Tycho: This was the conversation I had with Gabriel on his birthday, and we have rendered it for your consumption. He’s basically impossible to buy things for, it’s a tremendous pain in the ass, but I have learned and thus absorbed an...Show More Summary
What if I told you how tall I was? You wouldn’t really care, would you? Five-foot-six on a good-posture day, but whatever. What if I told you what shoe size I wear? Let me guess your response: Shrug. Seven-and-a-half, sometimes an eight. Just FYI. What if I told you how... More »
It's seemingly impossible to take part in a conversation about Game of Thrones without the subject of Jon Snow?s fate come up. And while that?s definitely an interesting train of thought, we?re more interested in the fate of another character.Click To Continue Reading
New website wants your speech mistakes: We’ve all had our mind go blank in the middle of a conversation. Suddenly, it’s impossible to pull up the word for a thing, place, or person. We gesture with our hands and feel like we’re on the verge of remembering—but the word just won’t appear. It’s a predicament […]
Is there a subject that is sure to make the average American more uncomfortable than race?
Reluctantly I write about politics. In today's climate it's impossible to start such a conversation without talking about Donald Trump, and like many Americans, my invigorated interest is exclusively attributable to him. Trump is beyond single-word descriptions, unlike his lackluster rivals in the Republican field. Show More Summary
It took 12 years, but Nike is finally bringing new school technology to Chuck Taylors. On the outside, it’s near impossible to (...)
After doing more than 150 Random Roles for The A.V. Club, it would be nearly impossible for me to look back at the interviews I’ve conducted for the feature and narrow it down to my single favorite conversation. I can, however, tellShow More Summary
"In the history of the motion picture business, the number of beautiful, really beautiful women - a Lucille Ball - that are funny, is impossible to find," former Disney CEO Michael Eisner said in a conversation about mindfulness, of all things, with Goldie Hawn at the Aspen Ideas Festival. "The...
In a conversation with Goldie Hawn at the Aspen Ideas Festival, he was trying to explain (mansplain?) his view on how her career was so successful.
On Thursday, at the Aspen Ideas Festival, in an on-stage conversation with actress Goldie Hawn, former Disney CEO Michael Eisner postulated that the rarest kind of person is a woman who is both beautiful and funny. “From my position, the hardest artist to find is a beautiful, funny woman,” Eisner said. Read more...
The psychotherapist Avigail Abarbanel was born in Israel but says that trauma lies at the heart of Israeli institutions and makes the country impossible to reason with. In conversation with Hazel Kazan
Tom Cruise looks like he’s having an intense conversation on the phone in the rain while filming Mena on Tuesday (May 26) in Atlanta, Ga. The 51-year-old actor’s Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation co-star Alec Baldwin recently praised the star for his dedication and commitment to his movies. “I looked at Tom and what he [...]
“Honey, what do you want to watch tonight?” “I don’t know, what’s on the Star Wars channel?” That seemingly impossible conversation could happen if Disney CEO Bob Iger has his way. The man in charge was recently doing an investors call...Show More Summary
It would be impossible to write about gay cultural practice—as I’ve done in my new long-form piece “What Was Gay?” which is live in Slate today—without discussing drag. The art of gay men transforming themselves with paint, wigs, and...Show More Summary
The problem with frank conversations about race and prejudice, particularly as it pertains to American life, is that the issue is so enormous that it’s impossible to have a comprehensive discussion on the subject. There’s too much at...Show More Summary
It is impossible to conceive of post-modern poetry without Robert Creeley. And poetry -- in whatever iteration it is in right now -- has not been the same since Creeley died in 2005. Thankfully, the poet's work still has much to teach...Show More Summary
The Mission: Impossible film series is like an old friend who meanders in and out of the crowd at a noisy party, occasionally approaching you, having a brief conversation, and then vanishing for...
A look at how Freedom to Marry used communications to make the “impossible”... “inevitable”
Mario Gotze has dismissed comparisons with Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi, saying that it’s nearly impossible to reach his level. The Bayern Munich midfielder was speaking to Sport Bild when the conversation moved on to his potential as a footballer and whether he could emulate Lionel Messi. Despite being a world class talent himself, Gotze didn’t […]