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.
The U.S. Isn’t Just Failing to Protect Electronics Workers From Toxic Substances. Their Kids Are Suffering, Too.
One Thing Primates of Park Avenue Definitely Doesn’t Exaggerate: The Obscene Power of Designer Purses
The XX Factor
The Latest Battle for Religious Women: Quran Recitation Apps That Don’t Include Female Voices
What We Like Right Now Our favorite picks for the week of June 29, curated by Slate writers and editors.
The Digital Demagogue The Greek prime minister’s faceoff with Europe is something new: a bold, imperfect, high-velocity form of mass democracy made possible by the Internet.