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Chanticleer: A Botanical Distraction From Daily Life

Ever wanted to just disappear into a secret garden of earthly delights, of twists and turns of evocative ruin, exuberant […]

The Stage On Which Juliet First Called Out For Romeo

Just in time for Shakespeare in the Park, archaeologists have discovered the remains of the Bard’s old stomping grounds — […]

Hit Me Baby One More Time

On-Air Challenge: Every answer is a word, phrase or name starting with the letter “B,” ending in “Y” and having […]

Want A Winner? These Books Made The Critics’ Cut

It’s an election year, and that may be good news for those of us who like our summer reading: Laura […]

No Longer A Southern Writer, Ford Goes To ‘Canada’

“First, I’ll tell you about the robbery our parents committed. Then about the murders, which happened later.” So begins Pulitzer […]

Embracing The Quirkiness Of Djuna Barnes

A writer, illustrator and provocateur in the Roaring ’20s, Djuna Barnes stood out. “She was much more interested in embracing […]

Cheap Date Saturday: ‘Operation Cupcake’ Versus ‘Piranhaconda’

Summertime, and the television is cheap as all get out. It’s a time of reality shows and burned-off episodes and […]

Raising Dad: Books For A New Kind Of Fatherhood

My father, like many who raised kids in the 1960s and ’70s, would never have thought to reach for a […]

Rediscovering A Forgotten Boxer’s ‘Longest Fight’

Just a couple of years before boxer Jack Johnson was lauded, reviled, and hounded as the world heavyweight champ — […]

Explaining Muppet Theory: Are You An Ernie Or A Bert?

Most of the time, Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick covers the Supreme Court. She’s been doing that for the last 13 years. […]

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