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
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”?
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.
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.
Oct. 26 2011 5:25 AMThe Paranormal PhenomenonWhy the franchise is a hit—with major, major spoilers.
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
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
Dec. 22 2011 4:45 PMTintin’s Father, Nobody’s SonThe complicated life of Hergé, in two new biographies—one written, one drawn.
Nov. 23 2011 7:32 AM“Mahna Mahna”How a ditty from a soft-core Italian movie became the Muppets’ catchiest tune.
Nov. 3 2011 4:56 PMKevin Smith's ArmyHow his loyal fans prop up a stunningly mediocre career.


Frame Game

Hard Knocks

I was hit by a teacher in an East Texas public school. It taught me nothing.

There Are New Abuse Allegations Against Adrian Peterson

After This Merger, One Company Could Control One-Third of the Planet's Beer Sales

John Oliver Pleads for Scotland to Stay With the U.K.

If You’re Outraged by the NFL, Follow This Satirical Blowhard on Twitter


Don’t Expect Adrian Peterson to Go to Prison

In much of America, beating your kids is perfectly legal. 

The Juice

Ford’s Big Gamble

It’s completely transforming America’s best-selling vehicle.

I Tried to Write an Honest Profile of One of Bollywood’s Biggest Stars. It Didn’t Go Well.

Here’s Why College Women Don’t Take Rape Allegations to the Police

The XX Factor
Sept. 15 2014 1:51 PM Here’s Why College Women Don’t Take Rape Allegations to the Police
  News & Politics
Sept. 15 2014 8:56 PM The Benghazi Whistleblower Who Might Have Revealed a Massive Scandal on his Poetry Blog
Sept. 15 2014 7:27 PM Could IUDs Be the Next Great Weapon in the Battle Against Poverty?
Sept. 15 2014 4:38 PM What Is Straight Ice Cream?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 15 2014 3:31 PM My Year As an Abortion Doula
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Sept. 15 2014 11:38 AM The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 4  A spoiler-filled discussion of "Listen."
Brow Beat
Sept. 15 2014 8:58 PM Lorde Does an Excellent Cover of Kanye West’s “Flashing Lights”
Future Tense
Sept. 15 2014 4:49 PM Cheetah Robot Is Now Wireless and Gallivanting on MIT’s Campus
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 15 2014 11:00 AM The Comet and the Cosmic Beehive
Sports Nut
Sept. 15 2014 9:05 PM Giving Up on Goodell How the NFL lost the trust of its most loyal reporters.