The 5-part, 7-and-a-half-hour documentary series O.J.: Made in America presents an expansive, meticulously constructed examination of the O.J. Simpson trial as an enduring, vexing cultural milestone.
Bison sliders, bison bratwurst, hot-off-the-grill bison ribeye — around Jackson, Wyo., it's not hard to find this shaggy beast's meat on menus. (Don't worry: It's all farm-raised.)
Novelist Ben Lerner takes on poetry in his new book, an academic dissection of the ways we love and hate that ancient art. But sometimes he seems like he's talking about his own thinly-veiled hatred.
A relationship drama with societal implications marks a striking debut for first-time writer director Lorenzo Vigas. Like the film's leading man, he'll draw you in by holding you at a slight remove.
Caitlin Freeman made a name for herself selling modern art-inspired pastries at the SFMOMA. The museum's cafe just reopened with a new caterer — whose desserts look suspiciously familiar.
Saldana was in films such as Raging Bull. In 1982, she was stabbed 10 times by an obsessed fan. She survived the attack and later helped start support groups for other victims of violent crimes.
Malka Older's new book takes place at the end of the 21st century, in a future where the game of politics has become more streamlined — but infinitely more complex and terrifying.
Cathleen Schine's new novel stars that literary rarity: a functional family. But matriarch Joy is struggling; her husband is ailing and her worried children don't like seeing their parents' decline.
An octogenarian delivers a face-melting version of a song that's been a hallmark of pro wrestling and action movies.
Beyonce got $50 million to push Pepsi. Justin Timberlake: $6 million in a deal with McDonald's. A study describes the lucrative deals celebs popular with teens and young adults inked to sell food.
A new play about Harry Potter, written by J.K. Rowling, begins previews this week with Harry as a grown up. Grown, too, is the "Potter Generation," the kids who were the first to read the books when they came out. Their experience — maturing alongside Harry — was unique.
NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Yuval Levin about his latest book, The Fractured Republic: Renewing America's Social Contract in the Age of Individualism. He argues both liberal and conservative Americans' nostalgia for the past has led to today's polarized national life.
One hundred years ago, Brandeis became the first Jewish justice on the Supreme Court. Author Jeffrey Rosen says that Brandeis was also the most far-seeing progressive justice of the 20th century.
Yaa Gyasi's debut short story collection begins in 18th century Ghana, where the slave trade separates two half sisters. Critic Maureen Corrigan calls Homegoing a strong work with versatile language.
Yaa Gyasi's debut short story collection begins in 18th century Ghana, where the slave trade separates two half sisters. Critic Maureen Corrigan calls Homecoming a strong work with versatile language.
We talk to Slate's Aisha Harris, the co-author of the publication's Black Film Canon. She tells us some of her favorites on the list, why make a canon at all, and including genre films with high art.
Yaa Gyasi's debut novel traces the terrible impact of slavery on generations of an African family, beginning with two sisters in 18th century Ghana — one who stayed, and one shipped to America.
On a prime block of Chicago's Michigan Avenue stands the Fine Arts Building. Producer and violinist David Schulman takes us on an audio tour with the people who know the building the best.
Playwright Peter Shaffer has died. He was best known for Equus and Amadeus, both of which became movies.
Rudin, who started in theater age 15, owes a lot to the producers who taught him his craft. "They were giants," he says. All five of Rudin's current shows have been nominated for Tony Awards.