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Killers of the Flower Moon

How does David Grann manage to repackage the historical record so that it arrives with the force of a revelation?

Brow Beat
May 26 2017 7:00 AMWatch Philip Pullman Introduce the First Excerpt From The Book of Dust
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May 23 2017 12:42 PMWhat They Did to My BabyA new memoir by Trayvon Martin’s parents lays bare the emotional costs of watching your child’s murder catalyze a social movement.
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May 22 2017 10:44 AMShe’s Not Like Those Other Feminists   Laura Kipnis’ lively, thrilling, maddening crusade against PC overreach in campus sexual politics.
Dispatches
May 15 2017 9:30 AMI Saw a Man Get Arrested in Fort Hancock on WednesdayA story from the borderlands.
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May 15 2017 7:00 AMVoice in the WildernessIt’s hard to be the voice of a generation when your generation doesn’t need you anymore.
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May 4 2017 7:19 AMRead the First Six Pages of the New Issue of the Award-Winning Comic Pope HatsGeorge Saunders loves Pope Hats. You will too.
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April 24 2017 12:52 PMShe Was Right All AlongPaula Hawkins tries to create a formula in her follow-up to The Girl on the Train.
Culturebox
April 19 2017 5:55 AMTo the Manners BornHow Emily Post’s descendants are shepherding her legacy into a cultural landscape hostile to the very idea of etiquette.
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April 13 2017 9:30 AMThe Dismemberment of EuropeA new book aims to sound the alarm over the fate of the EU and the “dark age” to come.
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April 11 2017 7:31 AMFantastical MapsRichard Florida is back with another theory about how to fix American cities. It’s a pipe dream—and even he knows it.
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April 10 2017 9:00 AMToo Fervent, Too Forceful, Too MuchAriel Levy’s memoir about her miscarriage is shot through with a dark undercurrent of self-blame that just might terrify female readers.
The Audio Book Club
March 24 2017 7:02 AMThe Audio Book Club Reads The Art of WarAs self-help.
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March 20 2017 9:30 AMIn Search of Lost TimeThe hipsters at the center of Hari Kunzru’s White Tears invent an ancient black bluesman—but is he real after all?
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March 17 2017 11:33 AMThe Cartoonist Studio Prize ShortlistsThe best print and web comics of the year, selected by the Slate Book Review and the Center for Cartoon Studies.
The Audio Book Club
March 13 2017 1:09 PMIt’s Swing Time for the Audio Book ClubSlate critics discuss Zadie Smith’s latest novel.
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May 25 2017 7:30 AMDark FuturesWhat happens when literary novelists experiment with science fiction.
The Audio Book Club
May 22 2017 11:36 AMThe Handmaid’s TaleSlate critics debate Margaret Atwood’s harrowing novel and the television series it inspired.
Brow Beat
May 17 2017 7:33 AMCaptain America’s Now a Fascist? Here’s Why the Story’s a Lot More Complex Than It Seems.
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May 15 2017 9:00 AMShalts and Shalt-NotsWhy do the Ten Commandments occupy such a lofty place in the American sensibility?
Jurisprudence
May 5 2017 10:49 AMDiscrimination Is Not De FactoA new book takes issue with the prevailing view that we can’t understand what causes segregation.
The Audio Book Club
May 1 2017 11:28 AMThe Audio Book Club Joins Lincoln in the BardoSlate critics debate George Saunders’ curious novelistic debut.
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April 20 2017 9:30 AMSpectacle and ImpostorThese essays about female ambition spotlight society’s tortured relationship to women who want to achieve—and our own tortured relationship to ourselves.
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April 14 2017 5:20 PMThe Anti-PolemicistDurga Chew-Bose’s dense, meticulous writing on identity politics feels like a corrective for our current political moment.
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April 12 2017 9:00 AMYabba Dabba DepressingA bleak, brilliant comic book reboot of The Flintstones.
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April 10 2017 12:05 PMAnnouncing the Winners of the Fifth Cartoonist Studio PrizeThe best web and print cartoonists of the year win $1,000 each.
Sports Nut
March 31 2017 5:54 AMCongratulations on Winning the World Series, CubsBuilding a dynasty is a whole lot harder.
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March 21 2017 6:21 PM“He Couldn’t Conceive of a Life Without Being the Editor of the NYRBIan Buruma on the genius of Bob Silvers, the Review’s cultural influence, and the art of wrangling writerly egos.
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March 20 2017 9:06 AMOur Disheveled WorldElif Batuman sets out to write a novel as chaotic, random, and intoxicating as real life.
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March 14 2017 7:15 AMThe ShowgirlThe life and work of the magnificent, uncontainable Angela Carter.
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March 9 2017 7:41 AMThe Horror of SadnessJohn Darnielle’s new novel is like an extended X-Files episode that turns into a moving meditation on loss.

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