Polly Shulman

Polly Shulman is the author of Enthusiasm, a novel for young adults.

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July 25 2007 4:23 PMSPOILER! The Real Wizardry in Deathly Hallows.
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July 23 2007 6:54 PMSPOILER! The Ending Was a Disappointing Cop-Out
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July 20 2007 1:10 PMRowling Doesn't Do Shades of Gray
Sept. 16 2004 1:30 PMFantasy for Grown-UpsThe excellent Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell.
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June 25 2003 8:51 AMHarry Potter and the Politics of Rowling
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June 23 2003 8:23 AMA Bleak Beginning
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Jan. 17 2000 7:50 PM
April 23 1997 3:30 AMRedundancyMuriel Spark on human pointlessness.
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July 24 2007 1:17 PMSPOILER! Why the Ending Makes Perfect Sense
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July 20 2007 7:02 PMWait, Maybe Rowling Does Do Gray!
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July 19 2007 2:09 PMRowling Is Bound To Disappoint Us
Sept. 30 2003 12:09 PMThe Material Girl Gets ImmaterialThe social nuances of The English Roses.
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June 24 2003 7:49 AMSnape Judgment
May 31 2001 3:00 AMNo Polyester Ermine HereFantasy writers wage a noble battle against the forces of schlock. 
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June 30 1999 12:18 AM



The Democrats’ War at Home

How can the president’s party defend itself from the president’s foreign policy blunders?

Congress’ Public Shaming of the Secret Service Was Political Grandstanding at Its Best

Michigan’s Tradition of Football “Toughness” Needs to Go—Starting With Coach Hoke

A Plentiful, Renewable Resource That America Keeps Overlooking

Animal manure.

Windows 8 Was So Bad That Microsoft Will Skip Straight to Windows 10


Cringing. Ducking. Mumbling.

How GOP candidates react whenever someone brings up reproductive rights or gay marriage.

Building a Better Workplace

You Deserve a Pre-cation

The smartest job perk you’ve never heard of.

Hasbro Is Cracking Down on Scrabble Players Who Turn Its Official Word List Into Popular Apps

The Ludicrous Claims You’ll Hear at This Company’s “Egg Freezing Parties”

  News & Politics
Sept. 30 2014 9:33 PM Political Theater With a Purpose Darrell Issa’s public shaming of the head of the Secret Service was congressional grandstanding at its best.
Oct. 1 2014 8:34 AM Going Private To undertake a massively ambitious energy project, you don’t need the government anymore.
The Eye
Oct. 1 2014 9:26 AM These Lego Masterpieces Capture the Fear and Humor of the “Dark” Side
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 30 2014 12:34 PM Parents, Get Your Teenage Daughters the IUD
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Sept. 30 2014 3:21 PM Meet Jordan Weissmann Five questions with Slate’s senior business and economics correspondent.
Brow Beat
Oct. 1 2014 8:46 AM The Vintage eBay Find I Wore to My Sentencing
Future Tense
Sept. 30 2014 7:00 PM There’s Going to Be a Live-Action Tetris Movie for Some Reason
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 1 2014 7:30 AM Say Hello to Our Quasi-Moon, 2014 OL339
Sports Nut
Sept. 30 2014 5:54 PM Goodbye, Tough Guy It’s time for Michigan to fire its toughness-obsessed coach, Brady Hoke.