Out of the Blue and Into the WackNeil Young’s PonoPlayer sounds no better than an iPhone—no matter what the audiophiles say.
What Happens in Chicago, Stays in Chicago on Better Call Saul, Episode 3, “Nacho”The hosts of Slate’s TV Club podcast want someone to explain to them what the heck that youthful indiscretion was all about.
Are the Greeks Sound Negotiators?The country owes 300 billion euros, and its leader is talking about Nazi war crimes. That might not be the worst tactic.
Better Call Saul, Episode 2: “Mijo”When the Breaking Bad spinoff heads into to the desert, Slate’s TV Club knows nothing good will come of it.
When Will Downton Abbey’s Miss Bunting Mind Her Manners? Two Slate Critics Dissect the Latest Episode.
Ten Years in Your Ears
Don’t Count AM/FM Radio Out Just YetPodcasts are big and getting bigger, but what are you gonna turn on when the zombie apocalypse comes?
Better Call Saul, Ep. 1: “Uno”Slate’s TV Club recaps the pilot episode of the much-anticipated Breaking Bad spin-off.
Dear Patriots HatersA message from a Pats fan to all the chafing, crybaby chumps out there.
TNR’s Raucous Wake Staff changes at the venerable magazine expose the fault lines of modern journalism.
Europe’s Other Crackdown Azerbaijan is decimating its human rights activists, and why not? It’s faced almost no consequences for its repression.
The Grandparent Trap The shameful problem of elder financial abuse is only going to get worse.
Inside Higher Ed
How Unemployment Rates Shift Choices of Majors When the economy is weak, college students flee liberal arts.
What We Like Right Now Our favorite picks for the week of July 27, curated by Slate writers and editors.
The End of the Tour David Foster Wallace is at the center of a movie of ideas that contains actual ideas.
Why Cecil Was Such an Important Lion In videos, photos, and scientific research papers, he was a star.
It Took 22 Years for the Women’s 1,500-Meters Record to Fall. What's the Fastest Humans Can Possibly Run?