The Year MTV Took Over the Charts In 1982, synth-pop came in strong, Hall and Oates crossed over into R&B, and Paul McCartney learned about racial harmony.
Best of Slate Podcasts
The Best of Slate Podcasts Only have time for one podcast this week? Make it this one.
The Angle: Kaep Won Edition Slate’s daily newsletter on ugly history, Bannon’s exit, and Colin Kaepernick’s year.
A Brief History of Eclipse Glasses and the People Who Forgot to Wear Them If you haven’t gotten yours yet, start building a pinhole camera.
Robert Mugabe’s Wife Is Probably Going to Get Away With Beating a South African Model With an Extension Cord
Dismantled but Not Destroyed One alternative to tearing down Confederate monuments: creatively repurposing them.
Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World This sorely needed new documentary explores the influence of Native Americans on rock ’n’ roll. It turns out to be too big a subject for just one movie.
Bannon’s Exit Gave Trump a Perfect Opening to Distance Himself From White Nationalism. He Didn’t Take It.
The XX Factor
OkCupid Banned the White Supremacist From the Vice Video. Here’s Why That Makes No Sense.
The Monuments Trump Doesn’t Support While the president defends racist bronze relics, he’s stripping protections from the nation’s public lands.
Agree to Disagree The Political Gabfest on what makes for great podcast chemistry.
Detroit and Filmmaker Janicza Bravo The director talks about her “weird” new movie Lemon, directing Atlanta’s “Juneteenth” episode, and challenging what it means to be a black female filmmaker.
The XX Factor
The Mormon Church Condemned White Supremacists, and This White Supremacist Mom Is Very Mad
Grand White Party vs. Grand Middle Party Steve Bannon is charting two different courses for Republicans. Which one will the GOP choose?
In These Troubling Times, Here’s Tina Fey Dropping Truths About Neo-Nazis While Stress-Eating a Sheet Cake
Live at Politics and Prose
A Coming of (Middle) Age Story Tom Perrotta reads from his novel Mrs. Fletcher and explains why he wanted to call it The Milf.
Outraged Romantic What is Jeremiah Moss really pining for when he decries the loss of Old New York?
Edgar Wright on Baby Driver Blowing Past $100 Million, Making Original Movies, and Baby Driver 2
Colin Kaepernick Won In angering the NFL’s white billionaire owners, the quarterback lost his job but started a movement.
Candidate Trump Said He Would Take Down the Confederate Flag From South Carolina State House
13 Dead and 100 Injured in Terrorist Attack in Barcelona; Second Suspected Plot Thwarted