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The Way We Live Now

Anthony Trollope knows us, and he loves us just the same.

Brow Beat
May 12 2016 10:04 PMGeek Love Author Katherine Dunn Dies at 70
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May 8 2016 8:02 PMIs “Grit” Really the Key to Success?A new book says you need passion and perseverance to achieve your goals in work and life. Is this a bold new idea or an old one dressed up to be the latest self-help sensation?
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May 5 2016 3:51 PMWhere Is the Voice Coming From?An extraordinary metaphysical thriller from Lydia Millet.
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May 4 2016 4:48 PMThe Ocean of SadnessMelissa Broder and the satisfaction of embracing the world of feeling.
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May 3 2016 4:15 PMSave the Allegory!An entire literary tradition is being forgotten because writers use the term allegory to mean, like, whatever they want.
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May 2 2016 12:22 PMThe DisembodiedFor Don DeLillo’s characters, all technologies are technologies of death.
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April 25 2016 9:45 AM“I Want to Read Everything”The characters in Helen Oyeyemi’s short stories are as infatuated with narrative as we are.
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April 12 2016 10:55 AMStories for the Square GirlsBeverly Cleary’s unjustly forgotten teen novels tell simple stories of first love.
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April 8 2016 4:21 PMAnnouncing the Winners of the 2016 Cartoonist Studio PrizeThe best web and print cartoonists of the year win $1,000 each.
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April 8 2016 1:03 PMWorst-Case ScenariosJordan Crane’s comics explore the bad, bad places our minds can go.
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April 8 2016 11:33 AM“Licked by Fire”Sallie Tisdale’s essays use elaborate metaphors to explore the morality of memoir. 
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April 7 2016 7:45 AMThe Shadow of WhitenessThe characters in Athena Farrokhzad’s poems emigrate from Iran to Sweden, and find a home nowhere. 
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April 6 2016 9:45 AMThe Evil PlaceWhy did a Hopi leader invite raiders to massacre his entire town in 1700?
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April 5 2016 7:30 AMWorkers of the Hardwood, Unite!The labor revolution that upended the balance of power in basketball and brought Kevin Garnett, Kobe Bryant, and LeBron James to the NBA.
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April 3 2016 9:03 PMA Brief History of DickUnpacking the gay subtext of Robin, the Boy Wonder.
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May 11 2016 12:47 PMWhit Stillman, Meet Jane AustenThe Metropolitan filmmaker’s great new movie reveals he has less in common with the author than fans might expect.
The Audio Book Club
May 6 2016 11:32 AMThe Audio Book Club Meets Lab GirlSlate critics discuss Hope Jahren’s memoir of plants and friendship. 
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May 5 2016 11:43 AMRules for Dating My DaughterA cartoonist wrestles with the tough questions of modern parenting in a collection of clever graphic essays.
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May 4 2016 10:00 AMSpeak, MotherhoodHow parenting can birth great writing.
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May 3 2016 1:48 PMOn Being RapedCould one man’s harrowing story encourage more male victims of sexual assault to come forward?
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May 2 2016 9:00 AMLabored ProseWhy are depictions of childbirth taboo in literary fiction?
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April 18 2016 12:10 PMAccountants of S.H.I.E.L.D.A clever new novel imagines the life of the administrative staff that helps a superhero organization run smoothly.
The Audio Book Club
April 11 2016 9:51 AMThe Audio Book Club Reads When Breath Becomes AirSlate critics debate neurosurgeon Paul Kalanithi’s cancer memoir.
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April 8 2016 3:51 PMI’ll Be There for YouThe difficult, dangerous task of writing about a friend.
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April 8 2016 12:14 PM“The Bible Is Inexhaustible”Chester Brown on his cartoon exploration of Jesus and prostitution.
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April 8 2016 9:51 AMHarper Lee, the National AntidoteWhat was she trying to tell us with Go Set a Watchman? A friend plumbs its author’s mysteries after her death.
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April 6 2016 4:31 PMAfter the BlastThe Association of Small Bombs is a deeply moving exploration of terrorism that destroys the tropes of the subcontinental novel. 
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April 5 2016 10:45 AM“Permission for the Imagination”A passionate defense of pretentiousness.
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April 4 2016 9:00 AMDummies for DummiesHappy 25th birthday to the perfect guides for when all you know is that you know nothing.
The Audio Book Club
March 24 2016 11:25 AMThe Audio Book Club Practices Better Living Through CriticismSlate writers and editors debate A.O. Scott’s defense of the critical dark arts. 

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