The GOP Has Its Final Anti-Abortion Victory in Sight

They’ve been playing a long, long game that leads to the death of Roe v. Wade by a thousand procedural cuts. Or for women, death by botched underground abortion.

Source: Slate
Published: May 14, 2019
Length: 8 minutes (2,221 words)

On Black Difficulty

“There are many ways to be “difficult” in this world: stubborn, demanding, inconvenient, complex, troublesome, baffling, illegible. Black womanhood is where they overlap.”

Source: Slate
Published: Mar 26, 2019
Length: 7 minutes (1,885 words)

I Had a Late-Term Abortion. President Trump and Pro-Lifers Have No Right to Call Me a Murderer.

A reported personal essay in which Margot Finn writes about the late-term abortion she under went at 29 weeks after it was discovered her baby had a severe brain abnormality; the online support group she helps run for parents who have had abortions because of poor prenatal diagnoses or maternal health issues; and how members have been affected by the latest anti-abortion backlash.

Source: Slate
Published: Feb 7, 2019
Length: 18 minutes (4,737 words)

The Che Guevara of Abortion Reformers

“That’s crazy. People won’t talk about abortion! They’re afraid to. I’m going to talk about abortion! ABORTION!”

Source: Slate
Published: Dec 4, 2018
Length: 23 minutes (5,970 words)

Trapped in the Fire Zone

They couldn’t get away from California’s Camp Fire fast enough. Now, they can’t leave.

Source: Slate
Published: Nov 20, 2018
Length: 13 minutes (3,495 words)

Mourning at the Magic Kingdom

A day after burying her father after his sudden death at age 67, Nicole Chung and her young family go on a long-planned vacation to Disney World, where she finds that making new family memories is one way to honor old family memories.

Source: Slate
Published: Sep 25, 2018
Length: 12 minutes (3,151 words)

Brett Kavanaugh and the Cruelty of Male Bonding

It’d be really great if y’all could figure out a way to impress each other than didn’t involve assaulting or demeaning women.

Source: Slate
Published: Sep 25, 2018
Length: 7 minutes (1,963 words)

Sex and Hotels

Slate has done us all a solid by bringing Geoff Dyer’s classic Nerve essay back to the internet, which examines why sex in hotel rooms is so much sexier than in other locations.

Author: Geoff Dyer
Source: Slate
Published: Jul 31, 2018
Length: 6 minutes (1,613 words)

Junot Díaz and the Problem of the Male Self-Pardon

For Slate, staff writer Lili Loofbourow suggests that men accused of harming women should center the injured in any attempt at amends.

Source: Slate
Published: Jun 24, 2018
Length: 17 minutes (4,386 words)

It’s Not Easy Being Evergreen: An Oral History of the Muppets

Studio 360, the public-radio show and Slate podcast, shares an oral history of the Muppets. The piece covers the endearing appeal of these personality-packed foam and felt creations and how creator Jim Henson struggled to find the right setting for his cast of characters in the early years before Sesame Street and The Muppet Show made them famous. Did you know they actually had a brief stint on Saturday Night Live?

Author: Studio 360
Source: Slate
Published: May 29, 2018
Length: 12 minutes (3,214 words)