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.
Roads & Kingdoms
Life After ISIS The Northern Iraqi city of Sinjar has been recaptured from ISIS, but it’s a long way from back to normal.
Best of Slate Podcasts
The Best of Slate Podcasts Only have time for one podcast this week? Make it this one.
The Craziest Endings in College Football History After the turkey, enjoy some classic finishes.