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.
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.
Battered and Blue Police departments shouldn’t feel under siege. The public just wants better policing.
Don’t Sweat the Dodd-Frank Rollback Congress just gave Wall Street a win. It also opened the door for smarter, better financial reform.
What Happened at Slate This Week? Staff writer Lily Hay Newman shares what stories intrigued her at the magazine this week.
How Creative Is Your Computer? The Lovelace test is a better measure of artificial intelligence than the Turing test.
Squash vs. Baseball! Wrestling vs. Golf! Good riddance to the days when sports had to fight each other for Olympic survival.