Un-American ActivitiesJohn Ford’s Westerns, Hitchcock’s North by Northwest, Woody Allen’s Upper East Side: American movies used to be set in America. Not anymore.
In Praise of the Golden GlobesThey’re more fun than the Oscars, and they pick better winners, too.
“Woman: The Other Alien in Alien”Why are academics so obsessed with Ridley Scott’s movie and its sequels? Plus: An Alien bibliography.
The Return of Silent CinemaThe Artist isn’t the only movie harkening back to the time before talkies.
Why Is Sen. Ron Johnson So Afraid of the The Lego Movie? It isn’t the anti-corporate propaganda he thinks it is.
Inside Higher Ed
Haunted by High School Colleges often make admissions decisions based on students’ misbehavior in high school. Is that fair?
It's Not Just Josh Duggar—A String of Sex-Abuse Scandals Have Recently Rocked Christian Fundamentalism
What Happened at Slate This Week? Editorial assistant Rachel Gross on the best of Slate, from wedding debt to the evolution debate.
Charter Promises Its Time Warner Cable Acquisition Won’t Hurt Net Neutrality. We've Heard That Before.
San Andreas Is a Crock But there’s a reason West Coast geologists are fixated on the “big one.”