The Culture Gabfest “I’m a Lumberjack and I’m OK” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Top Five, the seven wonders of the modern world, and lumbersexuality.
The Tears Come on Their OwnIt doesn’t take much to make the Alzheimer’s story Still Alice a heart-wrenching film: Just aim the camera at Julianne Moore’s face and leave it.
Walk 1,100 Miles in My ShoesIn Wild, Reese Witherspoon goes on an epic hike of self-invention.
The BabadookA terrifyingly great horror movie about motherhood from Australian writer-director Jennifer Kent.
Code UnbrokenThe Imitation Game tells the story of Alan Turing but shies away from its hero’s complexities.
Ornithologist, Philatelist, Philanthropist, CreepSteve Carell plays sinister billionaire John E. du Pont in Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher.
Is Interstellar a Visionary Masterpiece, or Just Visionary Baloney? Two Slate Critics Discuss.
The Culture Gabfest “The New York Review of Taylor Swift” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Taylor Swift’s 1989, The 50 Year Argument, and that street harassment video.
The Top 10 Movies of 2014Slate’s movie critic on the monsters, the mothers, and the minifigs of the year in film.
The Culture Gabfest “Rock, Paper, Scissors” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Wild, Matisse’s Cutouts at MOMA, and the Slate/Whiting Second Novel List.
Political Gabfest Extra: San Francisco TreatTwo Slate podcast hosts trade stories while driving toward a secret destination.
Culture Gabfest Extra: Pasadena, Here We ComeThree Culturefesters drive around Los Angeles toward a secret destination used in an ’80s summer blockbuster.
The Culture Gabfest “Totally Obsessed” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Black Mirror, Willa Paskin on cultural obsession, and more Willa Paskin on the decline of TV comedy.
The Culture Gabfest “How Could You?” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on the downfall of Bill Cosby, the legacy of Mike Nichols, and what the critics are thankful for this year.
Love Among the RuinsTeen romance and armed insurrection make strange bedfellows in Mockingjay Part I.
Hang Up And Listen
The Superfest East, Live in Brooklyn EditionSlate’s mega-podcast on Obama’s immigration reform push, the rise of emoji, and Adam Silver’s call to legalize sports betting.
The Jon Stewart MovieTrying to set aside my love for The Daily Show while evaluating Rosewater.
Marvel’s Coming for Your KidsBig Hero 6 is pretty good—at grooming its young audience to love live-action comic book blockbusters for life.
Cosmic ReliefIn The Theory of Everything, Stephen Hawking’s marriage is as complex as the universe.
The Sony Emails Are Fair Game No, Aaron Sorkin, reporting on the hacked documents is not “spectacularly dishonorable.”
The Year’s Best Advertisements Budweiser puppies, Woo Woo, the return of Salt-N-Pepa, and more of 2014’s best commercials.
The Year of Outrage From righteous fury to faux indignation, everything we got mad about in 2014—and how outrage has taken over our lives.
Women’s Work The jobs recovery was supposed to be great for women. It hasn’t exactly worked out that way.
Listen to Our Ultimate Holiday Playlist Holiday tracks for the season, exclusively for Slate Plus members.
Taking a Page From the Patent Troll Playbook The Harvard professor who went after a Chinese restaurant used some familiar tactics.