Blake Bailey

Blake Bailey is the author of Cheever: A Life.

Jan. 31 2011 6:47 AMFor Salinger, With LoveKenneth Slawenski's biography offers a bowdlerized life.
April 3 2009 6:57 AMOh, What a Chaos It SeemsCheever bequeathed his biographer a journal as messy as his life.
Summer Movies
June 26 2007 12:35 PMRevolutionary Road—the MovieLeonardo DiCaprio. Kate Winslet. Richard Yates' dark novel is finally being made into a Hollywood movie.
Book Blitz
Oct. 10 2006 6:57 PMThe Impermanent PeriodRichard Ford's modern-day Hamlet.
Feb. 20 2006 10:37 AMThe Trivial LifeWhy Jay McInerney should embrace frivolity.
Nov. 22 2005 1:05 PMMiracle at GainesvilleHow a poet and a resurrected dead man saved a Katrina evacuee.
Oct. 28 2005 3:38 AMMy Year of HurricanesCalculating the good things that came out of Katrina.
Oct. 7 2005 6:11 AMMy Year of HurricanesReturning to New Orleans for the first time.
Aug. 28 2006 7:32 AMMy Year of HurricanesAn ongoing series from a writer who lost everything in Hurricane Katrina.
Sept. 16 2005 12:29 PMMy Year of HurricanesThree weeks after Katrina: missing cats, Wal-Mart, and a search for day care.
Sept. 2 2005 2:19 PMMy Year of HurricanesI lost everything in Katrina.
Aug. 18 2010 10:07 AMMy Katrina Nightmare and How It Ended In which I spend four years trying to repair andsell my flooded house in New Orleans.
Jan. 5 2009 7:05 AMRichard Yates' Real MasterpieceWhat Kate Winslet doesn't tell you about Yates and women.
Memoir Week
March 27 2007 4:10 PMRoad to NowhereMy life as a victim of Hurricane Katrina and the ineffectual Road Home program.
Aug. 28 2006 7:29 AMMy Year of HurricanesMemoirs of a Katrina evacuee.
Jan. 16 2006 6:51 AMLife After KatrinaOur first Christmas as displaced persons.
Nov. 4 2005 5:12 AMMy Year of HurricanesA trip to the devastated Lower Ninth Ward.
Oct. 21 2005 6:21 AMMy Year of HurricanesA return to moldy New Orleans, and an unexpected death.
Sept. 30 2005 6:20 AMMy Year of HurricanesStarting over with $2,000 from FEMA.
Sept. 23 2005 6:17 AMMy Year of HurricanesThe dramatic rescue of our lost cat from New Orleans.
Sept. 8 2005 12:34 PMMy Year of HurricanesGoing back to work after losing everything.


Frame Game

Hard Knocks

I was hit by a teacher in an East Texas public school. It taught me nothing.

Republicans Like Scott Walker Are Building Campaigns Around Problems That Don’t Exist

Why Greenland’s “Dark Snow” Should Worry You

If You’re Outraged by the NFL, Follow This Satirical Blowhard on Twitter

The Best Way to Organize Your Fridge

The World

Iran and the U.S. Are Allies

They’re just not ready to admit it yet.

Sports Nut

Giving Up on Goodell

How the NFL lost the trust of its most loyal reporters.

Chief Justice John Roberts Says $1,000 Can’t Buy Influence in Congress. Looks Like He’s Wrong.

Farewell! Emily Bazelon on What She Will Miss About Slate.

  News & Politics
Sept. 16 2014 4:08 PM More Than Scottish Pride Scotland’s referendum isn’t about nationalism. It’s about a system that failed, and a new generation looking to take a chance on itself. 
Sept. 16 2014 4:16 PM The iPhone 6 Marks a Fresh Chance for Wireless Carriers to Kill Your Unlimited Data
The Eye
Sept. 16 2014 12:20 PM These Outdoor Cat Shelters Have More Style Than the Average Home
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 15 2014 3:31 PM My Year As an Abortion Doula
  Slate Plus
Slate Plus Video
Sept. 16 2014 2:06 PM A Farewell From Emily Bazelon The former senior editor talks about her very first Slate pitch and says goodbye to the magazine.
Brow Beat
Sept. 16 2014 1:27 PM The Veronica Mars Spinoff Is Just Amusing Enough to Keep Me Watching
Future Tense
Sept. 16 2014 1:48 PM Why We Need a Federal Robotics Commission
  Health & Science
Sept. 16 2014 4:09 PM It’s All Connected What links creativity, conspiracy theories, and delusions? A phenomenon called apophenia.
Sports Nut
Sept. 15 2014 9:05 PM Giving Up on Goodell How the NFL lost the trust of its most loyal reporters.