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The Audio Book Club Receives Some Postcards From the Edge

Slate critics discuss Carrie Fisher’s spirited novel about Hollywood.

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Jan. 17 2017 9:30 AMLetters to a Young MuslimI grew up as a devout Muslim, and these essays about the dangers of radicalism hit very close to home.
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Jan. 13 2017 11:38 AMA Woman Looking at A Woman Looking at Men Looking at WomenSiri Hustvedt’s preening essays take their author’s own brilliance as their main subject.
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Jan. 12 2017 9:15 AMMind of the OppressedAdapted as a comic book, Octavia Butler’s Kindred is an even more powerful statement on black Americans’ relationship with history.
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Jan. 10 2017 9:49 AMThe Novel as Math ProblemAs a formal exercise, Paul Auster’s 4321 is impeccable. As a story, it’s curiously cold.
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Jan. 9 2017 3:36 PMThe Return of the Cartoonist Studio PrizeThis spring, two cartoonists will follow in the footsteps of Chris Ware, Noelle Stevenson, and Carol Tyler.
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Jan. 9 2017 7:15 AMCannibalismThis history of species eating their own kind is so captivating that you’ll want to devour it with a nice Chianti.
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Dec. 20 2016 9:45 AMThe Gerund That Tore a Literary Friendship ApartThe sad, silly tale of Vladimir Nabokov and Edmund Wilson’s Feud.
Culturebox
Dec. 9 2016 9:06 AMYou’re the Puppet. Lock Her Up. It’s a Knife.The most notable words and phrases of 2016.
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Dec. 8 2016 12:49 PMIdiot EmperorThis oral history of The Daily Show was clearly intended to land in a very different political landscape. But it’s still eerily relevant now.
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Dec. 8 2016 10:23 AMLost in TranslationAn American tries to connect in rural Japan in the conclusion of Lars Martinson’s ambitious, beautiful Tonoharu trilogy.
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Dec. 8 2016 7:15 AMThe Fuzzy In-Betweenness of EverythingIn Paul Muldoon’s curiously timely poetry, identities are always fluid and allegiances always partial.
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Dec. 6 2016 5:17 PMThe Best Book Jackets of 2016From Margaret Atwood’s Hag-Seed to Han Kang’s The Vegetarian, the most eye-catching and imaginative cover art of the year.
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Dec. 6 2016 10:30 AMOur 10 Favorite Comics of 2016Dead superheroes, dissolute witches, dangerous trolls, lost lovers: the best in graphic storytelling.
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Dec. 5 2016 9:10 AMLaura Miller’s 10 Favorite Books of 2016A year when books broke out of the so-called filter bubble.
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Dec. 5 2016 5:54 AM“I Built My Own Power”Megyn Kelly’s memoir is an unsettling window into the forces behind her meteoric rise.
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Jan. 17 2017 7:45 AMNaïveté is the New RealismTom Friedman’s oracular pretensions have never felt more ridiculous than they do in his latest best-seller.
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Jan. 12 2017 12:27 PMNever Grow UpThe wild, jubilant life of Margaret Wise Brown, author of Goodnight Moon.
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Jan. 11 2017 1:48 PMWhy This Norwegian Novelist Should Be the Next Elena FerranteIn praise of Sigrid Undset’s bewitching female-driven trilogy.
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Jan. 10 2017 7:30 AMYou Can Write a Best-Seller and Still Go BrokeWhy is it so hard for writers to talk candidly about how much money they make?
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Jan. 9 2017 9:30 AMSome Boys Rise, Some Boys FallA Mumbai father dreams of cricket superstardom for his two sons in Aravind Adiga’s Selection Day.
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Jan. 5 2017 3:32 PMShould Simon & Schuster Be Publishing Alt-Right Hatemonger Milo Yiannopoulos’ Book?A debate.
The Audio Book Club
Dec. 12 2016 11:48 AMThe Audio Book Club Basks in MoonglowSlate critics discuss the dazzling new novel from Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Chabon.
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Dec. 9 2016 7:17 AMThe 10 Best Audiobooks of 2016Kind voices in your ears during a year of shouting.
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Dec. 8 2016 12:13 PM“Inexplicable, Terrible, and Capricious”A history of scurvy, the mysterious disease that haunted the age of exploration.
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Dec. 8 2016 10:00 AMMark O’Connell’s 10 Favorite Books of 2016Future sex, cryogenics, and a defense of pretentiousness.
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Dec. 7 2016 10:00 AMKaty Waldman’s 10 Favorite Books of 2016Slavery counterfactuals, death memoirs, and Ramon the cat.
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Dec. 6 2016 11:31 AMThe Last BattleDavid France’s remarkable history of the fight against AIDS is a chronicle of the recent past that sheds light on the fights to come.
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Dec. 6 2016 10:00 AMClarity, Faith, a Dash of DyspepsiaHow Christian Wiman made poetry matter.
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Dec. 5 2016 8:04 AMTwo-Thousand Years of GrinchesHand-wringing over Christmas has been going on since the Christ child left the manger.
Culturebox
Nov. 30 2016 10:12 AMHow Video Games Change UsShooters don’t necessarily make players more violent. But do they make us more cruel?

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