March 2012
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17,000,000 Weeping Pregnant Women Can’t Be Wrong

The mean-girl advice of What To Expect When You’re Expecting.

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March 3 2012 12:24 AMMashupThe Grey Album riffs on Langston Hughes and Jay-Z, Tiger Woods and Elizabeth Bishop.
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March 3 2012 12:20 AMThen Again, Maybe I WillTwo kids, two zygotes, and a dilemma.
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March 3 2012 12:18 AM“I’m Mitt Romney and Probo hoc NuntiusAdvice from ancient Rome for the 2012 presidential candidates.
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March 3 2012 12:08 AMThe King of the Delirious ProfessionsThe critic John Leonard brought a scimitar to a knife fight.
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March 3 2012 12:06 AMThe Lives of OthersA disgraced professor becomes obsessed with the therapy patient next door in Ellen Ullman’s By Blood.
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March 3 2012 12:04 AMNo Fighting in the Money RoomObama’s economic team failed—and still produced the best possible result.
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March 3 2012 12:02 AMPortrait of the Monster as a Young ManThis month’s cartoonist Derf Backderf and his fascinating new graphic novel, My Friend Dahmer.
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March 3 2012 12:21 AMPart Fact Part Fiction Is What Life IsJeanette Winterson faces the childhood that made her the writer she is, for good and for ill.
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March 3 2012 12:19 AMIn the ZoneGeoff Dyer’s Zona is sort of about Tarkovsky’s Stalker, but mostly it’s about getting lost in a film.
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March 3 2012 12:09 AMTrail of TearsAfter her mother died, Cheryl Strayed left for the Pacific Crest Trail, a world “two feet wide and 2,663 miles long.”
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March 3 2012 12:07 AMJoe Spork Gets ClockedNick Harkaway’s big, funny Angelmaker sends its unassuming clockmaker hero on the adventure of a lifetime.
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March 3 2012 12:05 AMCoyote Stole My BabyHari Kunzru’s sprawling, messy dreamscape of a novel explores the myths and mysteries of the Mojave.
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March 3 2012 12:03 AMElephant and Piggie Peer Into the VoidA tribute to the most existentially terrifying kids’ book ever written.
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March 2 2012 6:35 AMIntroducing the Slate Book ReviewSlate goes big on books with a new monthly special issue.