Writing

The Greatest Creative Run in the History of Popular Music

Slate 18 December 2016

This New Doc About the Invention That Changed Music Is a Must-Watch for Music Nerds

Slate 16 December 2016

On A Tribe Called Quest’s First Album in 18 Years, Its Music Is, Amazingly, as Timely as Ever

Slate 14 November 2016

Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant Are the Brangelina of the NBA

Slate 7 November 2016

Danny Brown’s New Album Is One of the Best of the YearÑand One of the Most Frightening

Slate 7 October 2016

How the Rolling Stones, a Band Obsessed With Black Musicians, Helped Make Rock a White Genre

Slate 6 October 2016

What Luke Cage Takes From the Blaxploitation Genre

Slate 3 October 2016

The New De La Soul Album Is Exactly What You Expected: I.E., Not at All What You Expected

Slate 30 August 2016

I Love the Weirdo Misfits of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Basketball Team

Slate 19 August 2016

How The Get Down Botches Hip-Hop History

Slate 17 August 2016

Is Hip-Hop Becoming Classic Rock? On Rap’s Nostalgia Problem.

Slate 20 July 2016

The Premiere of Bill Simmons’ HBO Show Any Given Wednesday Was a Real Dog’s Breakfast

Slate 23 June 2016

LeBron James Is Even Better Than We Thought He Was

Slate 17 June 2016

Forget Your O.J. Simpson Fatigue–ESPN’s Made in America Is a Revelation

Slate 8 June 2016

Russell Westbrook Is the Most Volatile Great Player in NBA History

Slate 24 May 2016

Chance the Rapper’s ‘Coloring Book’ Is the First True Gospel-Rap Masterpiece

Slate 16 May 2016

Prince May Have Been the Greatest Guitarist Since Hendrix, and That Shouldn’t Seem Like a Surprise

Slate 28 April 2016

Prince Was Our Bard of One-Night Stands, and ‘Little Red Corvette’ Was His Masterpiece

Slate 21 April 2016

The Golden State Warriors Are the Greatest NBA Team EverÑand the Most Likable

Slate 14 April 2016

Why It Hurts So Much to Lose Phife Dawg, the Irascible, Hilarious Soul of A Tribe Called Quest

Slate 23 March 2016