Margaret Talbot

Margaret Talbot is a staff writer for The New Yorker.

The Audio Book Club
June 27 2011 10:23 AMThe Audio Book Club on Caleb's CrossingOur critics discuss Geraldine Brooks' new novel, Caleb's Crossing.
Doublex
Dec. 30 2010 10:19 AMDoubleX Gabfest: The Book ClubSlate's DoubleX Gabfest on the new translation of Madame Bovary.
Doublex
Dec. 2 2010 10:32 AMDoubleX Gabfest: The Book ClubSlate's DoubleX Gabfest on Nicole Krauss' Great House.
Doublex
Oct. 8 2010 11:25 AMDoubleX Audio Book Club: Jonathan Franzen's Freedom.Slate's DoubleX editors discuss the new novel Freedom.
Doublex
Sept. 9 2010 11:00 AMDoubleX Gabfest: The Sister Wives EditionDoubleX Gabfest on the gender pay gap, Franzenfreude, and women on SNL.
Doublex
May 20 2010 10:54 AMDoubleX Gabfest, the "Which Lie Is Worse?" EditionSlate's DoubleX Gabfest on Elena Kagan, Rep. Mark Souder's sex scandal, and whether the Tea Party is a feminist movement.
Doublex
March 25 2010 6:39 AMDoubleX Audio Book Club: The Three Weissmanns of WestportOur critics discuss Cathleen Schine's new novel.
Books
Feb. 18 1998 3:30 AMWithout MaliceA civil approach to the abortion war induces fresh despair.
The Audio Book Club
Feb. 28 2011 11:28 AMThe Audio Book Club on RoomOur critics discuss Emma Donoghue's haunting novel.
Doublex
Dec. 16 2010 10:53 AMDoubleX Gabfest: The "Sex by Surprise" EditionSlate's DoubleX Gabfest on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, John Boehner's crying, and holiday cards.
Doublex
Oct. 21 2010 12:06 PMDoubleX Gabfest: The Krystal Ball EditionSlate's DoubleX Gabfest on Krystal Ball, Ginni Thomas, and Yale frats.
Doublex
Sept. 23 2010 10:05 AMDoubleX Gabfest: The Ritual Matricide EditionSlate's DoubleX Gabfest on Christine O'Donnell, Rebecca Traister's Big Girls Don't Cry, and Susan Faludi.
Doublex
June 18 2010 1:09 PMDoubleX Audio Book Club: The Immortal Life of Henrietta LacksOur critics discuss Rebecca Skloot's book.
Doublex
May 6 2010 9:56 AMDoubleX Audio Book Club: The SurrenderedOur critics discuss Chang-rae Lee's new novel.
Doublex
Feb. 25 2010 10:29 AMDoubleX Gabfest: The Bond Girl EditionSlate's DoubleX Gabfest on women's figure skating, Michelle Obama's childhood-obesity campaign, and Judith Warner's book We've Got Issues.
Books
May 28 1997 3:30 AMLuce CanonThe apotheosis of a memorable bitch.

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How Ted Cruz and Scott Brown Misunderstand What It Means to Be an American Citizen

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Sept. 22 2014 6:30 PM What Does It Mean to Be an American? Ted Cruz and Scott Brown think it’s about ideology. It’s really about culture.
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The Vault
Sept. 23 2014 10:24 AM How Bad Are Your Drinking Habits? An 18th-Century Temperance Thermometer Has the Verdict
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The XX Factor
Sept. 22 2014 7:43 PM Emma Watson Threatened With Nude Photo Leak for Speaking Out About Women's Equality
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Sept. 23 2014 9:42 AM Listen to the Surprising New Single From Kendrick Lamar
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Sept. 22 2014 6:27 PM Should We All Be Learning How to Type in Virtual Reality?
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Bad Astronomy
Sept. 23 2014 7:00 AM I Stand With Emma Watson
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Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.