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.
Don’t Sweat the Dodd-Frank Rollback Congress just gave Wall Street a win. It also opened the door for smarter, better financial reform.
What Happened at Slate This Week? Staff writer Lily Hay Newman shares what stories intrigued her at the magazine this week.
The Music Club
The Music Club, 2014 Entry 16: RTJ 2 may be the safe choice for rap album of the year, but that doesn’t make it wrong.
Squash vs. Baseball! Wrestling vs. Golf! Good riddance to the days when sports had to fight each other for Olympic survival.