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?



The Democrats’ War at Home

How can the president’s party defend itself from the president’s foreign policy blunders?

Congress’ Public Shaming of the Secret Service Was Political Grandstanding at Its Best

Michigan’s Tradition of Football “Toughness” Needs to Go—Starting With Coach Hoke

A Plentiful, Renewable Resource That America Keeps Overlooking

Animal manure.

Windows 8 Was So Bad That Microsoft Will Skip Straight to Windows 10


Cringing. Ducking. Mumbling.

How GOP candidates react whenever someone brings up reproductive rights or gay marriage.

Building a Better Workplace

You Deserve a Pre-cation

The smartest job perk you’ve never heard of.

Hasbro Is Cracking Down on Scrabble Players Who Turn Its Official Word List Into Popular Apps

Florida State’s New President Is Underqualified and Mistrusted. He Just Might Save the University.

  News & Politics
Sept. 30 2014 9:33 PM Political Theater With a Purpose Darrell Issa’s public shaming of the head of the Secret Service was congressional grandstanding at its best.
Sept. 30 2014 7:02 PM At Long Last, eBay Sets PayPal Free
Sept. 30 2014 7:35 PM Who Owns Scrabble’s Word List? Hasbro says the list of playable words belongs to the company. Players beg to differ.
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 30 2014 12:34 PM Parents, Get Your Teenage Daughters the IUD
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Sept. 30 2014 3:21 PM Meet Jordan Weissmann Five questions with Slate’s senior business and economics correspondent.
Brow Beat
Sept. 30 2014 8:54 PM Bette Davis Talks Gender Roles in a Delightful, Animated Interview From 1963
Future Tense
Sept. 30 2014 7:00 PM There’s Going to Be a Live-Action Tetris Movie for Some Reason
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 30 2014 11:51 PM Should You Freeze Your Eggs? An egg freezing party is not a great place to find answers to this or other questions.
Sports Nut
Sept. 30 2014 5:54 PM Goodbye, Tough Guy It’s time for Michigan to fire its toughness-obsessed coach, Brady Hoke.