October 17, 2013

The World Needs More Wes Andersons
4:15 PM

The trailer for director Wes Anderson’s next movie, due out in 2014 and called The Grand Budapest Hotel, came out Thursday. It features harpsichord-esque background music, a madcap plot, impish hipster humor made funnier by contrast to its opulent su

Arthur Miller Outlived His Critics
October 14, 2002
1:28 PM

With Arthur Miller reaching the age of eighty-seven this month, it is time for those of us who have not always been in his corner to salute one of our theater's most distinguished elder statesmen.

Last Night's Letterman Was a Slap In the Face to the News Cycle
8:55 AM

Why Congress shouldn't pass bills late at night: The comedians are left with dated material

Schwarzenegger and Stallone: Right-Wing Icons Trapped in a Left-Wing Movie
12:00 AM

The latest Stallone/Schwarzenegger action flick, unimaginatively titled Escape Plan, seems intent on reminding people that Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger still exist.

October 16, 2013

These Unbelievable Photos Make Hong Kong Look Like Abstract Art
2:00 PM

The photographer Michael Wolf's study of Hong Kong, "The Architecture of Density," began with the SARS outbreak in 2002.

What Slate Missed: 5 Other Reasons College Women Shouldn’t Get Drunk
1:11 PM

Emily Yoffe has managed to outrage everyone on Twitter this morning despite having written nothing about our infuriating Congress.

Was Oscar Wilde's Outlandish Personality More Influential Than His Writing?
December 6, 1954
8:00 AM

Henry James called him a "fatuous cad," but we all know he was just jealous. 

October 15, 2013

5 Things Dave Eggers Fundamentally Misunderstands About the Internet
10:58 PM

It is by now well-documented that Dave Eggers’s brutal takedown of digital culture has very little interest in the real logistics of digital culture.

Donna Tartt's 'The Goldfinch' Has Divided Critics. It Shouldn't Have.
The new novel is Dickensian. Reading it is hard times.
8:00 PM

The new novel is Dickensian. Reading it is hard times.