In Search of TransparencyThe Irish author Eimear McBride’s breathtaking debut novel A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing.
What’s Your Sign?A big, ambitious novel of 19th-century New Zealand with astrology at its heart.
Werner Herzog Takes a WalkIn the dead of winter, 1974, the director hiked from Munich to a friend’s deathbed in Paris.
The Long Journey of Patrick Leigh FermorEighty years after he walked across Europe, the great travel writer’s final volume is published.
Roads & Kingdoms
Life After ISIS The Northern Iraqi city of Sinjar has been recaptured from ISIS, but it’s a long way from back to normal.
What Happened at Slate This Week? Stuff to read when you need to escape from your family gathering.
The Generic City Boring landscapes impede on our biological need for intrigue. So why are so many buildings so hideous?
The Craziest Endings in College Football History After the turkey, enjoy some classic finishes.