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.
How America Can Prosecute More Poachers Like the Alleged Lion Killer A four-word fix would do it.
The Olympics Need an L.A. Games The city once saved the mega-event from its bloated, economically burdensome self. Los Angeles could do it again.
Dave Grohl Alley, Dedicated to the Foo Fighters and Nirvana Vet, Is Home to the World's Largest Drum Stick
Don’t Let Social Media Tell You What to Read A distraction-free guide to all the websites a Slate business and economics writer visits more than 20 times a month.
When Science Doesn’t Have a Simple Answer This historic debate from the height of the Cold War provides a refreshing perspective on science and politics.
It Took 22 Years for the Women’s 1,500-Meters Record to Fall. What's the Fastest Humans Can Possibly Run?