What It’s Actually Like to Be on House Hunters—Twice

“In several of the outtakes, I mistakenly opened a closet, only to remember it was full of my clothing.” Spoiler alert: if you’re holding onto hope that the scenarios in House Hunters are real, this may squash that. 

Source: Slate
Published: Jun 20, 2019
Length: 7 minutes (1,960 words)

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)