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Slate Book Review
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Nov. 3 2014 10:08 AMHow the Right Was WonFinally, a book that tells the real story of the marriage equality movement.
Culturebox
Oct. 24 2014 12:51 PMLight Emotional SharingAmy Poehler joins the famous women’s comedy/memoir/advice-book club.
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Oct. 10 2014 10:18 AMBecause It Is Bitter, and Because It Is Not TartA cookbook devoted to an unexpected flavor.
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Oct. 9 2014 11:44 AMBlackness VisibleClaudia Rankine’s poems explore how to write about yourself when your language pretends you don’t exist.
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Oct. 9 2014 7:43 AMVaccine as MetaphorOn Immunity is a brilliant book-length essay about very old fears.
Culturebox
Oct. 8 2014 11:57 AMPatterns and PanelsHow comics portray psychological illness.
Culturebox
Oct. 8 2014 9:33 AMAll Your Life, Charlie Brown. All Your Life.The complete history of Lucy’s pulling the football away.
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Oct. 7 2014 10:30 AMBibliodromeDavid Cronenberg’s 21st-century noir novel Consumed.
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Oct. 6 2014 2:50 PMA Likeness of WingsMarilynne Robinson flies higher and goes deeper into issues of faith and redemption in Lila.
Doublex
Sept. 29 2014 11:43 PMLena Dunham, the BookMore shtick than honesty in Not That Kind of Girl.
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Sept. 23 2014 7:14 AMFighting the Sophomore Slump, Five Novels at a TimeAnnouncing the Slate/Whiting Second Novel List.
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Sept. 12 2014 2:45 PMThe Character Loses Battles, but the Writer’s Won the War Caitlin Moran is all grown up. Can her autobiographical novel about an unformed girl overcome that?
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Sept. 11 2014 4:18 PMAll That GlittersDaphne Merkin writes seductively about the brilliant surface of our surface-infatuated age.
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Sept. 11 2014 1:50 PMLost Souls Wandering to Their DoomThe gorgeous ghost stories of Emily Carroll.
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Sept. 10 2014 2:10 PMLongings and DesiresAnother masterpiece of love, lust, and suspense from Sarah Waters.
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Oct. 31 2014 3:30 AMThe Monkey’s PawA special Slate edition of the classic 1902 story of the macabre.
The Audio Book Club
Oct. 10 2014 1:03 PMThe Audio Book Club Goes WildSlate’s critics discuss Cheryl Strayed’s memoir of a summer on the Pacific Crest Trail.
Books
Oct. 10 2014 7:25 AMThe Plath CureMeg Wolitzer’s new young adult novel examines The Bell Jar through fresh eyes.
Culturebox
Oct. 9 2014 10:10 AMYes More DramaThe deep and unique pleasure of reading plays.
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Oct. 8 2014 1:49 PMMonkey BusinessPolitical journalism got personal long before Gary Hart had an affair.
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Oct. 8 2014 10:47 AMA Man, a Dog, and a MonsterAlec Longstreth’s delightful all-ages fable Basewood.
Brow Beat
Oct. 7 2014 12:40 PMDoctor, Do I Have Second Novel Syndrome?
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Oct. 7 2014 9:56 AMSafe as HousesTana French’s extraordinary Dublin mysteries portray a city where everyone’s looking for a home.
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Oct. 5 2014 11:15 PMMartin Amis’ Zones of InterestCritics want him to stop writing about the horrors of history. But his new novel suggests vicious satire might be an honest way to treat the deaths of millions.
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Sept. 28 2014 8:45 PM“No Child Has Ever Been Harmed by Music”John Darnielle’s novel digs into an artist’s unspoken fears and doubts about his fans.
The Audio Book Club
Sept. 12 2014 4:03 PMThe Audio Book Club Is a Bad FeministSlate’s critics discuss Roxane Gay’s collection of personal and political essays.
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Sept. 12 2014 7:43 AMRelax, ParentsYour teenager probably doesn’t even know what a sex bracelet is.
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Sept. 11 2014 3:40 PMIn Search of TransparencyThe Irish author Eimear McBride’s breathtaking debut novel A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing.
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Sept. 11 2014 12:44 PMYou Had to Be ThereWhat we can learn from things that used to be funny.
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Sept. 10 2014 12:56 PMSecret ChordsThe brilliance—and the blind spots—of one of the world’s great rock critics.

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