It’s the Freakiest ShowAmerican Horror Story continues to be like nothing else on television.
Television for AdultsThe Good Wife is cynical, thrilling, and grown-up. It’s also TV’s best drama.
Whit Stillman’s New TV Show Is Almost As Good As His Old MoviesAnd Amazon can really do comedy. Drama, on the other hand …
One Tough Female Detective and Hardly Any GunsIf you like Prime Suspect and The Fall, watch Happy Valley.
OutlanderIt’s a great feminist adventure. I wish it were a little more of a cheesy romance.
Attractive People Being Funny While Doing Amusing and Sometimes Romantic ThingsDon’t dismiss it. Friends was a truly great show.
The KnickSteven Soderbergh’s medical drama looks better than anything on TV, but otherwise resembles every medical drama on TV.
The Honorable WomanA complex, turgid, worthwhile mystery about the Israel-Palestine conflict.
Domestic Violence Is Violence Mass killers often start by stalking or assaulting women.
What Happened at Slate This Week? Staff writer Lily Hay Newman shares what stories intrigued her at the magazine this week.
Why Climate Change Isn’t a Sputnik Moment Military technology can’t innovate us out of this one.
Ronald Reagan Is Kobe Bryant The best NBA analogues for George Washington, Warren G. Harding, Barack Obama, and every other president.