Books
May 20 2014 1:02 PMThe Don’s DonJ.R.R. Tolkien’s Beowulf translation finally arrives.
May 9 2014 4:04 PMDuncan Hines Was a Real GuyAnd the cake-mix magnate was kind of a jerk.
May 8 2014 1:52 PMThe Fan in MeThe world of Bob Dylan obsessives.
May 7 2014 4:02 PMWas It Good for You?A smart, funny, sex-positive comic book for readers of all genders and predilections.
May 6 2014 7:48 AMLose Weight Fast With … Susan Orlean?The skinny on The Skinny, the 1999 oddity on The New Yorker writer’s bibliography
May 4 2014 11:45 PM“Have I Ever Left It?”100 years after Dubliners, James Joyce’s Dublin—and mine.
April 11 2014 9:18 AMAll Deserts Look AlikeA new war spawns new war poetry.
April 10 2014 12:30 PMApocalypse Wow!A funny and blasphemous comic book about two bros at the rapture.
April 9 2014 11:32 AMWas Michael Rockefeller Eaten by Cannibals?
April 8 2014 10:33 AMDevotionPoems of faith and prayer from a priest, and from an atheist.
April 7 2014 11:42 PMMarvelousMs. Marvel and Captain Marvel are changing the way readers (and publishers) think about who can be a superhero.
April 6 2014 11:29 PMEscaping the NovelTeju Cole’s new book is not exactly what it seems.
March 7 2014 12:28 PMThe Voice of the PoetsThe life and work of an audiobook narrator.
March 7 2014 8:40 AMYes, Karen Russell Is a GeniusHer new novella shows her MacArthur grant was no fluke.
March 6 2014 11:10 AMSnow WhitmanHelen Oyeyemi’s frank and fractured fairy tale Boy, Snow, Bird.
May 13 2014 12:01 AMWhy Are You So Fearful, O Ye of Little Faith?In his new book, Glenn Greenwald takes on the doubters.
May 8 2014 6:00 PMTrolls!A history of pranksters, hackers, and mischief-makers.
May 8 2014 7:57 AMJoshua Ferris and His Editor on the 200 Pages They Cut From His New Novel
May 7 2014 8:46 AMInside Asa AkiraIs a porn star’s memoir revelatory truth-telling, or a shield deflecting complicated revelations?
May 6 2014 7:11 AMOut of the CaveThe extraordinary image of girlhood at the center of Clan of the Cave Bear.
April 11 2014 9:28 AMAlone, Alone, All, All Alone, Alone on a Wild Wild SeaBarbara Ehrenreich searches for transcendence.
April 10 2014 12:33 PMLittle Workers in Pretty BoxesA history of the workplace.
April 10 2014 7:50 AMTwo Editors, One NovelistThe Slate Book Review author-editor-editor conversation with Emma Donoghue.
April 9 2014 9:50 AMWhen Smartphones AttackA new sci-fi novel explores the ramifications of outsourcing our language to our devices.
April 8 2014 7:45 AMThe FlinchLeslie Jamison’s discomfiting essays explore the pain of others and how it affects the self.
April 7 2014 8:36 AMThe Lewis EffectMichael Lewis’ new best-seller focuses the public’s attention on high-frequency trading. What will change as a result?
March 7 2014 3:45 PMThe Point of UnpleasantnessLorrie Moore’s stories are a lot darker than they used to be. But they’re still great.
March 7 2014 10:39 AMThe Winners of the Cartoonist Studio PrizeA manga about wayward teens and a horror story about bodies in the woods win our annual comics award.
March 6 2014 11:47 AM“Find Him a Wife. Be Back by Sunday.”His brother’s dead, and now Deshi has to find him a girl—and it doesn’t matter if she’s a corpse.
March 6 2014 8:53 AMThe White Space Between the SentencesA memoir of aphorisms, by Clifford Chase.

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