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.
John Oliver’s #LongrantsThree months in, Last Week Tonight is the perfect news show for now.
Little Networks, Big ShowsDramas on WGN and WE epitomize the flood of totally decent television.
The Summer of Popcorn TVExtant and The Strain, two enjoyable B-movie shows with limited futures.
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.
“I Just Hate My Life, and My Life Is You”FX takes on the relationship sitcom, with sharp results.
Sex and Relationship Advice on Orange Is the New BlackDan Savage and Willa Paskin talk Season 2.
The Slatest Week in Pictures A pilgrimage in Nepal, elections in Athens, war in Syria, fashion in Paris, and trash heaps in China.
What Happened at Slate This Week? Social media guru Lindsey Underwood highlights the most popular stories of the week, from the Patriots to Tom Petty.
Katy Perry Is the Singing, Dancing "Cool Girl," and She's a Perfect Fit for the Super Bowl Halftime Show
The Gynandromorphs A phenomenon observed in insects, crustaceans, and birds results in animals that are both female and male.
He Never Touches the Balls Tom Brady may be the handsome face of the Pats, but the team’s heart and soul belong to defensive tackle Vince Wilfork.