Slate Writers Discuss the Latest Episodes of Serial
What I Learned From Joining Emma Watson’s “Feminist Book Club”
How Should We Refer to Our Significant Others? (Can I Ever Say “the Boyfriend”?)
The Beef Jerky on the Table: Slate Writers Discuss the Latest Episode of Serial
Palin’s Rhetoric Is an Enchanted, Perplexing Fever Dream and We Love It
The Audio Book Club
The Audio Book Club PurifiesSlate critics debate Jonathan Franzen’s sprawling new novel.
Bleeding EdgesPaul Lisicky’s lovely and honest memoir of a friendship.
Serial Season 2 Is Not As Riveting As Season 1. That Doesn’t Mean It’s Worse.
Sister SnoozeTina Fey and Amy Poehler coast in a limp comedy about siblings who can’t grow up.
Anadiplosis Uses Repetition. Repetition Confers Emphasis. Emphasis Creates Great Power.
Researchers Have Figured Out Why the Word Snunkoople Is Funny
Serial Is Back! And We’re Here to Discuss the New Season.
The Audio Book Club Invokes Fates and FuriesSlate critics debate Lauren Groff’s ambitious new novel.
Congrats, America! “Active Shooter” Used to Describe a Sportsman. Now It Means a Mass Killer.
Kurt and BernardA double biography of Kurt and Bernard Vonnegut as they planted the seeds of the postwar era.
The Audio Book Club
The Audio Book Club Travels to (Lucia) BerlinSlate critics debate the underrated author’s collected stories.
The Curious Case of the Self-Loathing Lit-Fic Book TrailerThe art of self-deprecation meets the business of publishing.
Ooh! Arrgh! How We Hear Emotion in Nonverbal Noises.
Talk Dirty to Me, BadlyHe texted constantly, but he was lousy at it. A memoir of romantic ambivalence and self-abnegation.
Principled Protesters or Y’all Qaida: A Guide to Naming the Oregon Ranchers
Stay With Me: Slate Writers Discuss the Latest Episode of Serial
Scientists Have Figured Out How to Make Sarcasm Land in a Text. They’re Soooooo Smart.
Star Wars VirginsTwo Slate writers who wouldn’t know a Jedi from a nerf herder go see The Force Awakens.
Dancing in a Vineyard: We Discuss the Latest Episode of Serial
Bowe Bergdahl Will Be Court-Martialed, Could Face Life in Prison
How Serial Season 2’s Snazzy Sound Design Drives Home Its Big Themes
Watch George Saunders Read Stephen Colbert a Sweetly Desperate Bedtime Story
From Sleeper Cells to Sleeping Around: A Brief History of an Extremely Versatile Word
There Once Was a GirlAgainst the false narratives of anorexia.
“Is It Too Late to Back Out Now?”Katy Waldman discusses writing about anorexia and literature.