Sasha Frere-Jones

Sasha Frere-Jones is Slate's music critic and a writer and musician in New York.

March 5 2004 3:02 PMThe Bloody and the BeautifulGoodbye, Babylon's incomparable collection of gospel—and the questions raised by it.
Mixing Desk
Jan. 30 2004 10:38 AMPsst!How to find the best hip-hop of the year (hint: not in a store near you); plus, the cooling tones of Air.
Mixing Desk
Dec. 18 2003 6:14 PMFrom Coldplay to Jack BlackA holiday roundup of the year's best music DVDs and box sets.
The Music Club
Dec. 16 2003 10:49 AMIs the Album Really Obsolete?
Mixing Desk
Dec. 5 2003 2:59 PMWhen Hipsters CryYeah Yeah Yeahs get sentimental; plus a jaunty Bob Dylan.
Nov. 6 2003 12:36 PMCampfire SingalongThe Strokes arrive on time, get the job done.
The Participatory Book Club
Oct. 8 2003 3:44 PMThe Fortress of Solitude's Swan Song
The Participatory Book Club
Oct. 7 2003 2:46 PMA Peaceable Discussion of Race
The Participatory Book Club
Oct. 6 2003 2:47 PMRough Emotional Grain
Aug. 22 2003 3:09 PMWhen Critics Meet PopWhy are some writers so afraid of Justin Timberlake?
The Music Club
June 3 2003 11:14 AMRadiohead With a View
May 22 2003 6:09 PMAddicted to New PornographersThe power-pop album you'll be listening to obsessively.
Feb. 28 2003 6:06 PM50 Cent DiscountHow Eminem mishandled rap's new star.
Feb. 19 2004 8:05 AMGo West, Old GenreHip-hop is corny—and only one man can save it.
Jan. 21 2004 7:05 PMSui GenerisThe utterly new sounds of Dizzee Rascal, Britain's rising superstar.
The Music Club
Dec. 17 2003 9:42 AMDizzee Rascal's Enormous Debut
The Music Club
Dec. 15 2003 10:30 AMA Critic's Night Before Christmas
Nov. 14 2003 7:45 PMFrom A- to AJay-Z's final album is his most professional yet.
Mixing Desk
Oct. 30 2003 4:36 PMWho's the Next White Stripes?M.A.S.S. should be on your stereo.
Oct. 8 2003 11:52 AMOutKast Is GoodAmerica's greatest rock band thinks hard about virtue.
Mixing Desk
Oct. 7 2003 8:34 AMThe Real Diana RossA disco classic gets a makeover, plus Erykah Badu, Missy, etc.
Aug. 29 2003 4:17 PMThe Skeptical BelieverLester Bangs forged a career of passionate excess, but his skepticism made him great.
The Music Club
June 4 2003 11:44 AMThom Yorke Is No Jeff Spicoli
The Music Club
June 2 2003 11:54 AMLyrics That Would Not Be Out of Place on a Jewel Record
March 14 2003 5:02 PMIn a World Gone MildThe Beastie Boys' meek protest song.


Frame Game

Hard Knocks

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

Chief Justice John Roberts Says $1,000 Can’t Buy Influence in Congress. Looks Like He’s Wrong.

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

Hidden Messages in Corporate Logos

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

Sports Nut

Giving Up on Goodell

How the NFL lost the trust of its most loyal reporters.

How Can We Investigate Potential Dangers of Fracking Without Being Alarmist?

My Year as an Abortion Doula       

  News & Politics
Sept. 16 2014 11:25 AM The GOP’s Phantom Menace The Republican Party’s new agenda is trying to solve problems that don’t exist.
Business Insider
Sept. 16 2014 10:17 AM How Jack Ma Founded Alibaba
Atlas Obscura
Sept. 16 2014 8:00 AM The Wall Street Bombing: Low-Tech Terrorism in Prohibition-era New York
  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. 16 2014 10:52 AM Bill Hader Explains Why Playing Stefon Made Him Laugh and Why LeBron James Is Funny
Future Tense
Sept. 16 2014 7:36 AM The Inspiration Drought Why our science fiction needs new dreams.
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 16 2014 7:30 AM A Galaxy of Tatooines
Sports Nut
Sept. 15 2014 9:05 PM Giving Up on Goodell How the NFL lost the trust of its most loyal reporters.