On Being RapedCould one man’s harrowing story encourage more male victims of sexual assault to come forward?
Accountants of S.H.I.E.L.D.A clever new novel imagines the life of the administrative staff that helps a superhero organization run smoothly.
Announcing the Winners of the 2016 Cartoonist Studio PrizeThe best web and print cartoonists of the year win $1,000 each.
The Shadow of WhitenessThe characters in Athena Farrokhzad’s poems emigrate from Iran to Sweden, and find a home nowhere.
Dummies for DummiesHappy 25th birthday to the perfect guides for when all you know is that you know nothing.
Between Upstairs and DownstairsTo understand Jane Eyre, you have to understand the precarious status of the Victorian governess.
Karen 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?
About Jane EyreEverything Slate’s Year of Great Books learned about love, identity, and feminism from Charlotte Brontë’s realist masterwork.
Save the Allegory!An entire literary tradition is being forgotten because writers use the term allegory to mean, like, whatever they want.
“I Want to Read Everything”The characters in Helen Oyeyemi’s short stories are as infatuated with narrative as we are.
Stories for the Square GirlsBeverly Cleary’s unjustly forgotten teen novels tell simple stories of first love.
Harper Lee, the National AntidoteWhat was she trying to tell us with Go Set a Watchman? A friend plumbs its author’s mysteries after her death.
After the BlastThe Association of Small Bombs is a deeply moving exploration of terrorism that destroys the tropes of the subcontinental novel.
Workers 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.
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