Tom Shone
July 19 2012 6:07 AMUn-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.
Jan. 13 2012 6:16 PMIn Praise of the Golden GlobesThey’re more fun than the Oscars, and they pick better winners, too.
Oct. 25 2011 7:06 AMTwinkle Twinkle, Little StarsThe crazily accelerated career arcs of Hollywood actors.
April 11 2011 5:15 PMI'm High on Life!Do artists do their best work before they get clean?
Feb. 10 2011 6:42 PMA Field of Feisty UnicornsMy adventures in the world of online personal ads.
July 29 2010 10:04 AMDinner for SchmucksA comedy for idiots, about idiots.
March 31 2010 10:16 AMPlease Stop Blowing My MindBlockbusters have become way too intellectual.
March 5 2009 12:33 PMRereading WatchmenThe world's first anti-heroic comic book is underwhelming.
Summer Movies
June 14 2005 1:02 PMLucas vs. SpielbergThe worst best friends in Hollywood.
June 6 2012 12:28 PM“Woman: The Other Alien in AlienWhy are academics so obsessed with Ridley Scott’s movie and its sequels? Plus: An Alien bibliography.
Nov. 21 2011 7:22 AMThe Return of Silent CinemaThe Artist isn’t the only movie harkening back to the time before talkies.
May 24 2011 6:57 AMThe Blockbuster Goes RetroX-Men, Super 8, and Captain America attempt to reboot the past.
The Oscars
Feb. 14 2011 10:51 AMNatalie Portman, Great ActorOr is she just an excellent special effect?
Feb. 8 2011 11:15 AMHumphrey Bogart's SecretStefan Kanfer's biography gets what made him so great.
Summer Movies
July 13 2010 10:04 AMA World Without WaterworldsWhatever happened to the box-office bomb?
Jan. 14 2010 1:46 PMJames Cameron Hates AmericaThe conservative attack on Avatar.
Nov. 30 2005 3:30 PMFighting Evil, Quoting NietzscheDid the comic book really need to grow up?


War Stories

The Right Target

Why Obama’s airstrikes against ISIS may be more effective than people expect.

Why Is This Mother in Prison for Helping Her Daughter Get an Abortion?

The XX Factor
Sept. 23 2014 11:13 AM Why Is This Mother in Prison for Helping Her Daughter Get an Abortion?

Divestment Is Fine but Mostly Symbolic. There’s a Better Way for Universities to Fight Climate Change.

I Stand With Emma Watson on Women’s Rights

Even though I know I’m going to get flak for it.

It Is Very Stupid to Compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice

Building a Better Workplace

In Defense of HR

Startups and small businesses shouldn’t skip over a human resources department.

It’s Legal for Obama to Bomb Syria Because He Says It Is

How Ted Cruz and Scott Brown Misunderstand What It Means to Be an American Citizen

  News & Politics
War Stories
Sept. 23 2014 4:04 PM The Right Target Why Obama’s airstrikes against ISIS may be more effective than people expect.
Sept. 23 2014 2:08 PM Home Depot’s Former Lead Security Engineer Had a Legacy of Sabotage
Sept. 23 2014 1:57 PM Would a Second Sarkozy Presidency End Marriage Equality in France?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 23 2014 2:32 PM Politico Asks: Why Is Gabby Giffords So “Ruthless” on Gun Control?
  Slate Plus
Political Gabfest
Sept. 23 2014 3:04 PM Chicago Gabfest How to get your tickets before anyone else.
Brow Beat
Sept. 23 2014 4:45 PM Why Is Autumn the Only Season With Two Names?
Future Tense
Sept. 23 2014 1:50 PM Oh, the Futility! Frogs Try to Catch Worms off of an iPhone Video.
  Health & Science
Sept. 23 2014 4:33 PM Who Deserves Those 4 Inches of Airplane Seat Space? An investigation into the economics of reclining.
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.