In her new book, novelist and philosopher, Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, drops Plato into modern situations and imagines what he'd think of this century's existential dilemmas.
If waiting for help when your car breaks down doesn't strike you as a leisurely activity, it may be time to reconsider. A new book looks at time management challenges of being a working parent.()
Also: George Saunders' story collection Tenth of December has won yet another major literary award; a poem from Kevin Prufer; audiobook narrator Simon Vance speaks to Slate.()
Albert has been to dozens of cities across Europe. Trouble is, he can't remember how he got to any of them. Maud Casey's novel, The Man Who Walked Away, infuses his spotty story with charm and music.()