Michelle Dean

Michelle Dean is a senior writer at Gawker and at work on a book about female intellectuals. Follow her on Twitter.

Culturebox
Dec. 8 2014 2:15 PMBoy’s Own AdventureCheryl Strayed, Christopher McCandless, and the American literary tradition of lighting out for the territory.
Books
Aug. 6 2014 3:10 PMThe End of the Suburban NovelIn Friendswood, René Steinke tries to reimagine a familiar story.
Books
July 12 2013 10:00 AMThe Professor-Student Love Affair, RevisitedTwo new novels suggest we’re still uncomfortable with the subject.
Tv Club
April 9 2013 12:09 AMTop of the LakeGJ is like Hunter S. Thompson mixed with Sappho.
Brow Beat
Nov. 20 2012 6:14 PMStop Saying Oliver Stone’s Untold History Is a People's History
Brow Beat
Sept. 28 2012 12:15 PMThe Phony Class Warfare of Revenge
Books
June 29 2012 11:41 PMListening to WomenWhy smart, serious men have misunderstood Sheila Heti’s new book.
Books
Nov. 5 2014 12:27 PMLook at Me, I’m Peggy LeeA new biography makes the “Fever” singer seem glamorous and pathetic all at once.
Books
March 5 2014 10:11 AM“This Is the End of Memoirs for Me”Susanna Kaysen and the material of a writer’s life.
Doublex
June 14 2013 11:19 AMEdward Snowden's Girlfriend Can't WinA scandal finds its sideshow.
Doublex
March 6 2013 11:04 AMRaise My ConsciousnessAn appreciation for the groovy all-women rap sessions of yore.
Books
Nov. 2 2012 11:14 PMNot as Nice as You ThinkOn Barbara Kingsolver and the problems of socially responsible novels.
Culturebox
Aug. 24 2012 3:30 AMHere Comes the Hillbilly, AgainWhat Honey Boo Boo really says about American culture.
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Dec. 19 2014 4:15 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? Staff writer Lily Hay Newman shares what stories intrigued her at the magazine this week.