Blake Bailey

Blake Bailey is the author of Cheever: A Life.

Books
Jan. 31 2011 6:47 AMFor Salinger, With LoveKenneth Slawenski's biography offers a bowdlerized life.
Culturebox
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.
Books
Feb. 20 2006 10:37 AMThe Trivial LifeWhy Jay McInerney should embrace frivolity.
Dispatches
Nov. 22 2005 1:05 PMMiracle at GainesvilleHow a poet and a resurrected dead man saved a Katrina evacuee.
Dispatches
Oct. 28 2005 3:38 AMMy Year of HurricanesCalculating the good things that came out of Katrina.
Dispatches
Oct. 7 2005 6:11 AMMy Year of HurricanesReturning to New Orleans for the first time.
Dispatches
Aug. 28 2006 7:32 AMMy Year of HurricanesAn ongoing series from a writer who lost everything in Hurricane Katrina.
Dispatches
Sept. 16 2005 12:29 PMMy Year of HurricanesThree weeks after Katrina: missing cats, Wal-Mart, and a search for day care.
Dispatches
Sept. 2 2005 2:19 PMMy Year of HurricanesI lost everything in Katrina.
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.
Books
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.
Dispatches
Aug. 28 2006 7:29 AMMy Year of HurricanesMemoirs of a Katrina evacuee.
Dispatches
Jan. 16 2006 6:51 AMLife After KatrinaOur first Christmas as displaced persons.
Dispatches
Nov. 4 2005 5:12 AMMy Year of HurricanesA trip to the devastated Lower Ninth Ward.
Dispatches
Oct. 21 2005 6:21 AMMy Year of HurricanesA return to moldy New Orleans, and an unexpected death.
Dispatches
Sept. 30 2005 6:20 AMMy Year of HurricanesStarting over with $2,000 from FEMA.
Dispatches
Sept. 23 2005 6:17 AMMy Year of HurricanesThe dramatic rescue of our lost cat from New Orleans.
Dispatches
Sept. 8 2005 12:34 PMMy Year of HurricanesGoing back to work after losing everything.

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  Slate Plus
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  Arts
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Oct. 21 2014 12:05 PM Same-Sex Couples at Home With Themselves in 1980s America
  Technology
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Oct. 21 2014 4:14 PM Planet Money Uncovers One Surprising Reason the Internet Is Sexist
  Health & Science
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Oct. 21 2014 11:53 AM Taking Research for Granted Texas Republican Lamar Smith continues his crusade against independence in science.
  Sports
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