The Heart of PawneeWhat made Parks and Recreation such a uniquely good sitcom—even if the finale lost sight of it.
The Odd CoupleCBS’s show puts a retrograde new spin on an old story about what it means to be a straight man.
The Anti-SerialHBO’s documentary The Jinx is a true-crime story that doesn’t do any hand-holding.
Huckster as HeroBetter Call Saul is a comic book origin story disguised in a cheap suit and hairpiece.
Warm With a Chance of Abhorrent AnticsIn Season 4, Girls is better—and more provocative—than it’s been for a while.
Outsider ArtThe sweet, subtly provocative Fresh Off the Boat is the latest reason to be grateful for TV’s diversity push.
Sink or SwimIn Season 3 of The Americans, the clash between principles and parenting is more violent than ever.
JustificationWill Raylan Givens face the consequences of his itchy trigger finger in Justified’s final season?
Rubio Just Collapsed The Florida senator took a drubbing in New Hampshire. Can he really be the GOP establishment’s best hope?
LED Bulbs Were Once Pricey. Now They’re Cheap, Mass-Produced, and Plentiful. This Is How Efficient Technology Will Take Over.
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The 11th Worst Super Bowl in History How do you measure Super Bowl mediocrity? Slate correspondent Justin Peters stacks them up.
What’s Fact and What’s Fiction in Episode 2 of The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story?
Why You Hated the Super Bowl It was hard to tell if it was a great defensive contest, or a terrible offensive one.