Ruth Franklin

Ruth Franklin, a senior editor at the New Republic, is the author of A Thousand Darknesses: Lies and Truth in Holocaust Fiction.

May 16 2011 6:45 AMDesperately Seeking StabilityPaula Fox keeps finding ways to explore the conflict between chaos and control.
July 3 2007 7:24 AMSummer BooksWhat Slate is reading this summer.
The Book Club
May 23 2007 12:16 PMThe Nearly Palpable Lure of Large Events
April 9 2007 11:44 AMPrimo Levi's AlchemyDon't read the Holocaust into everything he wrote.
The Book Club
March 31 2005 11:25 AMJonathan Safran Foer's Unusual Talent
The Book Club
March 29 2005 5:17 PMDoes a Wildly Imaginative Novel Have To Be Believable?
April 3 2003 6:33 PMThe 98-Pound Gorilla in the RoomHow the spindly McSweeney's short story became a menace.
Nov. 19 2007 2:35 PMPortrait of the Artist as an ImmigrantHa Jin's quintessentially Chinese-American novel.
The Book Club
May 24 2007 1:50 PMIs DeLillo Equating Survivors of 9/11 With Terrorists?
May 8 2007 12:30 PMGod's Frozen PeopleMichael Chabon carves out a Jewish state in Alaska.
Sept. 29 2006 8:45 AMThe Triumph of the RealDaniel Mendelsohn's peculiar argument about the Holocaust and fiction.
The Book Club
March 30 2005 11:10 AMJonathan Safran Foer vs. Günter Grass
March 14 2005 12:28 PMSpeak, MemoryWhat kind of reader was W. G. Sebald?


Justice Ginsburg’s Crucial Dissent in the Texas Voter ID Case

The Jarring Experience of Watching White Americans Speak Frankly About Race

How Facebook’s New Feature Could Come in Handy During a Disaster

The Most Ingenious Teaching Device Ever Invented

Sprawl, Decadence, and Environmental Ruin in Nevada

View From Chicago

You Should Be Able to Sell Your Kidney

Or at least trade it for something.

Space: The Next Generation

An All-Female Mission to Mars

As a NASA guinea pig, I verified that women would be cheaper to launch than men.

Terrorism, Immigration, and Ebola Are Combining Into a Supercluster of Anxiety

The Legal Loophole That Allows Microsoft to Seize Assets and Shut Down Companies

  News & Politics
Oct. 19 2014 1:05 PM Dawn Patrol Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s critically important 5 a.m. wake-up call on voting rights.
Business Insider
Oct. 19 2014 11:40 AM Pot-Infused Halloween Candy Is a Worry in Colorado
Oct. 17 2014 5:26 PM Judge Begrudgingly Strikes Down Wyoming’s Gay Marriage Ban
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 17 2014 4:23 PM A Former FBI Agent On Why It’s So Hard to Prosecute Gamergate Trolls
  Slate Plus
Slate Picks
Oct. 17 2014 1:33 PM What Happened at Slate This Week?  Senior editor David Haglund shares what intrigued him at the magazine. 
Oct. 19 2014 4:33 PM Building Family Relationships in and out of Juvenile Detention Centers
Future Tense
Oct. 17 2014 6:05 PM There Is No Better Use For Drones Than Star Wars Reenactments
  Health & Science
Space: The Next Generation
Oct. 19 2014 11:45 PM An All-Female Mission to Mars As a NASA guinea pig, I verified that women would be cheaper to launch than men.
Sports Nut
Oct. 16 2014 2:03 PM Oh What a Relief It Is How the rise of the bullpen has changed baseball.