OK, probably not—if you want a serious analysis of what Beyoncé sounded like at Obama’s inauguration, read what Mike Doughty has to say. But if you’re in the mood for something lighter—it is Friday, after all—turn to the comic wizards behind Bad Lip Reading, who have done it again. And definitely stick around for Beyoncé’s big number at the end.
TODAY IN SLATE
Scalia’s Liberal Streak
The conservative justice’s most brilliant—and surprisingly progressive—moments on the bench.
Colorado Is Ground Zero for the Fight Over Female Voters
There’s a Way to Keep Ex-Cons Out of Prison That Pays for Itself. Why Don’t More States Use It?
The NFL Explains How It Sees “the Role of the Female”
The Music Industry Is Ignoring Some of the Best Black Women Singing R&B
Theo’s Joint and Vanessa’s Whiskey
No sitcom did the “Very Special Episode” as well as The Cosby Show.
The Other Huxtable Effect
Thirty years ago, The Cosby Show gave us one of TV’s great feminists.