Alex Heimbach

Alex Heimbach is a freelance writer based in Brooklyn. You can follow her on Twitter.

Brow Beat
April 14 2014 4:41 PMHarry Potter Fans Made a MOOC for Hogwarts, and You Can Enroll Now
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May 14 2013 6:28 PMWhat’s Hitting Us in the Groin? A Comprehensive Analysis of America’s Funniest Home Videos
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April 30 2013 1:02 PMWhere Do I Start With Fleetwood Mac?
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April 12 2013 4:48 PMFake Gene Shalit Revives the Deliciously Bad Pun
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April 5 2013 3:55 PMFollow Friday: A Delightfully Bizarre Parody of Crime Shows
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March 26 2013 4:27 PMWhy Cersei Lannister Is the Most Fascinating Character on Game of Thrones
Cocktail Chatter
March 23 2013 7:45 AMGaybros, the Decline of Al Pacino, and How Not to Woo the GOPThe week’s most interesting Slate stories.
Brow Beat
Feb. 26 2013 4:46 PMWatch a Short Documentary About Patton Oswalt
Feb. 22 2013 5:59 PMWhen Box-Office Hits Get Nominated, Do Oscar Ratings Go Up?A detailed analysis, with charts.
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Feb. 15 2013 4:29 PMHarrison Ford Will Reportedly Return as Han Solo in New Star Wars
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Feb. 12 2013 12:32 PMHollywood’s Most Puzzling Promotional Tactic Yet
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Feb. 1 2013 4:31 PMWhat Is the Best First Issue of Any Magazine Ever?
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May 28 2013 11:28 AMWatch This Episode to Fall in Love With Friday Night Lights
Cocktail Chatter
May 11 2013 7:00 AMThe Cleveland Abductions, School Cheating Scandals, and Dogs, Dogs, DogsThe week’s most interesting Slate stories.
The XX Factor
April 25 2013 9:45 AMWhy Aren’t There More Woman Sci-Fi Writers?
Brow Beat
April 11 2013 1:02 PMWhen James Salter Wrote for People Magazine
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April 3 2013 12:21 PMLucy Knisley on Comics, Family, and Live Octopus
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March 26 2013 11:21 AMIs Sherlock Holmes in the Public Domain?
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March 15 2013 5:04 PMWatch an Evocative Video Essay About Breaking Bad
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Feb. 26 2013 12:17 PMWhat the Oscars’ Bond Montage Should Have Been
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Feb. 22 2013 1:45 PMThe Illinois Tourism Board Has a Weird Sense of Humor
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Feb. 12 2013 1:15 PMNew Postal Service Song Sounds Like Old Postal Service Songs
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Feb. 5 2013 5:46 PMWhat To Expect From the Third Bridget Jones Novel: Twitter and Parenting
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Jan. 30 2013 12:31 PMWhat 30 Rock Catchphrases Will Stand the Test of Time?



Forget Oculus Rift

This $25 cardboard box turns your phone into an incredibly fun virtual reality experience.

Stop Panicking. America Is Now in Very Good Shape to Respond to the Ebola Crisis.

The 2014 Kansas City Royals Show the Value of Building a Mediocre Baseball Team

The GOP Won’t Win Any Black Votes With Its New “Willie Horton” Ad

Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band

Can it be again?


Smash and Grab

Will competitive Senate contests in Kansas and South Dakota lead to more late-breaking races in future elections?

I Am 25. I Don’t Work at Facebook. My Doctors Want Me to Freeze My Eggs.

These Companies in Japan Are More Than 1,000 Years Old

  News & Politics
The World
Oct. 21 2014 11:40 AM The U.S. Has Spent $7 Billion Fighting the War on Drugs in Afghanistan. It Hasn’t Worked. 
Business Insider
Oct. 21 2014 11:27 AM There Is Now a Real-life Hoverboard You Can Preorder for $10,000
Oct. 21 2014 11:37 AM What Was It Like to Work at the Original Napster?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 20 2014 6:17 PM I Am 25. I Don’t Work at Facebook. My Doctors Want Me to Freeze My Eggs.
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Oct. 20 2014 7:15 AM The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 9 A spoiler-filled discussion of "Flatline."
Oct. 21 2014 12:05 PM Same-Sex Couples at Home With Themselves in 1980s America
Oct. 21 2014 10:43 AM Social Networking Didn’t Start at Harvard It really began at a girls’ reform school.
  Health & Science
Climate Desk
Oct. 21 2014 11:53 AM Taking Research for Granted Texas Republican Lamar Smith continues his crusade against independence in science.
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.