Mark O'Connell
Mark O'Connell Mark O'Connell

Mark O'Connell is a Slate books columnist and a staff writer for the Millions.

Books
June 7 2013 10:20 AMThe Case Against ReasonCurtis White argues that science isn’t the only way of looking at the world.
Books
Feb. 1 2013 11:18 PMWho Could I Be NowThe lives we didn’t live, and how they affect us.
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Nov. 27 2012 11:41 AMSurprisingly InterestingA dispatch from the 2012 Boring Conference.
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Sept. 18 2012 4:04 AMThe Fine Art of the Fart JokeHas there ever been a comedian more obsessed with the human body than Rob Delaney?
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May 23 2012 7:11 AMThere You Go AgainIn defense of writers, filmmakers, and composers who return to the same themes, settings, and motifs over and over and over again.
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Feb. 12 2013 5:47 AMThe Soft BulletinsCould a one-hour video of someone whispering and brushing her hair change your life?
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Jan. 23 2013 7:18 AMAmanda McKittrick Ros, the Worst Novelist in History… Maybe. An excerpt from Mark O’Connell’s Epic Fail.
Books
Nov. 2 2012 11:24 PMThe Different DrummerJames Wood wishes he was Keith Moon, but thank goodness he’s not.
Books
Sept. 7 2012 11:28 PMThe Genius in the RoomD.T. Max’s biography of David Foster Wallace.
Books
May 5 2012 12:22 AMThe Critic as MemoiristJonathan Lethem’s new book on Talking Heads is the latest entry in an exciting new hybrid form.