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.
Dec. 30 2010 10:19 AMDoubleX Gabfest: The Book ClubSlate's DoubleX Gabfest on the new translation of Madame Bovary.
Dec. 2 2010 10:32 AMDoubleX Gabfest: The Book ClubSlate's DoubleX Gabfest on Nicole Krauss' Great House.
Oct. 8 2010 11:25 AMDoubleX Audio Book Club: Jonathan Franzen's Freedom.Slate's DoubleX editors discuss the new novel Freedom.
Sept. 9 2010 11:00 AMDoubleX Gabfest: The Sister Wives EditionDoubleX Gabfest on the gender pay gap, Franzenfreude, and women on SNL.
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.
March 25 2010 6:39 AMDoubleX Audio Book Club: The Three Weissmanns of WestportOur critics discuss Cathleen Schine's new novel.
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.
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.
Oct. 21 2010 12:06 PMDoubleX Gabfest: The Krystal Ball EditionSlate's DoubleX Gabfest on Krystal Ball, Ginni Thomas, and Yale frats.
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.
June 18 2010 1:09 PMDoubleX Audio Book Club: The Immortal Life of Henrietta LacksOur critics discuss Rebecca Skloot's book.
May 6 2010 9:56 AMDoubleX Audio Book Club: The SurrenderedOur critics discuss Chang-rae Lee's new novel.
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.
May 28 1997 3:30 AMLuce CanonThe apotheosis of a memorable bitch.


Medical Examiner

Here’s Where We Stand With Ebola

Even experienced international disaster responders are shocked at how bad it’s gotten.

It’s Not Easy for Me, but I Stand With Emma Watson on Women’s Rights

Divestment Is Fine but Mostly Symbolic. There’s a Better Way for Universities to Fight Climate Change.

Subprime Loans Are Back

And believe it or not, that’s a good thing.

It Is Very Stupid to Compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice

Building a Better Workplace

In Defense of HR

Startups and small businesses shouldn’t skip over a human resources department.

Why Are Lighter-Skinned Latinos and Asians More Likely to Vote Republican?

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

  News & Politics
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.
Business Insider
Sept. 23 2014 10:03 AM Watch Steve Jobs Tell Michael Dell, "We're Coming After You"
The Vault
Sept. 23 2014 10:24 AM How Bad Are Your Drinking Habits? An 18th-Century Temperance Thermometer Has the Verdict
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 22 2014 7:43 PM Emma Watson Threatened With Nude Photo Leak for Speaking Out About Women's Equality
  Slate Plus
Slate Plus
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Brow Beat
Sept. 23 2014 9:42 AM Listen to the Surprising New Single From Kendrick Lamar
Future Tense
Sept. 22 2014 6:27 PM Should We All Be Learning How to Type in Virtual Reality?
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 23 2014 7:00 AM I Stand With Emma Watson
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.