For the next DoubleX Book Club, which will post in the beginning of May, Hanna and Margaret Talbot and I are diving into Chang-Rae Lee's The Surrendered . I'm halfway through, and it's haunting and gripping and thoroughly absorbing. Get it now and read along with us. And send us your suggestions for the next book club-a good beach or by-the-pool read for summer.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Right to Run
If you can vote, you should be able to run for public office—any office.
Move Aside, Oxford Comma, the New Battle Is Over Single or Double Quotes
Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real
Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band
Can it be again?
Ben Bradlee’s Fascinating Relationship With JFK
The Simpsons World App Is Finally Here
I feel like a kid in some kind of store.
Driving in Circles
The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.