That Time When South Carolina Elected a Majority Black Legislature—in 1868
After Emancipation, Here’s What Happened When Slave Owners Had to Start Paying “the Help”
In Get Out, the Horror Lies in the Details
Audiences Didn’t Need Sunglasses to See Reality in They Live
They Live Is a Sci-Fi Horror Movie About Getting Woke
The Parallax View Was Designed to Make You Paranoid
In The Parallax View, Political Assassination Is Just One Strike in a Covert Political War
Critics Called Blow Out a Trashy Horror Movie. In Fact, It’s a Deeply Personal Study of Obsession.
How The Conversation and Enemy of the State Foresaw Our Age of Ubiquitous Surveillance
How Fascists Took Over Italy with Widespread, Intensely Personal Acts of Political Violence
Our New Slate Academy Looks at the History of Fascism, for No Particular Reason
Pop, Race, and the ’60s on Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin
Pop, Race, and the ’60s on the Trans-Atlantic Relationship Between Motown and the Beatles
Pop, Race, and the ’60s Looks at Aretha Franklin, Dusty Springfield, and the Question of Soul
“Blowin’ in the Wind” and “A Change Is Gonna Come” Reveal the Interracial Roots of ’60s Pop
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No One Writes a Worthless Young Man Better Than Anthony Trollope
Dostoevsky, Flaubert, Trollope, or Eliot? Vote for Slate’s Next Great Books Selection.
Your Latte Isn’t Why You’re in Debt, and the People Who Say It Is Are Lying to You
Why You Use Your Credit Cards So Much—and What to Do About It: Chapter 1