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

Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem

Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology. 

I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.

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

Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough

So they added a little self-immolation.

Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War

Medical Examiner

The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.

Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore, and Schools Are Getting Worried

The Good Wife Is Cynical, Thrilling, and Grown-Up. It’s Also TV’s Best Drama.

  News & Politics
Weigel
Sept. 19 2014 9:15 PM Chris Christie, Better Than Ever
  Business
Business Insider
Sept. 20 2014 6:30 AM The Man Making Bill Gates Richer
  Life
Quora
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
Slate Picks
Sept. 19 2014 12:00 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? The Slatest editor tells us to read well-informed skepticism, media criticism, and more.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Sept. 19 2014 4:48 PM You Should Be Listening to Sbtrkt
  Technology
Future Tense
Sept. 19 2014 6:31 PM The One Big Problem With the Enormous New iPhone
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 20 2014 7:00 AM The Shaggy Sun
  Sports
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.