Wandering Pathways, Scrabbling ClawsStephen Burt on a geekily magnificent Florida poem by Allan Peterson.
Why Not Get Rid of Student Evaluations?The answer requires us to think about power.
I Read 93 Books About Pop AlbumsHere’s what I learned.
Why Is Wolverine Doing All the Stuff I Already Did?Kitty Pryde has some notes on the new X-Men movie.
Part Thoreau, Part PrincessHow The Hunger Games combines the wilderness survival tale with the Cinderella story—and subverts them both.
Winter BooksWhat Slate is reading this winter.
The Paradox of HowlThe anti-establishment poem's debt to the established past.
Paper TrailThe true legacy of Marianne Moore, modernist monument.
Squirrel Girl Is Not the Hero We Deserved. She’s the One We Needed.
The Superheroes of Your DreamsTwenty years of Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson’s Astro City.
The 30 Best 33 1/3 BooksFrom Aretha to Slint.
Should You Go to Grad School?A choose-your-own-not-so-adventurous adventure.
Spring Books in BriefWhat Slate's reading this spring.
Sarah's AntidoteIs the J.T. Leroy scandal what you think it is?
Surprising PowersRichard Powers' scientific humanism.
The Poet of Dirty WordsHistory takes a second look at Philip Larkin.