“Is It Too Late to Back Out Now?”Katy Waldman discusses writing about anorexia and literature.
Yale Students Erupt in Anger Over Administrators Caring More About Free Speech Than Safe Spaces
R. L. Stine on the Goosebumps Movie and How Horror for Adults Is Different From Horror for Kids
Sure, Back to the Future Was Wrong About Hoverboards, but How Well Did It Predict Slang?
I Watched the CNN Debate in Virtual RealityThe candidates look like dolls in a diorama awash in America-colored lights, and it was boring.
Kurt and BernardA double biography of Kurt and Bernard Vonnegut as they planted the seeds of the postwar era.
Katy Waldman’s 10 Favorite Books of 2015A year in which marginalized voices spoke powerfully to the mainstream, and perished voices rose from the dead.
The Audio Book Club
The Audio Book Club Weeps Over A Little LifeSlate critics debate Hanya Yanagihara’s misery-soaked epic.
A Conversation With Philip PullmanThe Golden Compass author on loneliness, Romanticism, the meaning of the “young adult” label, and why we all want daemons.
Colbert Made Franzen Read Him a Bedtime Story and It Was the Perfect Use of Jonathan Franzen
President Obama Talks Faith and Politics With Marilynne Robinson in a Just-Released NYRB Feature
Hang Up And Listen
The 11th Worst Super Bowl in History How do you measure Super Bowl mediocrity? Slate correspondent Justin Peters stacks them up.
Watch Christiane Amanpour Investigate the Late Show With Stephen Colbert in a Charming, Funny Sketch
Why You Hated the Super Bowl It was hard to tell if it was a great defensive contest, or a terrible offensive one.