March 5 2014 11:08 AM“I Never Personally Said That I Created the Death Grunt”The joy of black metal.
March 5 2014 7:59 AMFive Hollywood Directors Went to War
March 4 2014 1:39 PMThe Zen of CleanBeing a Clean Person isn’t exciting, silly, or fun. But it is satisfying.
March 3 2014 11:44 PMFreedom Is Good, DudeJonathan Livingston Seagull and the rise of simpleton wisdom.
March 3 2014 10:30 AMPlato’s ReturnRebecca Newberger Goldstein resurrects the Greek philosopher in an audacious, brainy book.
Feb. 12 2014 1:58 PMWhat You Learn When You Take Amy Chua Seriously
Feb. 7 2014 11:44 AMThe Cartoonist Studio Prize: The ShortlistThe 10 graphic novels and 10 Web comics up for Slate’s second annual comics prize.
Feb. 6 2014 10:02 AMThe Air Up ThereDiane Johnson’s memoir about “flyover” country seems to suffer from altitude sickness.
Feb. 6 2014 7:43 AMErica Dawson’s Poems Read Like Wile E. Coyote Right After Running off the Cliff
Feb. 5 2014 7:15 AMElizabeth Kolbert and Gillian BlakeThe Slate Book Review author-editor conversation.
Feb. 3 2014 11:30 PMLike, EverKatie Heaney has never had a boyfriend, but her memoir is a tribute to girlfriends.
Feb. 2 2014 11:47 PMThe MasterElizabeth Spencer, at 92, is still writing essential stories of life in the South. But she’s not (only) a Southern writer.
Jan. 14 2014 11:20 AMWriting in Vonnegut’s WorldOn training wheels, fan fiction, and stories in the cave.
Jan. 10 2014 8:08 AMSix PackOlivia Laing writes about six great American writers and their complicated relationships with booze.
Jan. 8 2014 1:43 PMOur FanThe denizens of a grim future tell us a story in Chang-Rae Lee’s On Such a Full Sea.
March 5 2014 10:11 AM“This Is the End of Memoirs for Me”Susanna Kaysen and the material of a writer’s life.
March 4 2014 2:00 PMPrepare to Become the Last of the Human RaceShirley Jackson’s funny, eerie thriller The Sundial.
March 4 2014 7:23 AMThe StorytellersWalter Kirn gets taken in by a con man.
March 3 2014 12:15 PMThe Long Journey of Patrick Leigh FermorEighty years after he walked across Europe, the great travel writer’s final volume is published.
March 3 2014 7:51 AMAfter the PoisoningAn unconsoling novel of four Chinese teens and the incident that changes their lives.
Feb. 7 2014 11:53 AMMy Favorite Memoirist… is an ordinary, middle-class Quebecer who draws comics.
Feb. 7 2014 7:47 AMMonsters!The gleefully gruesome comics of Gustavo Duarte.
Feb. 6 2014 8:21 AMThe Gospel ImpulseWhy the Staple Singers matter.
Feb. 5 2014 9:15 AMA Long Account of CalamitiesEssays by W.G. Sebald on writers, art, and the abyss.
Feb. 4 2014 7:45 AMGeorge Eliot CountryRebecca Mead on the book that defined her life.
Feb. 3 2014 9:00 AMYou’re the Boss of MeThe everyday miseries of child-centered parenting.
Jan. 14 2014 8:16 PMThe TroublemakerGabriel Sherman’s biography of Roger Ailes.
Jan. 10 2014 4:37 PMAnywhere, Nowhere, Elsewhere, EverywhereMusic takes us beyond time in Richard Powers’ Orfeo.
Jan. 9 2014 7:49 AMEndless CharlestoningThe flappers of the 1920s and the society that made them—and unmade them.
Jan. 8 2014 7:10 AMThe Pleasures of Writing Pulp