One of My First Journalism Assignments Was About Phantom Menace—and It Made Ron Howard Hate Me
American UltraThe Jesse Eisenberg vehicle turns Jason Bourne into Jason Bong. Puff, puff, pass.
The Slate Archives Podcast: “Extroverted Like Me” Looking back on my Paxil experience, more than 10 years later.
DoubleX Gabfest: The Manic Panic Armpits EditionListen to Slate’s show about long, neon-colored female armpit hair.
Grim CarnivalThe baffling reasoning of the jury that just sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death.
Hang Up And Listen
Hang Up and Listen: The Hours of Something Approaching Pleasure EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the Deflategate report, Bill Simmons’ departure from ESPN, and the rise of daily fantasy sports.
Send Seth Stevenson to Umpire CampIf enough people join Slate Plus, I get to write the greatest story of my career.
The Culture Gabfest “Binocular G” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on #peakTV, Documentary Now, and the new Google logo.
The Culture Gabfest “Lite in August” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Wet Hot American Summer, The End of the Tour, and air conditioning.
Ad Report Card
Hillary Wants to Tell You About Her MomClinton appeals to women in her first campaign spots.
A U.S.-Japan Robot Duel Is Coming. Time to Rewatch a Great Transnational Bot-Battle Movie.
I Double-Apple Dare YouI tried to wear an Apple Watch without touching my iPhone. It was infuriating.
Commandant Goodell’s Kangaroo CourtThe NFL’s deflategate punishment was outlandishly excessive.
YouTube Killed the Studio Audience What I learned from going to tapings of every late-night show.
Better Tread Than DeadCan treadmill desks save you and your colleagues from sedentary demise?
Why the Super PACs Don’t Scare Donald Trump They only boost his credentials as the anti-establishment candidate.
Pennsylvania’s School Funding Is So Screwed Up That It Almost Upended Its Whole Tax System to Fix It
Hang Up And Listen
The “Classic, Irrational New York Exuberance” Bonus Segment The Hang Up and Listen crew discusses the hype over Kristaps Porzingis and his extraordinary height.
The OPM Data Breach Is Putting a Damper on My Thanksgiving I have to break the news to friends and family that their information was compromised.
The Case for Nancy Lieberman If it were just a matter of résumé, she’d be an NBA head coach in no time.
How Much Did the Pentagon Pay Your Favorite Sports Team for Its Patriotism? Find Out With This Chart.