July 28 2016 6:04 PMTrollope’s TriumphHow Barchester Towers makes ecclesiastical politics fun.
July 22 2016 12:26 PMThe Most Dreadful Murder of the CenturyA true-crime book about a 19th-century murder that takes an unexpected turn.
July 13 2016 12:51 PMBound to LaborA controversial new novel imagines what America would look like if the Civil War had never happened.
July 8 2016 11:00 AMBen Lerner Doesn’t Hate PoetryHis new treatise The Hatred of Poetry is actually a very effective defense of the form.
July 6 2016 10:45 AM“Ten Years Ago, I Helped a Handful of Men Take My Little Brother’s Life”The South African novelist Masande Ntshanga’s woozy, touching The Reactive.
July 5 2016 7:33 PMIntroducing Barchester TowersOur next selection for A Year of Great Books is an intensely enjoyable workplace comedy from 19th-century England.
July 5 2016 9:42 AMThe Messy WomanHeather Havrilesky’s advice column urges readers to revel in their own hot mess-ness.
June 27 2016 3:00 PMWhat Should We Read Next?Help us choose the next book in a Year of Great Books.
June 15 2016 2:06 PMWhite TrashA new window into the time-honored tradition of American politicians stoking racial and class tensions for personal gain.
June 10 2016 1:11 PMThe Clerk, the Construction Worker, the Mom, and the GoldfishThe unlikely superheroes of the charming all-ages comic Power Up.
June 9 2016 11:16 AMSacred RageTerry Tempest Williams on America’s national parks and the threats they face.
June 8 2016 4:34 PMRewinding Helen DeWittThe return of her remarkable novel The Last Samurai is perfect for our streaming-video moment.
June 7 2016 11:10 AMExperts in Female SadnessThe Girls explores how ordinary men—and murderous psychos—use women to achieve their goals.
June 7 2016 7:15 AMAn Interview With Lydia Millet and Jenny Offill Two close friends on bad writing habits, creative ambition, and which lines they’d steal from each other’s books.  
June 6 2016 10:03 AMThe Great Masterpiece of Human CivilizationIt’s the internet, argues Virginia Heffernan in Magic and Loss.
July 28 2016 10:31 AMComradesJeffrey Toobin tells the story of Patty Hearst and the Symbionese Liberation Army.
July 20 2016 10:29 AM“The Concubine Culture Is Alive and Well”Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan’s new novel exposes the glittering compromises of the “sarong party girl.”
July 8 2016 1:21 PMYou’ve Never Heard of Charlie Chan Hock Chye?Sonny Liew’s book explores the history of Singapore—and of comics—through one fictional cartoonist’s life.
July 7 2016 11:12 AMThe Screen and the PageFor premium-cable showrunners, novel-writing is the ultimate auteur experience.
July 6 2016 9:15 AM“One Thing Is Inescapable: I Write”Dorthe Nors’ twinned novellas are a stunning meditation on female art-making.
July 5 2016 5:44 PMHear Barchester TowersA special gift from Audible for Slate Plus members: an audiobook of our next selection for a Year of Great Books.
July 5 2016 7:14 AMA Perfect 16.223Dvora Meyers explains why gymnastics’ perfect 10 went away—and why it’s not coming back.
June 21 2016 2:32 PMThe Virgil of NebraskaWhat Willa Cather’s style shows us about memory, and how we should think about her lesbianism.
June 13 2016 3:59 PMGrowing Up My ÁntoniaThe writer and radio host Kurt Andersen talks about reading Willa Cather under the epic prairie skies of his native Nebraska.
June 10 2016 9:04 AMSusan and StefánieSusan Faludi writes about her difficult relationship with her trans father.
June 9 2016 7:45 AMExtra OrdinaryPoets Maggie Dietz and Tess Taylor find the astonishment in everyday life.
June 8 2016 7:15 AMModern LoversEmma Straub’s new novel beautifully captures the breathless momentum of youth—and the heartbreaks of growing up.
June 7 2016 11:08 AMThe Paper Girls and the Alien InvadersA new comics series from the creator of Y: The Last Man puts tween girls at the center of the story.
June 6 2016 1:20 PMDispatches From the FrontCancer destroys life, but writing amplifies it.
June 6 2016 8:30 AM“I Was Thinking About Blackness in America”Yaa Gyasi on her debut novel, Homegoing; the writer as public figure; and getting blurbed by Ta-Nehisi Coates.