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May 4 2016 10:24 AMExperience Jane Eyre in a New WayA new audio performance by Thandie Newton.
May 4 2016 10:00 AMSpeak, MotherhoodHow parenting can birth great writing.
May 3 2016 1:48 PMOn Being RapedCould one man’s harrowing story encourage more male victims of sexual assault to come forward?
May 2 2016 9:00 AMLabored ProseWhy are depictions of childbirth taboo in literary fiction?
April 18 2016 12:10 PMAccountants 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.
April 8 2016 4:21 PMAnnouncing the Winners of the 2016 Cartoonist Studio PrizeThe best web and print cartoonists of the year win $1,000 each.
April 8 2016 1:03 PMWorst-Case ScenariosJordan Crane’s comics explore the bad, bad places our minds can go.
April 8 2016 11:33 AM“Licked by Fire”Sallie Tisdale’s essays use elaborate metaphors to explore the morality of memoir. 
April 7 2016 7:45 AMThe Shadow of WhitenessThe characters in Athena Farrokhzad’s poems emigrate from Iran to Sweden, and find a home nowhere. 
April 6 2016 9:45 AMThe Evil PlaceWhy did a Hopi leader invite raiders to massacre his entire town in 1700?
April 5 2016 8:30 AMA Power Beyond BeautyWhat do appearances mean in Jane Eyre?
April 4 2016 9:00 AMDummies for DummiesHappy 25th birthday to the perfect guides for when all you know is that you know nothing.
March 31 2016 10:53 AMBetween Upstairs and DownstairsTo understand Jane Eyre, you have to understand the precarious status of the Victorian governess.
March 17 2016 9:00 AMKaren 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?
March 16 2016 8:29 AMYear of Great Books: About Tristram Shandy Read what Will and Laura learned from reading Laurence Sterne’s digressive masterpiece.
May 4 2016 10:23 AMAbout Jane EyreEverything Slate’s Year of Great Books learned about love, identity, and feminism from Charlotte Brontë’s realist masterwork.
May 3 2016 4:15 PMSave the Allegory!An entire literary tradition is being forgotten because writers use the term allegory to mean, like, whatever they want.
May 2 2016 12:22 PMThe DisembodiedFor Don DeLillo’s characters, all technologies are technologies of death.
April 25 2016 9:45 AM“I Want to Read Everything”The characters in Helen Oyeyemi’s short stories are as infatuated with narrative as we are.
April 12 2016 10:55 AMStories for the Square GirlsBeverly Cleary’s unjustly forgotten teen novels tell simple stories of first love.
April 8 2016 3:51 PMI’ll Be There for YouThe difficult, dangerous task of writing about a friend.
April 8 2016 12:14 PM“The Bible Is Inexhaustible”Chester Brown on his cartoon exploration of Jesus and prostitution.
April 8 2016 9:51 AMHarper 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.
April 6 2016 4:31 PMAfter the BlastThe Association of Small Bombs is a deeply moving exploration of terrorism that destroys the tropes of the subcontinental novel. 
April 5 2016 10:45 AM“Permission for the Imagination”A passionate defense of pretentiousness.
April 5 2016 7:30 AMWorkers 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.
April 3 2016 9:03 PMA Brief History of DickUnpacking the gay subtext of Robin, the Boy Wonder.
March 18 2016 9:04 AMThe Borrowed Light of the RealJoyce Maynard’s novel fails to make art from life.
March 16 2016 2:04 PMWin a Copy of Jane EyrePenguin Classics has four editions of the next Year of Great Books selection. Enter to win your favorite. 
March 15 2016 2:12 PMIntroducing Jane EyreOur next selection for A Year of Great Books is a novel of identity in the guise of a love story. 

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