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Savage Love

Shirley Jackson’s books about family life are the urtext of every parenting story you’ve ever heard.  

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May 20 2015 11:00 AMSlate Voice: “ ‘And People?’ ”Listen to Gabe Roth read aloud about the picture book that taught his 3-year-old about death.
The Audio Book Club
May 8 2015 10:58 AMThe Audio Book Club Flies With H Is for HawkSlate critics debate Helen MacDonald’s shape-shifting grief memoir.
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May 7 2015 2:45 PMComing HomeAn understated and lovely comic about a Londoner’s return to Japan.
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May 6 2015 3:12 PMSelf-PublishingKim Kardashian just wants to be seen. This 445-page book of selfies might be her masterpiece.
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May 5 2015 10:29 AMJoshua Levin Is a Gangly NebbishI wish I didn’t identify quite so much with the protagonist of Aleksandar Hemon’s new novel.
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May 4 2015 8:54 AMLosing Control of the LanguageKathy Acker’s chronicle of a crush foretold.
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April 10 2015 1:04 PMInto the Empty RegionsClive James’ valedictory book of poetry criticism wrestles with how art is long, but life is short.
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April 9 2015 12:47 PMHenshinThe artist behind the great I Kill Giants releases his own book of stories. 
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April 9 2015 10:30 AMUnhappy FamiliesHausfrau makes the plight of the wife and mother in contemporary fiction seem sadder than ever.
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April 8 2015 2:44 PMThe CorrectionsA delightful memoir by a New Yorker copy editor.
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April 7 2015 10:58 AMJustice DeniedWhy do we still tolerate the Supreme Court?
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April 6 2015 11:45 AMAfter OutrageA slightly guileless tour through the world of the briefly controversial by Jon Ronson.
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April 6 2015 9:29 AMPardon MeIn a secular age, who offers absolution?
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March 6 2015 6:08 PMThe Cartoonist Studio Prize: The ShortlistsThe best print and web comics of the year, selected by the Slate Book Review and the Center for Cartoon Studies.
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March 6 2015 12:29 PMBrilliance and FuryHelen Macdonald’s astonishing memoir H Is for Hawk.
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May 8 2015 11:35 AMAfter Life After LifeKate Atkinson writes a brilliant follow-up to her brilliant novel, focusing on Teddy, the RAF pilot and brother of the previous book’s heroine.
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May 8 2015 10:15 AMAn Everyday TranscendenceThe illuminations in Tracy K. Smith’s memoir Ordinary Light are deceptively simple.
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May 7 2015 11:30 AMThe Discreet Charm of the PaperieA quirky history of pens, notebooks, tape, paper clips, and highlighters.
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May 5 2015 11:16 AMWerner Herzog Takes a WalkIn the dead of winter, 1974, the director hiked from Munich to a friend’s deathbed in Paris.
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May 4 2015 10:08 AM“And People?”Picture books that explain death to children.
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April 10 2015 2:15 PMThe Winners of the Cartoonist Studio PrizeThe book and Web comic that win our annual comics award both dwell on time, memory, and the far future.
The Audio Book Club
April 10 2015 11:18 AMThe Audio Book Club Learns How to Be BothSlate critics debate Ali Smith’s double helix of a novel.
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April 9 2015 11:36 AMThe Civil War After the Civil WarHow the military occupation of the former Confederacy helped strong-arm the South into line.
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April 9 2015 3:09 AMMarry by 30Kate Bolick’s Spinster is billed as a progress report for women—but it’s exactly the opposite. 
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April 7 2015 12:19 PM“They Didn’t Know Anything”It’s in its dissonances, its contradictions, that Philip Glass’ memoir finds its form.
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April 7 2015 9:30 AMThe Exoskeleton and the BluesStructural amazements are buoyed by inner music in Terrance Hayes’ How to Be Drawn.
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April 6 2015 11:37 AMLiterary CrushHow falling for an author is like falling in love.
Future Tense
March 25 2015 9:40 AMNo ExitJacob Silverman’s Terms of Service and the Opt-In Culture of Social Media.
The XX Factor
March 6 2015 1:31 PMTwo Moody Bitches Discuss Moody Bitches
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March 6 2015 12:01 PMThe Revolution and the Conference RoomA leading modern leftist overlooks the ways the bureaucracy of private industry might actually make the world a better place.

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