Jan. 4 2016 12:16 PMThe Half-MaskA history of beards explores the way they hide, or extol, the masculinity of the gentleman who wears one.
Dec. 23 2015 5:30 AMThe Perfect NovelEmma turns 200.
Dec. 9 2015 3:10 PMThe Audio Book Club Invokes Fates and FuriesSlate critics debate Lauren Groff’s ambitious new novel.
Dec. 4 2015 7:34 AMThe Best Audiobooks of 2015The perfect combinations of voice and story to accompany a short walk or a long commute.
Dec. 3 2015 10:00 AMThe First Parenting Book That Truly Understands MeIt’s Emily Flake’s sharp and funny cartoon guide to modern child-rearing. Heh … rearing.
Dec. 3 2015 5:42 AMLaura Miller’s 10 Favorite Books of 2015The year publishing discovered that discovery is still a task at which humans excel.
Dec. 1 2015 11:39 AMThe 23 Best Lines of 2015Great metaphors, terrible sex, and talking dogs in some of the most memorable sentences of the year. 
Nov. 16 2015 11:40 AMInto the WoodsA memoir of two years as a hermit plumbs the modern fantasy of escape.
Nov. 6 2015 5:16 PMWhen He Was CruelElvis Costello’s memoir is most potent when it wrestles with the sins of the past—and his relationship with his bandleader father.
Nov. 5 2015 4:22 PMBeautiful and Surprising Maps of the Worlds Within BooksAndrew DeGraff’s remarkable “literary atlas” Plotted.
Nov. 4 2015 11:29 AMOh, the HumanityA mind-bending, award-winning science fiction trilogy that expertly investigates the way we live now.
Nov. 3 2015 2:51 PMKing Michael of Times SquareThe glorious, entertaining, phony, doomed reign of Broadway reporter Michael Riedel.
Nov. 3 2015 9:30 AMMaternal InstinctsMary Gaitskill’s novel uses the story of a young girl and a horse to ask: Does motherhood make you a “normal” woman?
Nov. 2 2015 9:06 AMFounding Father FailsSarah Vowell on embracing the inconsistencies and personal shortcomings of great men.
Oct. 23 2015 9:34 AMA Whole Different Order of NothingPaul Murray’s new novel is the funniest book ever written about the international banking system.
Jan. 3 2016 7:52 PMSomeday Never ComesThe death-embracing magic of Marie Kondo.
Dec. 17 2015 12:32 PMBill O’Reilly Makes a KillingStriding into my office, I gazed at the Fox News host’s wildly successful series of historical thrillers.
Dec. 4 2015 1:46 PMLetting Art SpeakJohn Berger’s Portraits offers an idiosyncratic and loving survey of art history.
Dec. 3 2015 10:54 AMIn the Great Green RoomMargaret Wise Brown, Gertrude Stein, and Goodnight Moon.
Dec. 3 2015 5:43 AMKaty Waldman’s 10 Favorite Books of 2015A year in which marginalized voices spoke powerfully to the mainstream, and perished voices rose from the dead.
Dec. 2 2015 9:53 AMThe 10 Best Comics of 2015Slate Book Review critics on the cartoon stories that moved and surprised them the most.
Nov. 30 2015 10:19 AMThe Overlooked Books of 2015Slate Book Review critics recommend 27 books you’d probably love if only you knew about them.
Nov. 12 2015 3:31 PMThe Reading ListStories we liked from around the Web for the week of Nov. 9.
Nov. 6 2015 10:15 AMAlice in UnderlandGregory Maguire’s latest fairy tale sends her into the afterlife.
Nov. 5 2015 9:15 AMA Conversation With Philip PullmanThe Golden Compass author on loneliness, Romanticism, the meaning of the “young adult” label, and why we all want daemons. 
Nov. 4 2015 9:30 AMTruth or Beauty—Pick OneThe harder Carl Phillips’ poems look for beauty, the further they go from home.
Nov. 3 2015 11:57 AMA Suburb of HellStacy Schiff’s history of the Salem witch trials.
Nov. 3 2015 7:00 AMYou May Say I’m a DreamerJohn Lennon visits his tiny, private Irish island in Kevin Barry’s riotous Beatlebone.
Nov. 2 2015 5:52 AMThe Unmaking of AmericaA new history asks: Has all the progress of the past 100 years come undone?
Oct. 9 2015 12:09 PMThe Girl, the Psycho, and the Nice GuyA comic about teenagers that understands just how frustrating they can be.