The Joyful Life of the Provocateur Hitchens taught me that provocation isn’t exhausting. It’s fun.
I'll Have What He's HavingBreaking bread with Nicholson Baker, America's foremost writer of literary sex novels.
Why So Angry, Dad?Go the F**k to Sleep exposes yuppie parents' sexlessness, self-pity, and repressed rage.
Battle WearyEveryone seems to think I'm at war with the wife of a famous novelist on Twitter. I don't even use Twitter!
The Audio Book Club on Eat, Pray, LoveOur critics discuss Elizabeth Gilbert's blockbuster memoir.
We Are All Lisbeth SalanderThe Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’s blend of victim and killer speaks to us.
Should Pedophiles Get Air Time?Was the New York Times wrong to run an interview with Jerry Sandusky?
The Extraordinary Syllabus of David Foster WallaceWhat his lesson plans teach us about how to live.
The Strangest Sexual SpaNicholson Baker's House of Holes takes on a culture entranced by pornography.
Tina Fey's Tough Girl FeminismThe rough humor in Fey's new book Bossypants is exactly what the movement needs.
The Best Feminist Book You've Never ReadThe new edition of Simone de Beauvoir's The Second Sex.
First Principles Clinton began her campaign by denouncing the big money flowing into out politics. That just got a lot harder for her to talk about.
The Most Hated Merger in America Customers, companies, and even regulators mistrust Comcast. No wonder its deal to buy Time Warner Cable fell apart.
Harvard Students Are Clueless About Fighting Fossil Fuels. They Could Learn a Thing or Two From Stanford.
Tab Roulette! Slate’s business and tech writers share what they’re reading, whether they want to or not.