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

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

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

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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

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Mobb Deep’s Prodigy Was Hip-Hop’s Greatest Poet of Fear

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The Trouble with Building a Rock-Writing Canon

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Sgt. Pepper Came Out 50 Years Ago This Week. The Timing Was As Perfect As the Album.

Slate 24 May 2017

The Cavs and Warriors Are Undefeated, but the NBA Playoffs Belong to Isaiah Thomas

Slate 10 May 2017

Drake’s More Life Is Drake’s Best Album Because It Has the Least Drake

Slate 22 March 2017

Chuck Berry Didn’t Just Invent Rock and Roll. He Perfected It.

Slate 19 March 2017

Could Anti-Trump Americans Make YG’s “FDT (F— Donald Trump)” the No. 1 Song in the Country?

Slate 22 February 2017

How and Why to Root for the New England Patriots in the Age of Trump

Slate 3 February 2017

My Two Favorite Albums of the Year Came From the Same City

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The Greatest Creative Run in the History of Popular Music

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