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How Rose McGowan Styled Herself as the Woke Preacher of #MeToo

Her memoir sheds light on exactly why she’s such a complicated figure to help lead this movement.

Family
Feb. 8 2018 5:57 AMVolk HeroesThis fun new book about how Germans raise their kids will break American parents’ hearts.
Brow Beat
Jan. 24 2018 12:08 PMWhere to Start With Ursula K. Le Guin
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Jan. 24 2018 9:30 AMThe Green and WhiteA novel about hip-hop, basketball, and painful whiteness in 1990s Boston.
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Jan. 9 2018 2:56 PMThe Michael Wolff WayFire and Fury’s shoddy journalism manages to indict both Wolff’s tactics and the whole media ecosystem around him.
Screen Time
Dec. 22 2017 9:32 AMSlate Reprints the Classic Memoir of TV and Childhood, “Somehow Form a Family”
The Audio Book Club
Dec. 19 2017 9:25 AMThe Odyssey Slate critics discuss Emily Wilson’s new translation of the great Homeric poem.
Cover Story
Dec. 18 2017 8:00 AMAngels in America: The Complete Oral HistoryHow Tony Kushner’s play became the defining work of American art of the past 25 years.
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Dec. 13 2017 5:50 AMLaura Miller’s 10 Favorite Books of 2017Pankaj Mishra’s urgent political analysis, Ali Smith’s blissful prose, and David Grann’s latest journo-thriller.
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Dec. 7 2017 10:44 AMThese Happy Golden YearsA new biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder untangles her story from the American myths her novels helped create.
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Dec. 4 2017 5:45 AMDr. Strangelove Was a DocumentaryDaniel Ellsberg’s new memoir would be an urgent warning about the monumental danger of nuclear weapons—even if Trump weren’t president.
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Nov. 29 2017 10:06 AMThe Poet-HistorianFederico García Lorca has often been criticized for exoticizing marginalized groups, but this translation finds new depth in his handling of race.
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Nov. 28 2017 7:41 AMMan OnA beautiful, evocative novel explores masculinity through the life of a gay footballer in the English second division.
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Nov. 22 2017 7:42 AMGourmand, à l’AméricaineAmericans in Paris like Julia Child and M.F.K. Fisher are famous for educating their compatriots about quality cooking. But did they miss its raison d’être?
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Nov. 8 2017 11:26 AMIs Trump Crazy?Two new books set out to assess Trump’s mental health and end up with equally terrifying but totally opposite results.
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Nov. 7 2017 6:03 PMBad ImpressionAlec Baldwin’s satirical Trump memoir captures what is tiring about his Trump portrayal—and most Trump-related comedy in general.
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Jan. 30 2018 9:00 AMThe First Rough Draft of HistoryAli Smith’s seasonal quartet of novels is being written as we live it.
Brow Beat
Jan. 24 2018 10:04 AMUrsula K. Le Guin and the Three ObstaclesWhat the science-fiction writer still has to overcome to be recognized as the titan she was.
Wide Angle
Jan. 16 2018 5:56 AMWhat Are You Even For?On working, doubting, and making a living as a writer.
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Jan. 9 2018 5:55 AMThe Reviewer’s FallacyWhen critics aren’t critical enough.
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Dec. 20 2017 12:46 PMCornel West’s Reckless Criticism of Ta-Nehisi CoatesWhy his broadside should feel like a crushing disappointment to any young critic who writes about race in America.
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Dec. 18 2017 11:12 AMThe 8 Best Audiobooks of 2017From the dulcet tones of Michael Sheen to the irresistible deadpan of Sherman Alexie.
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Dec. 14 2017 9:00 AMThe 19 Best Sentences of 2017Straight from the pens of Sally Rooney, Durga Chew-Bose, and James Comey, to name a few.
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Dec. 12 2017 12:24 PMKaty Waldman’s 10 Favorite Books of 2017A reimagined Odyssey, Hillary Clinton’s reckoning, and fairy tales about sexual horror.
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Dec. 4 2017 8:30 AMThe Return of the Cartoonist Studio PrizeThis spring, two cartoonists will follow in the footsteps of Chris Ware, Noelle Stevenson, and Eleanor Davis.
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Nov. 30 2017 12:07 PMFakebookKevin Young explores bullshitters from P.T. Barnum to Donald Trump in his brilliant Bunk.
The Audio Book Club
Nov. 29 2017 7:17 AMThe Audio Book Club Goes to Manhattan BeachSlate critics discuss Jennifer Egan’s mysterious historical novel, set in World War II–era Brooklyn, about divers and gangsters.
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Nov. 27 2017 5:50 AMThe Year in Best-SellersWhat Happened to 2017? A Gentleman in Moscow, perhaps.
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Nov. 14 2017 9:00 AMThe Occasional DateWhy you should read the 700-page collected diaries of British playwright Alan Bennett.
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Nov. 8 2017 9:00 AMShell GameIs there anything underneath the surface of Matthew Weiner’s first novel?
The Audio Book Club
Oct. 31 2017 12:24 PMWhat HappenedSlate critics discuss Hillary Clinton’s gutting memoir about the 2016 election.

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