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Slate Book Review
Nightlight
Aug. 9 2016 11:11 AMWe’re Giving the Wrong Dr. Seuss Book as a Graduation Gift
Nightlight
Aug. 8 2016 11:35 AMThe (Not Very Fast) Adventures of Snail and Worm
Nightlight
Aug. 4 2016 12:08 PMMy Kids Read Only Subliterary Branded Commodities. Yours Probably Do, Too!
Nightlight
Aug. 3 2016 12:59 PMWhat Was It Like Writing an LGBTQ Picture Book in 1989? What’s It Like Now?
Nightlight
Aug. 1 2016 9:02 AMIntroducing Slate’s Children’s Book Blog, Nightlight!
Brow Beat
July 28 2016 11:00 AMA Cartoonist Remembers His Hero, Cul de Sac’s Richard Thompson
Books
July 22 2016 12:26 PMThe Most Dreadful Murder of the CenturyA true-crime book about a 19th-century murder that takes an unexpected turn.
The Audio Book Club
July 18 2016 12:04 PMThe Audio Book Club Hangs With All the Single LadiesSlate critics discuss Rebecca Traister’s magisterial book on how unmarried women are changing America.
Science
July 11 2016 10:10 AMThe New Jonah Lehrer: More Honest, More Boring, Still Spreading BunkA Book About Love proves the best practices of science journalism don’t offer much insurance against distortions and half-truths.
Books
July 8 2016 11:00 AMBen Lerner Doesn’t Hate PoetryHis new treatise The Hatred of Poetry is actually a very effective defense of the form.
Books
July 6 2016 10:45 AM“Ten Years Ago, I Helped a Handful of Men Take My Little Brother’s Life”The South African novelist Masande Ntshanga’s woozy, touching The Reactive.
Books
July 5 2016 9:42 AMThe Messy WomanHeather Havrilesky’s advice column urges readers to revel in their own hot mess-ness.
Cover Story
June 28 2016 9:01 PMAngels in America: The Complete Oral HistoryHow Tony Kushner’s play became the defining work of American art of the past 25 years.
Books
June 15 2016 2:06 PMWhite TrashA new window into the time-honored tradition of American politicians stoking racial and class tensions for personal gain.
Doublex
June 10 2016 11:22 AMLove, and Do What You WillAmy Rose Spiegel writes a sex advice book for a progressive generation.
Nightlight
Aug. 8 2016 2:16 PMHow American Girl’s Puberty Books Shaped a Whole Generation of Tweens
Nightlight
Aug. 5 2016 11:26 AMAnne Carroll Moore, the Librarian Who Changed Children’s Literature Forever
The Audio Book Club
Aug. 4 2016 11:37 AMThe Audio Book Club Meets the Cursed ChildSlate critics discuss the newest Harry Potter book.
Nightlight
Aug. 2 2016 5:30 AMWe Don’t Only Need More Diverse Books. We Need More Diverse Books Like The Snowy Day.
Nightlight
July 31 2016 4:04 PMHarry Potter and the Cursed Child Can’t Deliver the Magic from Stage to Page
Books
July 28 2016 10:31 AMComradesJeffrey Toobin tells the story of Patty Hearst and the Symbionese Liberation Army.
Books
July 20 2016 10:29 AM“The Concubine Culture Is Alive and Well”Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan’s new novel exposes the glittering compromises of the “sarong party girl.”
Books
July 13 2016 12:51 PMBound to LaborA controversial new novel imagines what America would look like if the Civil War had never happened.
Books
July 8 2016 1:21 PMYou’ve Never Heard of Charlie Chan Hock Chye?Sonny Liew’s book explores the history of Singapore—and of comics—through one fictional cartoonist’s life.
Books
July 7 2016 11:12 AMThe Screen and the PageFor premium-cable showrunners, novel-writing is the ultimate auteur experience.
Books
July 6 2016 9:15 AM“One Thing Is Inescapable: I Write”Dorthe Nors’ twinned novellas are a stunning meditation on female art-making.
Books
July 5 2016 7:14 AMA Perfect 16.223Dvora Meyers explains why gymnastics’ perfect 10 went away—and why it’s not coming back.
Culturebox
June 20 2016 12:59 PMWhere Is the Uncle Tom’s Cabin of Gun Control?And what would it look like?
Books
June 10 2016 1:11 PMThe Clerk, the Construction Worker, the Mom, and the GoldfishThe unlikely superheroes of the charming all-ages comic Power Up.
The Audio Book Club
June 10 2016 11:12 AMThe Audio Book Is EligibleSlate critics discuss Curtis Sittenfeld’s contemporary update of Pride and Prejudice.

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