Erik Tarloff

Erik Tarloff is the author of Face-Time and The Man Who Wrote the Book and is a member of Slate's book-reviewing team.

Oct. 23 2007 1:51 PMHaydn vs. MozartA guide for listeners who can't tell the composers apart.
The Book Club
April 15 2002 1:06 PMAm I Missing Something?
The Book Club
March 19 2002 3:32 PMMore Matter, Less Art
Feb. 11 2002 6:16 PMTone DepthThe composer who should be loved instead of feared.
The Book Club
Feb. 4 2002 4:36 PMYes, But ...
Oct. 31 2001 1:48 PMBilly Joel's Classical CrossoverIs it a bold adventure or a grand delusion?
April 10 2001 11:30 PMStalking the Elusive RondoHelp solve a musical mystery. 
The Breakfast Table
June 23 1999 1:06 AMDissecting the Day's News
Oct. 7 2002 10:30 AMThere and Bach AgainThe revealing new release that pairs Glenn Gould's Goldberg Variations.
March 21 2002 4:49 PMBest InsultOscar's annual "screw you" to screenwriters.
The Book Club
March 18 2002 4:08 PMArt and Craft
The Book Club
Feb. 5 2002 5:09 PMFrom A to B
Nov. 30 2001 5:21 PMGeorge HarrisonThey wouldn't have been the Beatles without him.
Oct. 25 2001 1:51 AMMusical NotationA riddle: When can music express non-music? 
Feb. 6 2001 3:00 AMVariations on the Goldberg Variations
Classical Music
Oct. 2 1996 3:30 AMPiano FortePlaying Beethoven on original instruments.



Slate Plus Early Read: The Self-Made Man

The story of America’s most pliable, pernicious, irrepressible myth.

Rehtaeh Parsons Was the Most Famous Victim in Canada. Now, Journalists Can’t Even Say Her Name.

Mitt Romney May Be Weighing a 2016 Run. That Would Be a Big Mistake.

Amazing Photos From Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution

Transparent Is the Fall’s Only Great New Show

The XX Factor

Rehtaeh Parsons Was the Most Famous Victim in Canada

Now, journalists can't even say her name.


Lena Dunham, the Book

More shtick than honesty in Not That Kind of Girl.

What a Juicy New Book About Diane Sawyer and Katie Couric Fails to Tell Us About the TV News Business

Does Your Child Have Sluggish Cognitive Tempo? Or Is That Just a Disorder Made Up to Scare You?

  News & Politics
Sept. 29 2014 10:00 PM “Everything Must Change in Italy” An interview with Italian Prime Minster Matteo Renzi.
Sept. 29 2014 7:01 PM We May Never Know If Larry Ellison Flew a Fighter Jet Under the Golden Gate Bridge
Dear Prudence
Sept. 29 2014 3:10 PM The Lonely Teetotaler Prudie counsels a letter writer who doesn’t drink alcohol—and is constantly harassed by others for it.
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 29 2014 1:52 PM Do Not Fear California’s New Affirmative Consent Law
  Slate Plus
Slate Fare
Sept. 29 2014 8:45 AM Slate Isn’t Too Liberal, but … What readers said about the magazine’s bias and balance.
Brow Beat
Sept. 29 2014 9:06 PM Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice Looks Like a Comic Masterpiece
Future Tense
Sept. 29 2014 11:56 PM Innovation Starvation, the Next Generation Humankind has lots of great ideas for the future. We need people to carry them out.
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 29 2014 12:01 PM This Is Your MOM’s Mars
Sports Nut
Sept. 28 2014 8:30 PM NFL Players Die Young. Or Maybe They Live Long Lives. Why it’s so hard to pin down the effects of football on players’ lives.