Sam Tanenhaus

Sam Tanenhaus is the editor of the New York Times Book Review and the author of The Death of Conservatism.

Aug. 11 2011 2:37 PMMe and the S&PThe guy who downgraded America's credit rating is an old friend of mine. Here's what he's like.
The Book Club
Oct. 1 2009 4:25 PMThe Right Has Always Insisted It's Driven by Ideas
July 24 2003 2:13 PMA Vast Right-Wing Cry of TreasonIn her new book, Ann Coulter gets McCarthy right—and makes conservatives mad.
Feb. 4 2003 5:26 PMFear and LoathingHow Leslie Fiedler turned American criticism on its head.
June 20 2002 7:00 PMRight-Wing BlacklistConservatives tell Cornel West to go to the back of the bus.
The Book Club
Oct. 2 2009 1:02 PMWhy Doesn't the Right Examine Its Own Intellectual Tradition?
Dec. 4 2003 2:02 PMRabbit, RaceJohn Updike's colossal ambition.
April 16 2003 6:40 PMHello to All ThatThe irony behind the demise of the Partisan Review.
Oct. 3 2002 5:58 PMPat the BullyBuchanan's new magazine has a funny way of giving peace a chance.
The Breakfast Table
June 23 1999 1:06 AMDissecting the Day's News



Talking White

Black people’s disdain for “proper English” and academic achievement is a myth.

Alabama’s Insane New Abortion Law Gives Fetuses Lawyers and Puts Teenage Girls on Trial

Tattoo Parlors Have Become a Great Investment

A Jaw-Dropping Political Ad Aimed at Young Women, Apparently

The XX Factor
Oct. 1 2014 4:05 PM Today in GOP Outreach to Women: You Broads Like Wedding Dresses, Right?

Big Problems With the Secret Service Were Reported Last Year. Nobody Cared.


Operation Backbone

How White Boy Rick, a legendary Detroit cocaine dealer, helped the FBI uncover brazen police corruption.

Hong Kong’s Protesters Are Ridiculously Polite. That’s What Scares Beijing So Much.

This Gargantuan Wind Farm in Wyoming Would Be the Hoover Dam of the 21st Century

Oct. 1 2014 8:34 AM This Gargantuan Wind Farm in Wyoming Would Be the Hoover Dam of the 21st Century To undertake a massively ambitious energy project, you don’t need the government anymore.
  News & Politics
Oct. 2 2014 11:01 AM It Wasn’t a Secret A 2013 inspector general report detailed all of the Secret Service’s problems. Nobody cared.
Oct. 2 2014 12:58 PM Why Can’t States Do More to Protect Patients From Surprise Medical Bills? It’s complicated.
Lexicon Valley
Oct. 2 2014 1:05 PM What's Wrong With "America's Ugliest Accent"
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 2 2014 12:37 PM St. Louis Study Confirms That IUDs Are the Key to Lowering Teen Pregnancy Rates
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Oct. 1 2014 3:24 PM Revelry (and Business) at Mohonk Photos and highlights from Slate’s annual retreat.
Brow Beat
Oct. 2 2014 1:29 PM Want to Know What Makes David Fincher Great? Focus on What He Doesn’t Do.
Future Tense
Oct. 2 2014 1:22 PM If Someone Secretly Controlled What You Say, Would You Notice? What cyranoid experiments reveal about how people act.  
  Health & Science
Oct. 2 2014 12:53 PM The Panic Virus How public health officials are keeping Americans calm about the Ebola threat.
Sports Nut
Oct. 1 2014 5:19 PM Bunt-a-Palooza! How bad was the Kansas City Royals’ bunt-all-the-time strategy in the American League wild-card game?