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Slate Book Review
Culturebox
Dec. 4 2015 2:00 PMKurt and BernardA double biography of Kurt and Bernard Vonnegut as they planted the seeds of the postwar era.
Books
Dec. 4 2015 7:34 AMThe Best Audiobooks of 2015The perfect combinations of voice and story to accompany a short walk or a long commute.
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Dec. 3 2015 5:43 AMKaty Waldman’s 10 Favorite Books of 2015A year in which marginalized voices spoke powerfully to the mainstream, and perished voices rose from the dead.
Culturebox
Dec. 2 2015 4:19 PMA Very Heavily Negative SceneThe squandered genius and countercultural misogyny of Terry Southern.
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Dec. 1 2015 11:39 AMThe 23 Best Lines of 2015Great metaphors, terrible sex, and talking dogs in some of the most memorable sentences of the year. 
Culturebox
Nov. 24 2015 9:30 AMNo HeroesThe mournful Philip K. Dick masterpiece behind Amazon’s splashy new series The Man in the High Castle.
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Nov. 16 2015 11:40 AMInto the WoodsA memoir of two years as a hermit plumbs the modern fantasy of escape.
The Audio Book Club
Nov. 6 2015 10:24 AMThe Audio Book Club Weeps Over A Little LifeSlate critics debate Hanya Yanagihara’s misery-soaked epic.
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Nov. 5 2015 4:22 PMBeautiful and Surprising Maps of the Worlds Within BooksAndrew DeGraff’s remarkable “literary atlas” Plotted.
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Nov. 4 2015 11:29 AMOh, the HumanityA mind-bending, award-winning science fiction trilogy that expertly investigates the way we live now.
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Nov. 3 2015 2:51 PMKing Michael of Times SquareThe glorious, entertaining, phony, doomed reign of Broadway reporter Michael Riedel.
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Nov. 3 2015 9:30 AMMaternal InstinctsMary Gaitskill’s novel uses the story of a young girl and a horse to ask: Does motherhood make you a “normal” woman?
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Nov. 2 2015 9:06 AMFounding Father FailsSarah Vowell on embracing the inconsistencies and personal shortcomings of great men.
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Oct. 23 2015 9:34 AMA Whole Different Order of NothingPaul Murray’s new novel is the funniest book ever written about the international banking system.
Culturebox
Oct. 22 2015 5:58 AMBartleby, the ScrivenerA[n interactive, annotated] story of Wall Street.
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Dec. 4 2015 1:46 PMLetting Art SpeakJohn Berger’s Portraits offers an idiosyncratic and loving survey of art history.
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Dec. 3 2015 10:54 AMIn the Great Green RoomMargaret Wise Brown, Gertrude Stein, and Goodnight Moon.
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Dec. 3 2015 5:42 AMLaura Miller’s 10 Favorite Books of 2015The year publishing discovered that discovery is still a task at which humans excel.
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Dec. 2 2015 9:53 AMThe 10 Best Comics of 2015Slate Book Review critics on the cartoon stories that moved and surprised them the most.
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Nov. 30 2015 10:19 AMThe Overlooked Books of 2015Slate Book Review critics recommend 27 books you’d probably love if only you knew about them.
Culturebox
Nov. 23 2015 9:31 AMRemembering Frances YatesThe incredible midcentury historian whose book on memory influenced writers from Calvino to Thomas Harris.
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Nov. 6 2015 5:16 PMWhen He Was CruelElvis Costello’s memoir is most potent when it wrestles with the sins of the past—and his relationship with his bandleader father.
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Nov. 6 2015 10:15 AMAlice in UnderlandGregory Maguire’s latest fairy tale sends her into the afterlife.
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Nov. 5 2015 9:15 AMA Conversation With Philip PullmanThe Golden Compass author on loneliness, Romanticism, the meaning of the “young adult” label, and why we all want daemons. 
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Nov. 4 2015 9:30 AMTruth or Beauty—Pick OneThe harder Carl Phillips’ poems look for beauty, the further they go from home.
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Nov. 3 2015 11:57 AMA Suburb of HellStacy Schiff’s history of the Salem witch trials.
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Nov. 3 2015 7:00 AMYou May Say I’m a DreamerJohn Lennon visits his tiny, private Irish island in Kevin Barry’s riotous Beatlebone.
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Nov. 2 2015 5:52 AMThe Unmaking of AmericaA new history asks: Has all the progress of the past 100 years come undone?
Culturebox
Oct. 22 2015 7:04 AMBartleby, the AudiobookIf you prefer not to read it, you can listen to Melville’s story in audio format.
Doublex
Oct. 20 2015 1:17 PMHow Jane Austen Helped Inspire Elena Ferrante’s Disappearing ActWhen the author is simply “a lady.”

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