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.

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Smash and Grab

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Can it be again?

Technocracy

Forget Oculus Rift

This $25 cardboard box turns your phone into an incredibly fun virtual reality experience.

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Politics
Oct. 20 2014 8:14 PM You Should Be Optimistic About Ebola Don’t panic. Here are all the signs that the U.S. is containing the disease.
  Business
Moneybox
Oct. 20 2014 7:23 PM Chipotle’s Magical Burrito Empire Keeps Growing, Might Be Slowing
  Life
Outward
Oct. 20 2014 3:16 PM The Catholic Church Is Changing, and Celibate Gays Are Leading the Way
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 20 2014 6:17 PM I Am 25. I Don't Work at Facebook. My Doctors Want Me to Freeze My Eggs.
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Oct. 20 2014 7:15 AM The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 9 A spoiler-filled discussion of "Flatline."
  Arts
Brow Beat
Oct. 20 2014 9:13 PM The Smart, Talented, and Utterly Hilarious Leslie Jones Is SNL’s Newest Cast Member
  Technology
Technocracy
Oct. 20 2014 11:36 PM Forget Oculus Rift This $25 cardboard box turns your phone into an incredibly fun virtual-reality experience.
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Oct. 20 2014 11:46 AM Is Anybody Watching My Do-Gooding? The difference between being a hero and being an altruist.
  Sports
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.