Books
Aug. 8 2014 7:11 AMDeath by InchesThe battle over the metric system in America.
Aug. 7 2014 11:52 AMBlindsidedDesigning a book cover for a collection of short stories about characters caught by surprise.
Aug. 7 2014 7:49 AMRacial DysphoriaJess Row’s novel explores a world where racial reassignment surgery is becoming commonplace.
Aug. 6 2014 12:11 PMScratch MarksThe beauty of a comic book drawn only in pencil.
Aug. 5 2014 11:55 AMThe SimplifierThe third volume of Rick Perlstein’s history of modern conservatives chronicles the rise of Reagan.
Aug. 5 2014 7:59 AMThe HorrorA splendid historical novel turns into something very different 100 pages in. But don’t stop reading!
Aug. 3 2014 11:46 PMSummer Reading 2014Get away from it all with these Slate staff picks.
July 27 2014 11:52 PMTsukuru Tazaki’s PuzzleAn interactive introduction to Haruki Murakami’s new novel.
July 11 2014 3:33 PMBryan Lee O’Malley’s Imperfect Little LifeA Q&A with the Scott Pilgrim author about his new comic Seconds, fashion, and regret.
July 11 2014 7:08 AMLast Kind WordsLost 78s and the insular world of music obsessives.
July 10 2014 1:29 PMWalkaboutA woman leaves her husband for New Zealand in Catherine Lacey’s moving first novel.
July 9 2014 3:38 PMHow to Be HappyA bright cartooning talent gets her first book of short stories, and it’s beautiful and surprising.
July 9 2014 12:50 PM533 IdeasThe conceptual, playful, maddening books of Édouard Levé.
July 8 2014 12:29 PMKnow NothingThe true history of atheism.
July 7 2014 8:28 AMI Used to Know HerA sharp novel about the way Hollywood warps its female stars.
Aug. 7 2014 12:43 PMThe LackWhat are the costs of our perpetual state of connection?
Aug. 7 2014 10:20 AMOn Lena Finkle’s Magic BarrelA cartoon review.
Aug. 6 2014 3:10 PMThe End of the Suburban NovelIn Friendswood, René Steinke tries to reimagine a familiar story.
Aug. 6 2014 8:56 AMThe Book of InjusticeTarfia Faizullah’s poems wrestle with the mass rapes of Bangladesh’s 1971 Liberation War.
Aug. 5 2014 10:59 AMStrongest Possible EndorsementA funny and lacerating novel of academia written in the form of letters of recommendation. 
Aug. 4 2014 7:53 AMYou Have to Believe We Are MagicWhose story is the Magicians trilogy telling?
July 27 2014 11:53 PMHaida’s StoryA folktale from Haruki Murakami’s new novel, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage.
July 11 2014 4:35 PMPop Goes the WorldEven a history of pop can’t help but skew toward rock.
July 11 2014 2:12 PMThe Uses of EnchantmentGeoff Ryman’s heartfelt and clever 1992 riff on Judy Garland, AIDS, and Oz returns.
July 10 2014 6:20 PMGilded AgesThree new books reveal the politics of bling, then and now.
July 10 2014 1:10 PMThe Dotted LineA curious book that explores the real and imaginary boundaries in our lives.
July 9 2014 2:39 PMAdult MaterialRainbow Rowell’s new novel for grown-ups, and the power of good books for readers of any age.
July 9 2014 10:20 AMHow to Get Into the Writers’ RoomInterviews with Adam McKay, Amy Poehler, Mike Schur, and other top comedy writers.
July 8 2014 8:04 AMBraaaiiinsThe Girl With All the Gifts, a zombie novel of ideas.
July 6 2014 11:30 PMProspero’s DaughterWomen, writing, and the question of privilege.

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