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
Brow Beat
May 14 2013 6:28 PMWhat’s Hitting Us in the Groin? A Comprehensive Analysis of America’s Funniest Home Videos
Brow Beat
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?
Brow Beat
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?



Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem

Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology. 

I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough

So they added a little self-immolation.

Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War

Medical Examiner

The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.

Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore, and Schools Are Getting Worried

The Good Wife Is Cynical, Thrilling, and Grown-Up. It’s Also TV’s Best Drama.

  News & Politics
Sept. 19 2014 9:15 PM Chris Christie, Better Than Ever
Sept. 19 2014 6:35 PM Pabst Blue Ribbon is Being Sold to the Russians, Was So Over Anyway
Inside Higher Ed
Sept. 19 2014 1:34 PM Empty Seats, Fewer Donors? College football isn’t attracting the audience it used to.
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 4:58 PM Steubenville Gets the Lifetime Treatment (And a Cheerleader Erupts Into Flames)
  Slate Plus
Slate Picks
Sept. 19 2014 12:00 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? The Slatest editor tells us to read well-informed skepticism, media criticism, and more.
Brow Beat
Sept. 19 2014 4:48 PM You Should Be Listening to Sbtrkt
Future Tense
Sept. 19 2014 6:31 PM The One Big Problem With the Enormous New iPhone
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 19 2014 5:09 PM Did America Get Fat by Drinking Diet Soda?   A high-profile study points the finger at artificial sweeteners.
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.