Books
Feb. 7 2014 11:44 AMThe Cartoonist Studio Prize: The ShortlistThe 10 graphic novels and 10 Web comics up for Slate’s second annual comics prize.
Feb. 6 2014 10:02 AMThe Air Up ThereDiane Johnson’s memoir about “flyover” country seems to suffer from altitude sickness.
Feb. 6 2014 7:43 AMErica Dawson’s Poems Read Like Wile E. Coyote Right After Running off the Cliff
Feb. 5 2014 7:15 AMElizabeth Kolbert and Gillian BlakeThe Slate Book Review author-editor conversation.
Feb. 3 2014 11:30 PMLike, EverKatie Heaney has never had a boyfriend, but her memoir is a tribute to girlfriends.
Feb. 2 2014 11:47 PMThe MasterElizabeth Spencer, at 92, is still writing essential stories of life in the South. But she’s not (only) a Southern writer.
Jan. 14 2014 11:20 AMWriting in Vonnegut’s WorldOn training wheels, fan fiction, and stories in the cave.
Jan. 10 2014 8:08 AMSix PackOlivia Laing writes about six great American writers and their complicated relationships with booze.
Jan. 8 2014 1:43 PMOur FanThe denizens of a grim future tell us a story in Chang-Rae Lee’s On Such a Full Sea.
Jan. 8 2014 6:45 AMDisenchantment ArtistsA new series from Cahiers du Cinéma tries to unearth how movie stars like Meryl Streep and Jack Nicholson create their art.
Jan. 7 2014 10:50 AMLewis and Clark and the Buffalo-MenA new comics series about the horrible monsters of the American wilderness.
Jan. 6 2014 10:39 AMYour Being HereThe questions at the heart of the wars between fundamentalism and modernity.
Dec. 6 2013 10:44 AMThe Slate Book Review Top 10 of 2013The 10 most crucial books of the year.
Dec. 5 2013 2:37 PM“Natural Hitter My Ass”The perfect swing and complicated life of Ted Williams.
Dec. 5 2013 8:08 AMSelect-a-RhythmWhat do you call a machine that hangs out with musicians?
Feb. 7 2014 7:47 AMMonsters!The gleefully gruesome comics of Gustavo Duarte.
Feb. 6 2014 8:21 AMThe Gospel ImpulseWhy the Staple Singers matter.
Feb. 5 2014 9:15 AMA Long Account of CalamitiesEssays by W.G. Sebald on writers, art, and the abyss.
Feb. 4 2014 7:45 AMGeorge Eliot CountryRebecca Mead on the book that defined her life.
Feb. 3 2014 9:00 AMYou’re the Boss of MeThe everyday miseries of child-centered parenting.
Jan. 14 2014 8:16 PMThe TroublemakerGabriel Sherman’s biography of Roger Ailes.
Jan. 10 2014 4:37 PMAnywhere, Nowhere, Elsewhere, EverywhereMusic takes us beyond time in Richard Powers’ Orfeo.
Jan. 9 2014 7:49 AMEndless CharlestoningThe flappers of the 1920s and the society that made them—and unmade them.
Jan. 8 2014 7:10 AMThe Pleasures of Writing Pulp
Jan. 7 2014 2:36 PMThe Ghosts of Kafka PresentTwo new books attempt to capture the gaunt specter of modernism—and make him talk.
Jan. 6 2014 11:59 PMSelling Speed AddictionThe last thing stressed American families need is fake new problems to solve.
Jan. 5 2014 11:53 PM“I May Look Like Her, but Inside I Am Honorable!”Flowers in the Attic, daughters, and moms.
Dec. 6 2013 9:09 AMGod Blessed AmericaWhat happened when Irving Berlin pissed off Woody Guthrie.
Dec. 5 2013 12:31 PMDan Kois’ Top 15 Books of 2013
Dec. 5 2013 7:21 AMThe Tongues of RoguesHow secret languages develop in closed societies.

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