Books
Sept. 10 2014 2:10 PMLongings and DesiresAnother masterpiece of love, lust, and suspense from Sarah Waters.
Sept. 10 2014 11:08 AMThe AbracadabrapolisJoseph O’Neill’s new novel is about a nameless expat in Dubai.
Sept. 9 2014 10:30 AMLes Mots JustesWhy is learning French so terrifying?
Sept. 8 2014 12:35 PMThe Illusions of ControlJeff VanderMeer’s extraordinary Southern Reach Trilogy.
Sept. 8 2014 8:30 AMInterested in the OctopusesBen Lerner’s great novel 10:04 directs our attention toward the little things while slyly addressing the big ones.
Aug. 8 2014 12:14 PMBig Gay PalsThe troubles and triumphs of fat gay men.
Aug. 8 2014 7:11 AMDeath by InchesThe battle over the metric system in America.
Aug. 7 2014 11:52 AMBlindsidedDesigning a book cover for a collection of short stories about characters caught by surprise.
Aug. 7 2014 7:49 AMRacial DysphoriaJess Row’s novel explores a world where racial reassignment surgery is becoming commonplace.
Aug. 6 2014 12:11 PMScratch MarksThe beauty of a comic book drawn only in pencil.
Aug. 5 2014 11:55 AMThe SimplifierThe third volume of Rick Perlstein’s history of modern conservatives chronicles the rise of Reagan.
Aug. 5 2014 7:59 AMThe HorrorA splendid historical novel turns into something very different 100 pages in. But don’t stop reading!
Aug. 3 2014 11:46 PMSummer Reading 2014Get away from it all with these Slate staff picks.
July 27 2014 11:52 PMTsukuru Tazaki’s PuzzleAn interactive introduction to Haruki Murakami’s new novel.
July 11 2014 3:33 PMBryan Lee O’Malley’s Imperfect Little LifeA Q&A with the Scott Pilgrim author about his new comic Seconds, fashion, and regret.
Sept. 10 2014 12:56 PMSecret ChordsThe brilliance—and the blind spots—of one of the world’s great rock critics.
Sept. 10 2014 10:43 AMDotted LinesRainey Royal portrays the real complexity of teenage sexuality.
Sept. 9 2014 9:30 AMAll You Need Is NevThe Catfish host wrote a book. It’s everything I hoped it would be.
Sept. 8 2014 11:30 AMA Counter-MelodyElena Ferrante’s brilliant, riveting novels about female friendship.
Sept. 2 2014 2:20 PMCloudy AtlasDavid Mitchell’s portentous new book is no fun.
Aug. 8 2014 11:57 AMThe Cabinet of MarvelsThe deep truths and irreducible weirdness of fairy tales.
Aug. 7 2014 12:43 PMThe LackWhat are the costs of our perpetual state of connection?
Aug. 7 2014 10:20 AMOn Lena Finkle’s Magic BarrelA cartoon review.
Aug. 6 2014 3:10 PMThe End of the Suburban NovelIn Friendswood, René Steinke tries to reimagine a familiar story.
Aug. 6 2014 8:56 AMThe Book of InjusticeTarfia Faizullah’s poems wrestle with the mass rapes of Bangladesh’s 1971 Liberation War.
Aug. 5 2014 10:59 AMStrongest Possible EndorsementA funny and lacerating novel of academia written in the form of letters of recommendation. 
Aug. 4 2014 7:53 AMYou Have to Believe We Are MagicWhose story is the Magicians trilogy telling?
July 27 2014 11:53 PMHaida’s StoryA folktale from Haruki Murakami’s new novel, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage.
July 11 2014 4:35 PMPop Goes the WorldEven a history of pop can’t help but skew toward rock.
July 11 2014 2:12 PMThe Uses of EnchantmentGeoff Ryman’s heartfelt and clever 1992 riff on Judy Garland, AIDS, and Oz returns.

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