The Slate New Classics: Which Will Stand the Test of Time?

Tell Us: Which of the Slate New Classics Will Last?

Tell Us: Which of the Slate New Classics Will Last?

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Nov. 7 2011 4:35 PM

Which of the Slate New Classics Will Last?

Ugg boot, Mulholland Dr.

Today Slate unveiled its list of “The New Classics,” the books, movies, fashion items, and other cultural artifacts (since 2000) that will stand the test of time. It’s not your grandfather’s canon: The one novel isn’t by Philip Roth or Jonathan Franzen but Aleksandar Hemon, “Star Wars KidForce-Leaps his way into a nomination, and there’s even a little love for the Ugg.

Now we want you to weigh in on our picks. Think “I Gotta Feeling” will be our “Over the Rainbow”? “I’m a Mac/I’m a PC” will be our “Think Small”? The Wire will be our Twin Peaks? Vote for Slate’s best pick in the first poll.

In the second poll, tell us which pick is less a “new classic” than a New Coke. Think The Clock is a passing fad? Clearview will go the way of Comic Sans? The people of the 23rd century won’t think a thing of Mulholland Drive? Voting ends Friday at noon.


Of course there’s plenty more than made our list. Please send your own nominations for "new classics" to or use the #newclassics hashtag on Twitter. We’ll gather all of your suggestions for a follow-up article.