Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of CampNetflix’s revival of the cult classic is TV’s reboot boom at its best.
If a Sadistic Ringmaster Ran the Olympics You’d get American Ninja Warrior, one of broadcast TV’s fastest-growing hits. What’s the source of its hypnotic appeal?
Sex & Drugs & Middle-Aged White Guys FX’s Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll proves that the ghosts of rock ’n’ roll past are a lot less cool than we think they are.
Reality CheckLifetime’s UnReal is the first antihero show that is created by women, stars women, and at times brutally satirizes women. It’s irresistible.
Stuffy British Period Miniseries Are My Comfort TelevisionAnd that’s why PBS’s Poldark is so frustrating.
The Perfect PivotIn its second season, Halt and Catch Fire has swiveled to become a different, better show.
Unbreakable Kimmy SchmidtNetflix’s new Tina Fey comedy may be the new 30 Rock—with an even bigger heart.
American CrimeThis new ABC drama is the most nuanced, intelligent take on race relations we’ve seen in years.
The Heart of PawneeWhat made Parks and Recreation such a uniquely good sitcom—even if the finale lost sight of it.
I Am CaitCaitlyn Jenner’s E! series is not invasive or insensitive or crass. But it is something far more surprising: a terrible reality show.
Angry at the WorldThe second season of True Detective feels like a direct retort to Nic Pizzolatto’s critics.
Prison as PlaygroundDarkness has always been key to what makes Orange Is the New Black great. Why is the new season so upbeat?
Europe’s Other Crackdown Azerbaijan is decimating its human rights activists, and why not? It’s faced almost no consequences for its repression.
The Grandparent Trap The shameful problem of elder financial abuse is only going to get worse.
Inside Higher Ed
How Unemployment Rates Shift Choices of Majors When the economy is weak, college students flee liberal arts.
What We Like Right Now Our favorite picks for the week of July 27, curated by Slate writers and editors.
The End of the Tour David Foster Wallace is at the center of a movie of ideas that contains actual ideas.
Why Cecil Was Such an Important Lion In videos, photos, and scientific research papers, he was a star.
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