis Documentary Proves Fireworks Don’t Have to Be BoringThe less boring version, however, is also a lot less safe.
Brow Beat
Sept. 21 2018 5:50 AMUnlike the Sitcom, the Good Place Podcast Might Give You Genuinely Useful Moral AdviceThe official companion to the NBC series offers so much more than behind-the-scenes trivia.
Television
Sept. 14 2018 12:12 PMAmerican Vandal Season 2 Is Like a Penis Graffitied on a Brand-New CarHilarious, if not quite as ingenious as the first time you saw it.
Movies
Sept. 7 2018 1:36 PMMichael Moore’s New Movie Is a Much-Needed Punch to the GutFahrenheit 11/9 is a rousing piece of propaganda and a worthy successor to the highest-grossing documentary of all time.
Brow Beat
Aug. 31 2018 11:58 AMMarco Rubio Should Probably Go See First Man Before He Accuses It of “Total Lunacy”We have to admit, that’s a good moon pun, though.
Brow Beat
Aug. 27 2018 5:10 PMJohn Goodman Says Roseanne Barr’s Character Is Gonna Die
Movies
Aug. 23 2018 5:29 PMAndrew Bujalski’s New Movie About a Hooters-esque Bar Thrives On ModestySupport the Girls is delightfully tacky, yet refined.
Brow Beat
Aug. 21 2018 10:51 AMAmerican Vandal’s Second Season Will Ask the Question: “Who Is the Turd Burglar?”They told you who did the dicks. Now they’ll tell you who pooped their pants.
Television
Aug. 13 2018 5:55 AMMatt Groening’s New Show Is Basically Futurama in the PastDisenchantment is comfort food for Simpsons and Futurama fans.
Movies
Aug. 1 2018 7:33 AMDoes the Plot of Mission: Impossible—Fallout Make Any Sense? Does It Matter?Three Slate critics spoil every stunt, mask rip, and shot of Tom Cruise running.
Brow Beat
July 30 2018 5:09 PMCBS Sticks With Les Moonves for Now, Despite Sexual Misconduct AllegationsThe network says it will commission an outside investigation, but Moonves will stay in place while it’s conducted.
Brow Beat
July 30 2018 7:33 AMMission: Impossible—Fallout’s Director Explains the One Part of the Movie That’s a Bit of a Cheat
Brow Beat
July 20 2018 12:54 PMRobin Weigert Is “90 Percent” Sure There’ll Be a Deadwood Movie
Movies
July 12 2018 5:04 PMThe New Mission: Impossible Understands the Secret of the Franchise’s Action SequencesTom Cruise doesn’t make it look easy. He makes it look hard.
Brow Beat
July 6 2018 10:12 AMElvis Costello Has Surgery for “Very Aggressive” Cancer
Brow Beat
July 2 2018 11:48 AMHarvey Weinstein Indicted on New Sex Crimes Charges

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