“Like Most Other Humans, I Am Hungry”M.F.K. Fisher’s The Gastronomical Me, 70 years later.
The Prayers of Flannery O’Connor The deeply Catholic writer and the “insidious hands Oh Lord which grope into the darkness of my soul.”
A Reader’s Book of Days: Nov. 6Hundreds of years of literary history, day by day.
A 40-Year-Old Tape, a Talking Squirrel, and a MysteryGreg Ruth’s fantastic young readers’ adventure The Lost Boy.
J.J. Abrams, Doug Dorst, and Joshua KendallThe Slate Book Review author-editor conversation.
A Reader’s Book of Days: Nov. 5Hundreds of years of literary history, day by day.
Omissions Are Not AccidentsThe life of Marianne Moore, whose legend grew as she winnowed complexity from her work.
A 24-foot Panorama of the Most Infamous Day of World War IJoe Sacco annotates his monumental new book, The Great War.
The Everything StoreA new book tells the story of Jeff Bezos and Amazon, but misses what really makes the online retailer revolutionary.
What’s Your Sign?A big, ambitious novel of 19th-century New Zealand with astrology at its heart.
Or and OrCarl Phillips’ poetry is haunted by all that cannot co-exist.
Dear Internet: Jonathan Franzen Is Not Your Enemy
Literally the Best Thing EverA year in the life of Rookie magazine.
“Like a King That Orders One Thing Then Orders the Opposite Thing”Why does James Franco make people so angry?
The Return of the Cartoonist Studio PrizeLast year Chris Ware and Noelle Stevenson each won $1,000. What cartoonists will win in 2013?
A Reader’s Book of Days: Nov. 7Hundreds of years of literary history, day by day.
Mi Gosh and By-heckDeborah Solomon’s life of Norman Rockwell, whose art looked back to an America that never was.
… Is It Something I Said?The genius and emptiness of Richard Pryor.
The Man in Black in Living ColorThe most insightful and entertaining Johnny Cash biography to date.
The IntellectualSusan Sontag’s 1978 Rolling Stone interview in all its brilliant, self-assured, ridiculous glory.
Something’ll Happen!There were a million times the Beatles’ rush to stardom could’ve derailed. Tune In tells the story of how it didn’t.
A Reader’s Book of Days: Nov. 4Hundreds of years of literary history, day by day.
The Jumped-Up Pantry Boy Who Never Knew His PlaceMorrissey’s Autobiography.
Donna Tartt and Michael PietschThe Slate Book Review author-editor conversation.
I Was BurningSarah Schulman’s landmark lesbian novel of grief and rage, 25 years later.
All Children Are HeartlessThe girl who invented Fairyland—and the books she’s not writing for children, exactly.
Beautiful LegoGorgeous artwork built brick by brick.
Executors or Executioners?Why can’t my biography of Shel Silverstein quote the works of Shel Silverstein? His censorious estate.
Reelin’ in the YearsSteely Dan’s Donald Fagen writes a portrait of the artist as a grumpy old man.
The Birth of Planned ParenthoodA comics biography of the inspiring, infuriating Margaret Sanger.