For the fifth selection in our Year of Great Books series, we’re choosing a novel from outside the English language. Laura Miller and members like you will be reading alongside Laura Bennett, a senior editor responsible for *Slate’s culture coverage. Before casting your ballot, here are some things you should know about Laura B.’s reading life: A Spanish literature major, Laura once took an entire course on Don Quixote. “A really wonderful, fascinating class that has proved useful in approximately zero ways,” she says.
The United States isn’t going to see the kind of change brought by the Arab Spring and Euromaidan—no matter how many millennials rock the vote.
Can a new, smaller iPhone mean big business for Apple? Miriam Gottfried and David Reilly are joined by Dan Gallagher to discuss the latest offering from the tech giant. Then, Paul Davies in London talks about Credit Suisse's latest troubles and what these say about too-big-to-manage banks.