Sam Adams

Sam Adams writes for the Los Angeles Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Time Out New York, the Onion A.V. Club, and the Philadelphia City Paper. Follow him on Twitter.

Brow Beat
April 30 2013 2:28 PMNetflix Is Changing. Beware Streamageddon.
Brow Beat
March 15 2013 5:16 PMDid Veronica Mars Ruin Kickstarter?
Brow Beat
Nov. 13 2012 4:39 PMHow the Coen Brothers’ Most Underrated Movie Explains the Petraeus Affair
Culturebox
July 10 2012 1:36 PMFinally, the Definitive Cut of Kenneth Lonergan’s MargaretOr is it?
Brow Beat
Feb. 10 2012 4:44 PMIs Liz Lemon Becoming “Dumbass Homer”?
Culturebox
Dec. 19 2011 12:20 PMCameron Crowe and His Manic Visionary Dream BoysWe Bought a Zoo reveals what’s gone wrong with a once-great director’s career.
Culturebox
Nov. 21 2011 2:19 PMTwilight, All NightI watched all four movies in a row—in a theater full of superfans—and lived to tell the tale.
Culturebox
Oct. 26 2011 5:25 AMThe Paranormal PhenomenonWhy the franchise is a hit—with major, major spoilers.
Culturebox
April 26 2013 4:59 PMThe Secret Autobiography of Tom CruiseHis surprisingly revealing recent movies.
Brow Beat
Feb. 1 2013 2:52 PMHere Are the Rules for Netflix Spoilers
Culturebox
Aug. 24 2012 12:19 PMThe Films of Norman MailerThey’re like a punch in the face.
Brow Beat
June 4 2012 2:33 PMNew Account of Mel Gibson Makes Anti-Semitic Star Sound Worse Than Ever
Books
Dec. 22 2011 4:45 PMTintin’s Father, Nobody’s SonThe complicated life of Hergé, in two new biographies—one written, one drawn.
Culturebox
Nov. 23 2011 7:32 AM“Mahna Mahna”How a ditty from a soft-core Italian movie became the Muppets’ catchiest tune.
Movies
Nov. 3 2011 4:56 PMKevin Smith's ArmyHow his loyal fans prop up a stunningly mediocre career.
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Working
Dec. 18 2014 4:49 PM Slate’s Working Podcast: Episode 17 Transcript Read what David Plotz asked a middle school principal about his workday.