The cruelest month.

The cruelest month.

The cruelest month.

Previously published Slate articles made new.
Aug. 23 2004 2:41 PM

August

The cruelest month.

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August, that most hellish of months, can't end soon enough. August is the dark space on the calendar when wars start, when the summer heat chokes, when Elvis died. Here, David Plotz makes the case for abolishing August.