The Feminist Bean Counters Are BackShould we really care if Obama hasn’t appointed enough women, or there aren’t enough female bylines in the New York Review of Books?
AustengateThe Bank of England wanted to put Jane Austen on a 10-pound note. Then all hell broke loose.
The Best Breakup BooksIn Love, by Alfred Hayes, recently reissued; Light Years, by James Salter; and Graham Greene’s The End of the Affair.
Sensitive Literary ManAdelle Waldman’s new novel, The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P., perfectly captures the type.
Great Airplane ReadsNot too scary. Not too slow. Totally absorbing. The criteria for a perfect airplane book.
Is the Bohemian Dead?In her new memoir, Country Girl, Edna O’Brien recalls when writers were drunk, brawling, and fabulous.
The Reluctant AmericanWhat the novel and the new movie The Reluctant Fundamentalist can teach us about the Boston bombers.
Obit GaffeIn rocket scientist Yvonne Brill’s obit, was it so bad to mention the beef stroganoff?
Feminism, Meet FictionIn an age where sexism is more subtle, novels tackle it best. A review of The Blazing World.
The Philosopher and the StudentWas the saga of Colin McGinn really a clear-cut case of sexual harassment?
Vanity, Thy Name Is FilmmakerThe response to the HBO documentary First Comes Love underlines our bias against “narcissistic” single mothers.
Stop Attacking Male Writers for Being SexistProtagonists don’t have to be likable to be great.
Thesis DefenseNo, it’s not a waste of time to get a literature Ph.D. It teaches you to commit to your ideas.
The Greatest Novelist You Haven’t ReadJames Salter is as good as Roth, Updike, or Ford. So why isn’t he popular?
Why Do We Hate Successful Women?Liberals want more female CEOs. But they hate the ones who exist.
TODAY IN SLATE
I was hit by a teacher in an East Texas public school. It taught me nothing.
Chief Justice John Roberts Says $1,000 Can’t Buy Influence in Congress. Looks Like He’s Wrong.
Chief Justice John Roberts Says $1,000 Can’t Buy Influence in Congress. Looks Like He’s Wrong. The Supreme Court is wrong about the influence you can buy with less than $5,200.
After This Merger, One Company Could Control One-Third of the Planet's Beer Sales
Hidden Messages in Corporate Logos
If You’re Outraged by the NFL, Follow This Satirical Blowhard on Twitter
Giving Up on Goodell
How the NFL lost the trust of its most loyal reporters.
Who Needs Test Scores and Transcripts? You Can Apply to Goucher With a Two-Minute Video About Yourself.
The XX Factor
Why Not Just Turn Campus Rape Allegations Over to the Police? Because the Police Don't Investigate.
You’re Cut, Adrian Peterson Why fantasy football owners should release the Minnesota Vikings star.