Daphne Merkin

Daphne Merkin is the author of a novel, Enchantment, and a collection of essays, Dreaming of Hitler. She lives in New York City and is at work on a memoir, Melancholy Baby. 

April 6 2011 8:17 AMHome DiscomfortsRevisiting Penelope Mortimer's The Pumpkin Eater and its devastating portrait of a marriage.
Feb. 2 2007 7:26 AMBlack SheepThe letters of Jessica Mitford.
The Book Club
Dec. 7 2006 11:56 AMBratty Beauties and Babyish Boys
March 10 2006 10:59 AMBoy Meets Girl, Then More GirlsHBO's Big Love and the stuffy side of polygamy.
Oct. 6 2005 3:51 PMIn Warm BloodWhat the film got right about Truman Capote.
Nov. 21 2007 4:56 PMDavid Duchovny, Why Won't You Love Me?Or, reasons to watch Californication during the writers' strike.
The Book Club
Dec. 8 2006 3:56 PMWhat Makes a Genuine Subversive?
The Book Club
Dec. 6 2006 1:38 PMThe Commotion About Gender Roles
Oct. 6 2005 3:47 PMIn Warm BloodWhat the film got right about Truman Capote.
The Breakfast Table
June 23 1999 1:06 AMDissecting the Day's News



Smash and Grab

Will competitive Senate contests in Kansas and South Dakota lead to more late-breaking races in future elections?

Stop Panicking. America Is Now in Very Good Shape to Respond to the Ebola Crisis.

The 2014 Kansas City Royals Show the Value of Building a Mediocre Baseball Team

The GOP Won’t Win Any Black Votes With Its New “Willie Horton” Ad

Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band

Can it be again?


Forget Oculus Rift

This $25 cardboard box turns your phone into an incredibly fun virtual reality experience.

One of Putin’s Favorite Oligarchs Wants to Start an Orthodox Christian Fox News

These Companies in Japan Are More Than 1,000 Years Old

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Oct. 20 2014 6:17 PM Watch Flashes of Lightning Created in a Lab  
  News & Politics
Oct. 20 2014 8:14 PM You Should Be Optimistic About Ebola Don’t panic. Here are all the signs that the U.S. is containing the disease.
Oct. 20 2014 7:23 PM Chipotle’s Magical Burrito Empire Keeps Growing, Might Be Slowing
Dear Prudence
Oct. 21 2014 9:18 AM Oh, Boy Prudie counsels a letter writer whose sister dresses her 4-year-old son in pink tutus.
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 20 2014 6:17 PM I Am 25. I Don't Work at Facebook. My Doctors Want Me to Freeze My Eggs.
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Oct. 20 2014 7:15 AM The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 9 A spoiler-filled discussion of "Flatline."
Brow Beat
Oct. 21 2014 9:25 AM The Brilliant Fake Novels of Listen Up Philip
Future Tense
Oct. 21 2014 9:39 AM The International-Student Revolving Door Foreign students shouldn’t have to prove they’ll go home after graduating to get a visa.
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 21 2014 7:00 AM Watch the Moon Eat the Sun: The Partial Solar Eclipse on Thursday, Oct. 23
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.