Writing

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

Why Are We Suddenly So Tired of Our Biggest Pop Stars?

Slate 25 December 2017

Eminem’s New Album Is a Fiery and Much Needed Denunciation of Trump. It’s Also Terrible.

Slate 19 December 2017

Charles Manson Embodied the Worst of the 1960s–and Every Era Since

Slate 20 November 2017

Ever Wonder Why Rolling Stone Gives So Many Raves to Washed-Up Rockers? A New Book Reveals All.

Slate 23 October 2017

The Concert for Charlottesville Was a Night of Stars, Tears, and Vague Platitudes

Slate 25 September 2017

The Parts of Stephen King’s It the Movie Shouldn’t Have Omitted (No, Not the Child Sex Orgy)

Slate 11 September 2017

The War on Drugs’ New Album Doesn’t Reinvent the Wheel. Instead, It Nearly Perfects It.

Slate 24 August 2017

Rumble Explores the Influence of Native Americans on Rock. Turns Out It’s Too Big for One Movie.

Slate 18 August 2017

UVA Is a Deeply Imperfect Place. Last Night’s Vigil Was the School at Its Best.

Slate 17 August 2017

Jay Z’s Juicy New Album Is Both His Best in Years and a Savvy Hustle

Slate 1 July 2017

With His New Album Big Fish Theory, Vince Staples Proves He’s Big Enough for Any Pond

Slate 26 June 2017