October 2012
Books

The A-hole in the Mirror

On being that guy.

Books
Oct. 5 2012 11:32 PMYou Are Not a SwitchRecreativity and the modern dismissal of genius.
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Oct. 5 2012 11:28 PMDog GoneHow can we make our pets’ deaths more humane?
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Oct. 5 2012 11:24 PMStop Asking if Women Are FunnyA new book traces the history of women in comedy but almost gets derailed by that stupid question.
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Oct. 5 2012 11:18 PMGiving 11-Year-Olds Nightmares Since 1992Now R.L. Stine is writing horror for adults.
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Oct. 5 2012 11:13 PMTruth DecayA network scientist examines the lifespan of a fact.
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Oct. 5 2012 11:07 PMThe Rise and Fall of PolaroidPolaroid was once the Apple Computer of the mid-20th century.
Slate Fare
Oct. 5 2012 10:59 PMAnnouncing the Cartoonist Studio PrizeA brand-new comics award from the Slate Book Review and the Center for Cartoon Studies.
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Sept. 27 2012 6:59 PMPsst … I Hear J.K. Rowling Hates Your GutsIf you like to gossip, that is.
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Oct. 5 2012 11:30 PMCormac McCarthy Cuts to the BoneBlood Meridian used to be a much different novel. McCarthy’s early drafts reveal how an American masterpiece was born.
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Oct. 5 2012 11:25 PMThe Magazine Article That Changed Everything for Gay PeopleThe line from Merle Miller to It Gets Better.
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Oct. 5 2012 11:21 PMThe Silver FoxNate Silver has made a career out of predicting things better than other people. How?
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Oct. 5 2012 11:16 PMScannersThe heroes of this entertaining first novel, set in Google’s backyard, go to battle about whether books are precious objects or simply collections of data.
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Oct. 5 2012 11:11 PMThe Wheat and the ChaffLucille Clifton is the rare poet good enough to survive the Collected Poems treatment.
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Oct. 5 2012 11:01 PMThar She BlowsA sweeping nautical epic trapped in a 45-page domestic drama.
The Audio Book Club
Oct. 4 2012 11:04 PMThe Audio Book Club on How Should a Person Be?Our critics debate Sheila Heti’s messy novel about female friendship and a life in art.