The Most Important Album of 1968 Wasn’t The White Album. It Was Beggars Banquet.

Slate 6 December 2018

BEASTIE BOYS BOOK Re-creates the Pleasures of the Group’s Best Albums

Slate 7 November 2018

Why a Song About Unremembered Rap Arcana May Become Hip-Hop’s Most Remembered Song

Slate 18 October 2018

Big Mouth Is So Good It Almost Makes You Miss Middle School

Slate 15 October 2018

Whole Lotta Love (review of BASKETBALL: A LOVE STORY)

Slate 9 October 2018

Quincy Jones Has Accomplished So Much That Even Netflix’s New Doc About Him Can’t Capture It All

Slate 9 September 2018

“The Great Minor City of America” (Review of BOOM TOWN)

Slate 24 August 2018

Aretha Franklin Was the Defining Voice of the 20th Century

Slate 16 August 2018

Aretha Franklin Was Also One of R&B’s Greatest Pianists

Slate 16 August 2018

Castle Rock Is a Smart, Addictive Dive Into Stephen King’s World and Work

Slate 25 July 2018

XXXTentacion’s Death Deserves More than Indifference

Slate 19 June 2018

The New Book About The Simpsons Is Hilarious, Joke-a-Minute, and Overstays Its Welcome

Slate 12 June 2018

On Kanye West’s New Album, the GOOD Music Rapper Focuses Simply on Good Music

Slate 11 June 2018

Pusha T’s New Album Is Outstanding. The Feud It Stoked Could Be Even Better.

Slate 29 May 2018

Stop Calling James Harden a Choker. The Rockets Might Lose to the Warriors but It’s Not About Being “Clutch.”

Slate 14 May 2018

HBO’s Admirable New Elvis Documentary Would Have Benefited From More Suspicious Minds

Slate 10 April 2018

The Virginia Cavaliers Are Slow and Sometimes Boring and Amazing to Watch

Slate 14 March 2018

The Cavaliers Just Blew Up Their Team to Please LeBron James. It Probably Won’t Work.

Slate 18 February 2018

The Entire NBA Has Been Afflicted by Warriors Derangement Syndrome

Slate 26 January 2018

Revisit the ’92 Celtics and the Geto Boys in This Lively, Flawed First Novel

Slate 24 January 2018