You Have to Believe We Are MagicWhose story is the Magicians trilogy telling?
Haida’s StoryA folktale from Haruki Murakami’s new novel, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage.
Pop Goes the WorldEven a history of pop can’t help but skew toward rock.
The Uses of EnchantmentGeoff Ryman’s heartfelt and clever 1992 riff on Judy Garland, AIDS, and Oz returns.
Gilded AgesThree new books reveal the politics of bling, then and now.
The Dotted LineA curious book that explores the real and imaginary boundaries in our lives.
Adult MaterialRainbow Rowell’s new novel for grown-ups, and the power of good books for readers of any age.
How to Get Into the Writers’ RoomInterviews with Adam McKay, Amy Poehler, Mike Schur, and other top comedy writers.
BraaaiiinsThe Girl With All the Gifts, a zombie novel of ideas.
Prospero’s DaughterWomen, writing, and the question of privilege.
Michael Hastings Wrote a Novel About the Last Days of Newsweek—and Based the Main Character on Me
Against YARead whatever you want. But you should feel embarrassed when what you’re reading was written for children.
A Form of Literary AnarchyIf you want to understand Ulysses, you should read about its obscenity trial.
It Doesn’t SuckAdam Nayman defends Showgirls.
Letters From the PastA new comic illustrates the desperate missives sent to an immigrant advice column in old New York.
Summer Reading 2014Get away from it all with these Slate staff picks.
Tsukuru Tazaki’s PuzzleAn interactive introduction to Haruki Murakami’s new novel.
Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Imperfect Little LifeA Q&A with the Scott Pilgrim author about his new comic Seconds, fashion, and regret.
Last Kind WordsLost 78s and the insular world of music obsessives.
WalkaboutA woman leaves her husband for New Zealand in Catherine Lacey’s moving first novel.
How to Be HappyA bright cartooning talent gets her first book of short stories, and it’s beautiful and surprising.
533 IdeasThe conceptual, playful, maddening books of Édouard Levé.
Know NothingThe true history of atheism.
I Used to Know HerA sharp novel about the way Hollywood warps its female stars.
Ten Feet Tall!!!A cartoon biography of the wrestler André the Giant.
The “A&P” ProblemCan Stuart Dybek, an underappreciated master of the American short story, overcome the limitations of the American short story?
Strange BeastWhat happens when a 20-year-old constructs his personality completely out of reading Tom Robbins novels?
Peter Sís and Margaret FergusonThe Slate Book Review author-editor conversation.
The Ghosts of ’91Tension between the U.S. and Russia is rising. A new history of the end of the Cold War helps to correct the record.
The OneMegan Abbott explodes genre like no other writer.