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.
“I Just Hate My Life, and My Life Is You”FX takes on the relationship sitcom, with sharp results.
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.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Democrats’ War at Home
How can the president’s party defend itself from the president’s foreign policy blunders?
The Democrats’ War at Home How can the president’s party defend itself from the president’s foreign policy blunders?
Congress’ Public Shaming of the Secret Service Was Political Grandstanding at Its Best
Congress’ Public Shaming of the Secret Service Was Political Grandstanding at Its Best Darrell Issa’s public shaming of the head of the Secret Service was congressional grandstanding at its best.
Michigan’s Tradition of Football “Toughness” Needs to Go—Starting With Coach Hoke
A Plentiful, Renewable Resource That America Keeps Overlooking
Windows 8 Was So Bad That Microsoft Will Skip Straight to Windows 10
Cringing. Ducking. Mumbling.
How GOP candidates react whenever someone brings up reproductive rights or gay marriage.
Building a Better Workplace
You Deserve a Pre-cation
The smartest job perk you’ve never heard of.
Syria’s “Moderate” Rebels Are Realizing That U.S. Airstrikes Help Bashar al-Assad, Not Them
Buy a Small Business
“I Didn’t Want to Build the Next Twitter for Cats” Search funds are the quiet, dependable, risk-averse sibling to the startup.
Behind the Scenes
“I Need a Pair of Pants That Won’t Bore Me to Death” Troy Patterson talks about looking sharp, flat-top fades, and being Slate’s Gentleman Scholar.
Watch a Crowd Go Wild When Steve Jobs Moves a Laptop in This 1999 Demonstration of WiFi
NFL Players Die Young. Or Maybe They Live Long Lives. Why it’s so hard to pin down the effects of football on players’ lives.