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“Warmth Plus Dread”

Jenny Offill interviews Joe Dunthorne about sympathetic characters, parenthood, and single-vowel nouns.

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April 4 2018 7:23 PMI Just Want to See Tiger Win AgainEveryone is eager to praise his personal redemption. But the only thing to admire is his legendary talent.
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April 3 2018 9:30 AMWhy Factories Aren’t Tourist Attractions AnymoreFor a long time, American factories were symbols of technology and modernity. They symbolize something very different now.
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March 30 2018 11:00 AMAnnouncing the Winners of the Sixth Cartoonist Studio PrizeThe best print and web comic of 2017, selected by the Slate Book Review and the Center for Cartoon Studies.
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March 22 2018 5:54 AMNell Scovell’s New Book Reveals What It’s Like to Be the Only Woman in the Writers’ RoomThe comedian who wrote for everything from The Simpsons to Letterman to Lean In has some advice, a few harsh words, and plenty of jokes.
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March 14 2018 2:23 PMMichelle McNamara’s Search for TruthThe true-crime writer died while hunting for a killer. Her final book is a testament to her gifts.
Relationships
March 6 2018 9:45 AMKeeping Marriage Spicy With Jane Austen“It can be a pleasure to meet one’s wife as a stranger.”
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March 2 2018 6:16 PMThe 2018 Cartoonist Studio Prize ShortlistsThe best print and web comics of 2017, selected by the Slate Book Review and the Center for Cartoon Studies.
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Feb. 28 2018 12:04 PMForensic Science May Be Evolving, but the System Is BrokenThe Cadaver King and the Country Dentist offers an outrageous tale of scientific fraud. Its commentary on the court system is even more chilling.
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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April 3 2018 10:42 AMGinned UpLeslie Jamison’s 500-page exploration of recovery gets trapped in the thin tropes of the addiction memoir.
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April 2 2018 9:00 AMThe Idea of the Inassimilable AlienHow America’s long history of anti-Chinese racism still haunts the U.S. today.
Brow Beat
March 26 2018 7:33 AMAlan Hollinghurst Hates Similes Like a …Oh, wait, I was about to write a simile.
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March 21 2018 9:00 AMRising to the Sunlit SurfaceThe characters in Alan Hollinghurst’s novels have mastered the exquisite semaphore of 20th-century gay life.
Brow Beat
March 6 2018 12:57 PMKissing Cynthia Heimel GoodbyeHer sparkling, brazen books were bear hugs from your best girlfriend.
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March 6 2018 5:50 AMThe Ultimate Overdetermined TextTwo sex memoirs remind us that one woman’s degrading encounter can be another’s delirium of abandon.
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March 2 2018 9:00 AMEndless ExileWhat would it be like to live, and work, and fall in love if your life were 15 times longer than the average human?
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Feb. 15 2018 3:09 PMHow Rose McGowan Styled Herself as the Woke Preacher of #MeTooHer memoir sheds light on exactly why she’s such a complicated figure to help lead this movement.
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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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