Friday, March 2nd, 2012
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Yay, The Slate Book Review

Exciting news for bibliophiles: Slate is launching the Slate Book Review, a monthly supplement "delivering reviews of the newest fiction and nonfiction; essays on reading, writing, and the great (and terrible) books of years gone by; author interviews; videos and podcasts; and much more." The first edition hits tomorrow, but if the pieces they've previewed so far ("Is Jonathan Franzen Too Sympathetic To His Female Characters?", "Huckleberry Finn: Two Schmucks on a Boat" and "Danielle Steel, American Proust") are any indication, this thing is going to be a rousing success.

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BoHan (#29)

Why haven't you guys reviewed it yet?

dntsqzthchrmn (#2,893)

Oh… I thought they talked Slate into thinking it was contrarian by promising to publish only on Opposite Day.

freetzy (#7,018)

True quote: "Well, here at Slate, we pride ourselves on going against the conventional wisdom."

No shit, Sherlock.

Dan Kois (#646)

Thanks, you jerk.

Aloysius (#1,808)

@Dan Kois It's funny because Slate tends to stake out an apparently contrarian third position on every issue yet still embodies the American center-left.

Rollo (#3,202)

I hope you will not think me contrary if I say that this looks really good!

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