Stephen Burt

Stephen Burt is a poet and critic and a professor of English at Harvard.

The Completist
Sept. 9 2014 11:31 PMI Read 93 Books About Pop AlbumsHere’s what I learned.
Movies
May 23 2014 8:08 AMWhy Is Wolverine Doing All the Stuff I Already Did?Kitty Pryde has some notes on the new X-Men movie.
Culturebox
March 22 2012 1:15 PMPart Thoreau, Part PrincessHow The Hunger Games combines the wilderness survival tale with the Cinderella story—and subverts them both.
Books
Feb. 1 2008 7:29 AMWinter BooksWhat Slate is reading this winter.
Poem
March 13 2007 7:20 AMDulles Access Road
Books
April 19 2006 6:44 AMThe Paradox of HowlThe anti-establishment poem's debt to the established past.
Books
Nov. 11 2003 11:49 AMPaper TrailThe true legacy of Marianne Moore, modernist monument.
The Completist
Sept. 9 2014 11:30 PMThe 30 Best 33 1/3 BooksFrom Aretha to Slint.
Education
May 8 2014 2:17 PMShould You Go to Grad School?A choose-your-own-not-so-adventurous adventure.
Books
May 2 2008 7:07 AMSpring Books in BriefWhat Slate's reading this spring.
Culturebox
June 27 2007 1:08 PMSarah's AntidoteIs the J.T. Leroy scandal what you think it is?
Book Blitz
Oct. 11 2006 11:03 AMSurprising PowersRichard Powers' scientific humanism.
Books
May 27 2004 4:00 PMThe Poet of Dirty WordsHistory takes a second look at Philip Larkin.

TODAY IN SLATE

Politics

Don’t Worry, Obama Isn’t Sending U.S. Troops to Fight ISIS

But the next president might. 

The Extraordinary Amicus Brief That Attempts to Explain the Wu-Tang Clan to the Supreme Court Justices

Amazon Is Officially a Gadget Company. Here Are Its Six New Devices.

The Human Need to Find Connections in Everything

It’s the source of creativity and delusions. It can harm us more than it helps us.

How Much Should You Loathe NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell?

Here are the facts.

Altered State

The Plight of the Pre-Legalization Marijuana Offender

What should happen to weed users and dealers busted before the stuff was legal?

Surprise! The Women Hired to Fix the NFL Think the NFL Is Just Great.

You Shouldn’t Spank Anyone but Your Consensual Sex Partner

Moneybox
Sept. 17 2014 5:10 PM The Most Awkward Scenario in Which a Man Can Hold a Door for a Woman
  News & Politics
Altered State
Sept. 17 2014 11:51 PM The Plight of the Pre-Legalization Marijuana Offender What should happen to weed users and dealers busted before the stuff was legal?
  Business
Business Insider
Sept. 17 2014 1:36 PM Nate Silver Versus Princeton Professor: Who Has the Right Models?
  Life
Outward
Sept. 17 2014 6:53 PM LGBTQ Luminaries Honored With MacArthur “Genius” Fellowships
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 17 2014 6:14 PM Today in Gender Gaps: Biking
  Slate Plus
Slate Fare
Sept. 17 2014 9:37 AM Is Slate Too Liberal?  A members-only open thread.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Sept. 17 2014 8:25 PM A New Song and Music Video From Angel Olsen, Indie’s Next Big Thing
  Technology
Future Tense
Sept. 17 2014 9:00 PM Amazon Is Now a Gadget Company
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 17 2014 11:48 PM Spanking Is Great for Sex Which is why it’s grotesque for parenting.
  Sports
Sports Nut
Sept. 17 2014 3:51 PM NFL Jerk Watch: Roger Goodell How much should you loathe the pro football commissioner?