Polly Shulman

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

The Book Club
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



Meet the New Bosses

How the Republicans would run the Senate.

The Government Is Giving Millions of Dollars in Electric-Car Subsidies to the Wrong Drivers

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

Cheez-Its. Ritz. Triscuits.

Why all cracker names sound alike.

Friends Was the Last Purely Pleasurable Sitcom

The Eye

This Whimsical Driverless Car Imagines Transportation in 2059

Medical Examiner

Did America Get Fat by Drinking Diet Soda?  

A high-profile study points the finger at artificial sweeteners.

The Afghan Town With a Legitimately Good Tourism Pitch

A Futurama Writer on How the Vietnam War Shaped the Series

  News & Politics
Sept. 21 2014 11:34 PM People’s Climate March in Photos Hundreds of thousands of marchers took to the streets of NYC in the largest climate rally in history.
Business Insider
Sept. 20 2014 6:30 AM The Man Making Bill Gates Richer
Sept. 20 2014 7:27 AM How Do Plants Grow Aboard the International Space Station?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 4:58 PM Steubenville Gets the Lifetime Treatment (And a Cheerleader Erupts Into Flames)
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Sept. 21 2014 1:15 PM The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 5  A spoiler-filled discussion of "Time Heist."
Sept. 21 2014 9:00 PM Attractive People Being Funny While Doing Amusing and Sometimes Romantic Things Don’t dismiss it. Friends was a truly great show.
Future Tense
Sept. 21 2014 11:38 PM “Welcome to the War of Tomorrow” How Futurama’s writers depicted asymmetrical warfare.
  Health & Science
The Good Word
Sept. 21 2014 11:44 PM Does This Name Make Me Sound High-Fat? Why it just seems so right to call a cracker “Cheez-It.”
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.