Alison Buckholtz

Alison Buckholtz is the author of Standing By: The Making of an American Military Family in a Time of War (Tarcher/Penguin 2009), which will be released in paperback this spring with a new afterword and reader's guide.

Nov. 14 2012 10:39 AMWhat Military Spouses Know About InfidelityAnd where the military’s real dirty secrets lie.
The XX Factor
Nov. 19 2010 1:21 PMBook of the Week: "Quiches, Kugels, and Couscous"
Deployment Diary
Sept. 1 2010 7:10 AMMy Husband Is Finally Home From IraqAfter a year's deployment, I can't believe the ordeal is over.
Deployment Diary
June 30 2010 10:00 AMThe Bad Scene at Dover, Where Military Caskets ArriveAnd how one military wife fought to change it.
Deployment Diary
April 9 2010 11:08 AMWell, the Boy Guinea Pig Gets on the Girl and Then …Having the sex talk while your husband is deployed.
Deployment Diary
Feb. 5 2010 10:30 AMThe Perils of Living Off-BaseI've slogged my way to the halfway point.
The XX Factor
March 19 2012 4:49 PMWhy Karilyn Bales’ Blog Matters
The XX Factor
Oct. 31 2010 7:32 AMRally From a Perch
Deployment Diary
July 28 2010 9:59 AMI Never See War Movies. I Saw This One. A review of The Tillman Story, directed by Amir Bar-Lev.
Deployment Diary
May 27 2010 10:04 AMWhat Kind of Person Flies the Flag on Their Front Porch?No, it's not a political act.
Deployment Diary
March 5 2010 9:32 AMWhy Do All the Letters Sent by Military Wives Disappear? For comfort, we have blogs instead.
The XX Factor
Jan. 21 2010 5:31 PMNew Report Shows How Difficult Long Deployments Are on Spouses



Meet the New Bosses

How the Republicans would run the Senate.

The Government Is Giving Millions of Dollars in Electric-Car Subsidies to the Wrong Drivers

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

Cheez-Its. Ritz. Triscuits.

Why all cracker names sound alike.

Friends Was the Last Purely Pleasurable Sitcom

The Eye

This Whimsical Driverless Car Imagines Transportation in 2059

Medical Examiner

Did America Get Fat by Drinking Diet Soda?  

A high-profile study points the finger at artificial sweeteners.

The Afghan Town With a Legitimately Good Tourism Pitch

A Futurama Writer on How the Vietnam War Shaped the Series

  News & Politics
Sept. 21 2014 11:34 PM People’s Climate March in Photos Hundreds of thousands of marchers took to the streets of NYC in the largest climate rally in history.
Business Insider
Sept. 20 2014 6:30 AM The Man Making Bill Gates Richer
Sept. 20 2014 7:27 AM How Do Plants Grow Aboard the International Space Station?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 4:58 PM Steubenville Gets the Lifetime Treatment (And a Cheerleader Erupts Into Flames)
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Sept. 21 2014 1:15 PM The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 5  A spoiler-filled discussion of "Time Heist."
Sept. 21 2014 9:00 PM Attractive People Being Funny While Doing Amusing and Sometimes Romantic Things Don’t dismiss it. Friends was a truly great show.
Future Tense
Sept. 21 2014 11:38 PM “Welcome to the War of Tomorrow” How Futurama’s writers depicted asymmetrical warfare.
  Health & Science
The Good Word
Sept. 21 2014 11:44 PM Does This Name Make Me Sound High-Fat? Why it just seems so right to call a cracker “Cheez-It.”
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.