is an online publication that features reviews of movies, music, TV, DVDs, theater, and video games, as well as interviews with actors, directors, and musicians. The site covers various film festivals
like the New York Film Festival
first launched in 2001. On January 21, 2010, the site relaunched and absorbed the popular entertainment blog The House Next Door, founded by former The New York Times
and The New York Press
writer Matt Zoller Seitz and maintained by Time Out New York
film critic Keith Uhlich, who continues as the blog's editor.
Style and attitude
<nowiki>'</nowiki>s music section originally focused very heavily on pop music but in recent years more indie-oriented music, including country, has been heavily reviewed on the site.
Since the Iraq War
began, the editorial content has become more political—resulting in the creation of a political section on the site—but the focus remains on entertainment.
Slant in the media
A.O. Scott of The New York Times
called Slant "a repository of passionate and often prickly pop-cultural analysis." Slant
<nowiki>'</nowiki>s reviews have often been the source of debate and discourse online and in the media: Ed Gonzalez's review of Kevin Gage's 2005 film Chaos
sparked some debate when Roger Ebert
quoted Gonzalez in review of the film in the Chicago Sun-Times
; The New York Press
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