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May 25 2018 5:55 AMBuried in Bourgeois LifeRachel Cusk’s trilogy isn’t commenting wryly on upper-middle-class values. It’s embodying them.
May 23 2018 1:08 PMA Guide to the Many, Many Books of Philip RothIncluding the beginning, the greats, and the late period.
May 14 2018 8:00 AMThe Trip of a LifetimeMichael Pollan explores what LSD and other psychedelics can do for the no longer young.
May 2 2018 9:00 AMThings Did Not Go DifferentlyRachel Kushner’s sorrowful, hard-boiled The Mars Room.
April 5 2018 10:26 AM“Warmth Plus Dread”Jenny Offill interviews Joe Dunthorne about sympathetic characters, parenthood, and single-vowel nouns.
April 3 2018 10:42 AMGinned UpLeslie Jamison’s 500-page exploration of recovery gets trapped in the thin tropes of the addiction memoir.
April 2 2018 9:00 AMThe Idea of the Inassimilable AlienHow America’s long history of anti-Chinese racism still haunts the U.S. today.
March 22 2018 5:54 AMNell Scovell’s New Book Reveals What It’s Like to Be the Only Woman in the Writers’ RoomThe comedian who wrote for everything from The Simpsons to Letterman to Lean In has some advice, a few harsh words, and plenty of jokes.
March 14 2018 2:23 PMMichelle McNamara’s Search for TruthThe true-crime writer died while hunting for a killer. Her final book is a testament to her gifts.
March 2 2018 6:16 PMThe 2018 Cartoonist Studio Prize ShortlistsThe best print and web comics of 2017, selected by the Slate Book Review and the Center for Cartoon Studies.
Feb. 28 2018 12:04 PMForensic Science May Be Evolving, but the System Is BrokenThe Cadaver King and the Country Dentist offers an outrageous tale of scientific fraud. Its commentary on the court system is even more chilling.
Jan. 30 2018 9:00 AMThe First Rough Draft of HistoryAli Smith’s seasonal quartet of novels is being written as we live it.
Jan. 9 2018 2:56 PMThe Michael Wolff WayFire and Fury’s shoddy journalism manages to indict both Wolff’s tactics and the whole media ecosystem around him.
Dec. 20 2017 12:46 PMCornel West’s Reckless Criticism of Ta-Nehisi CoatesWhy his broadside should feel like a crushing disappointment to any young critic who writes about race in America.
Dec. 14 2017 9:00 AMThe 19 Best Sentences of 2017Straight from the pens of Sally Rooney, Durga Chew-Bose, and James Comey, to name a few.
May 23 2018 9:07 PM“Philip Roth Was His Own School of Writing”Gary Shteyngart on meeting Roth, teaching Roth, and the novelist’s “humor from the edge of the blade.”
May 17 2018 9:03 AMMichael Chabon, Stop Being the World’s Best Dad, You’re Killing UsTwo pops discuss Pops.
May 8 2018 5:55 AMA Fan’s NotesThe lives of 10 literary women who “made an art of having an opinion.”
April 23 2018 9:00 AMCrimes of the PatriarchyIf we try too hard to parse the precise kind of feminism embodied by Meg Wolitzer’s new book, we risk missing its genuinely smart satire.
April 4 2018 7:23 PMI Just Want to See Tiger Win AgainEveryone is eager to praise his personal redemption. But the only thing to admire is his legendary talent.
April 3 2018 9:30 AMWhy Factories Aren’t Tourist Attractions AnymoreFor a long time, American factories were symbols of technology and modernity. They symbolize something very different now.
March 30 2018 11:00 AMAnnouncing the Winners of the Sixth Cartoonist Studio PrizeThe best print and web comic of 2017, selected by the Slate Book Review and the Center for Cartoon Studies.
March 21 2018 9:00 AMRising to the Sunlit SurfaceThe characters in Alan Hollinghurst’s novels have mastered the exquisite semaphore of 20th-century gay life.
March 6 2018 5:50 AMThe Ultimate Overdetermined TextTwo sex memoirs remind us that one woman’s degrading encounter can be another’s delirium of abandon.
March 2 2018 9:00 AMEndless ExileWhat would it be like to live, and work, and fall in love if your life were 15 times longer than the average human?
Feb. 15 2018 3:09 PMHow Rose McGowan Styled Herself as the Woke Preacher of #MeTooHer memoir sheds light on exactly why she’s such a complicated figure to help lead this movement.
Jan. 24 2018 9:30 AMThe Green and WhiteA novel about hip-hop, basketball, and painful whiteness in 1990s Boston.
Jan. 9 2018 5:55 AMThe Reviewer’s FallacyWhen critics aren’t critical enough.
Dec. 18 2017 11:12 AMThe 8 Best Audiobooks of 2017From the dulcet tones of Michael Sheen to the irresistible deadpan of Sherman Alexie.
Dec. 13 2017 5:50 AMLaura Miller’s 10 Favorite Books of 2017Pankaj Mishra’s urgent political analysis, Ali Smith’s blissful prose, and David Grann’s latest journo-thriller.

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