Books
Books
April 5 2016 10:45 AM“Permission for the Imagination”A passionate defense of pretentiousness.
April 5 2016 7:30 AMWorkers of the Hardwood, Unite!The labor revolution that upended the balance of power in basketball and brought Kevin Garnett, Kobe Bryant, and LeBron James to the NBA.
April 3 2016 9:03 PMA Brief History of DickUnpacking the gay subtext of Robin, the Boy Wonder.
March 18 2016 9:04 AMThe Borrowed Light of the RealJoyce Maynard’s novel fails to make art from life.
March 16 2016 2:04 PMWin a Copy of Jane EyrePenguin Classics has four editions of the next Year of Great Books selection. Enter to win your favorite. 
March 15 2016 2:12 PMIntroducing Jane EyreOur next selection for A Year of Great Books is a novel of identity in the guise of a love story. 
March 10 2016 2:59 PMThe Cartoonist Studio Prize: The ShortlistsThe best print and Web comics of the year, selected by the Slate Book Review and the Center for Cartoon Studies.
March 10 2016 9:28 AMLife in HellMark Beyer’s weird, wonderful 1987 comic Agony returns to print.
March 9 2016 3:30 PMHow to Fight LonelinessRead Olivia Laing’s lyrical, wise The Lonely City.
March 9 2016 1:02 PMLovecraft’s Black MonstersA thrilling novella digs into the racism embedded in the horror master’s work.
March 7 2016 10:56 AMDana Spiotta’s PerpetratorsInnocents and Others, a novel of ideas that also feels pain and hope.
Feb. 29 2016 3:38 PMA Triumphant FailureFor Sterne, the central fact of life is impotence. His hero is wise enough to embrace it.
Feb. 11 2016 3:57 PMThe Scent of HistoryRuth Goodman’s immersive, engrossing How to Be a Tudor.
Feb. 5 2016 8:59 AM“I’m Not an Animal Anymore”Han Kang’s mystifying, ecstatic The Vegetarian.
Feb. 4 2016 8:00 AMA Conversation With The New York Times’ A.O. ScottOn the purpose of film criticism, the academy’s diversity problem, and why Leo DiCaprio shouldn’t get an Oscar for 2.5 hours of grunting.
April 5 2016 8:30 AMA Power Beyond BeautyWhat do appearances mean in Jane Eyre?
April 4 2016 9:00 AMDummies for DummiesHappy 25th birthday to the perfect guides for when all you know is that you know nothing.
March 31 2016 10:53 AMBetween Upstairs and DownstairsTo understand Jane Eyre, you have to understand the precarious status of the Victorian governess.
March 17 2016 9:00 AMKaren Hall’s RewritesA thriller writer gets a second chance to revise her novel 20 years after it first came out. Did she make it better?
March 16 2016 8:29 AMYear of Great Books: About Tristram Shandy Read what Will and Laura learned from reading Laurence Sterne’s digressive masterpiece.
March 10 2016 4:26 PMAbout Tristram ShandyEverything we learned about humor, satire, and leading a good life from Laurence Sterne’s digressive masterpiece.
March 10 2016 12:32 PMThis Land Was Made for You and MeNick Hayes’ cartoon portrait of Woody Guthrie reimagines the familiar image of the Dust Bowl.
March 10 2016 7:15 AMThe Time Traveler’s WifeDaniel Clowes’ remarkable new comic sends a husband back in time to avert his beloved’s death.
March 9 2016 3:07 PM“This Child Will Bring Me a Terrible Sorrow”A devastating memoir by Sue Klebold, mother of one of the Columbine shooters, explains what it’s like to live with guilt of “what if.”
March 8 2016 11:19 AMInto That Good Night A fascinating new book explores what it really means to have a “good death”—and how America is doing end-of-life care wrong.
March 7 2016 10:52 AMThe Wilder Women The publication of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s letters reveal more about the collaboration—and the politics—of Laura and her daughter Rose.
Feb. 18 2016 3:01 PMTristram Shandy: The Comic BookGraphic novelist Martin Rowson on how he adapted Sterne’s unadaptable masterpiece.
Feb. 5 2016 3:01 PMWhat a CharacterThe fragile, young savant in Julia Claiborne Johnson’s debut novel joins the ranks of our best child protagonists.
Feb. 4 2016 1:38 PM“I Would Never Forgive Myself if I Let the Book Go Out”Alexander Chee on why, three years ago, he withdrew his novel The Queen of the Night just before publication.
Feb. 3 2016 1:04 PMA Comic for Readers Who Like to SquirmNick Drnaso’s unsettling book of short stories Beverly.

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