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
The Democrats’ War at Home
How can the president’s party defend itself from the president’s foreign policy blunders?
The Democrats’ War at Home How can the president’s party defend itself from the president’s foreign policy blunders?
Congress’ Public Shaming of the Secret Service Was Political Grandstanding at Its Best
Congress’ Public Shaming of the Secret Service Was Political Grandstanding at Its Best Darrell Issa’s public shaming of the head of the Secret Service was congressional grandstanding at its best.
Michigan’s Tradition of Football “Toughness” Needs to Go—Starting With Coach Hoke
A Plentiful, Renewable Resource That America Keeps Overlooking
Windows 8 Was So Bad That Microsoft Will Skip Straight to Windows 10
Cringing. Ducking. Mumbling.
How GOP candidates react whenever someone brings up reproductive rights or gay marriage.
Building a Better Workplace
You Deserve a Pre-cation
The smartest job perk you’ve never heard of.
Hasbro Is Cracking Down on Scrabble Players Who Turn Its Official Word List Into Popular Apps
Florida State’s New President Is Underqualified and Mistrusted. He Just Might Save the University.
Political Theater With a Purpose Darrell Issa’s public shaming of the head of the Secret Service was congressional grandstanding at its best.
Who Owns Scrabble’s Word List? Hasbro says the list of playable words belongs to the company. Players beg to differ.
Behind the Scenes
Meet Jordan Weissmann Five questions with Slate’s senior business and economics correspondent.
Should You Freeze Your Eggs? An egg freezing party is not a great place to find answers to this or other questions.
Goodbye, Tough Guy It’s time for Michigan to fire its toughness-obsessed coach, Brady Hoke.