Allison Benedikt

Allison Benedikt is a Slate senior editor. Follow her on Twitter.

Jan. 9 2013 9:00 AM“Being a Single Parent Is Many Things. But It Is Not Failure.”Slate readers on the upsides of single parenthood.
DoubleX Gabfest
Dec. 27 2012 8:36 AMDoubleX Gabfest: The Home for the Holidays EditionListen to Slate’s show about women and guns, This Is 40, and the agony (or ecstasy) of going home for the holidays.
DoubleX Gabfest
Dec. 13 2012 8:44 AMDoubleX Gabfest: The Old Sperm EditionListen to Slates show about the risks of older parenthood, gender-neutral toys, and the sustaining tradition that says men are responsible for all marriage proposals.
The XX Factor
Dec. 10 2012 2:29 PMWe Waited Years Before Having Kids. Big Mistake?
The XX Factor
Nov. 29 2012 2:43 PMIf You Are Single, You Don't Get a Wedding. That's How It Works.
DoubleX Gabfest
Nov. 15 2012 8:13 AMDoubleX Gabfest: The PetWell EditionListen to Slate’s show about the Petraeus-Broadwell affair; women and the election; and Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly.
The XX Factor
Nov. 5 2012 5:20 PMHow Do You Talk to Your Kids About the Election?
DoubleX Gabfest
Oct. 18 2012 8:15 AMDoubleX Gabfest: The Binders Full of Women EditionListen to Slate’s show about the second presidential debate, Gawker’s outing of notorious Reddit user Violentacrez, and the dangers of playground monkey bars.
DoubleX Gabfest
Oct. 4 2012 2:26 PMDoubleX Gabfest: The Muumuu EditionListen to Slate’s show about Marissa Mayer’s short maternity leave, how to talk to your kids about porn, and Jessica Grose’s new novel, Sad Desk Salad.
The XX Factor
Oct. 2 2012 10:00 AMYahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Is Making a Huge Mistake by Cutting Her Maternity Leave Short
The XX Factor
Sept. 27 2012 4:33 PMTodd Akin Pines for the Days When Mouthy Claire McCaskill Was More "Ladylike"
DoubleX Gabfest
Sept. 20 2012 9:15 AMDoubleX Gabfest: The Mrs. Jesus EditionListen to Slate’s show about Naomi Wolf’s book, Vagina: A New Biography; a recently discovered fourth-century reference to Jesus’ wife; and Mindy Kaling.
DoubleX Gabfest
Sept. 6 2012 8:49 AM DoubleX Gabfest: The Mom-in-Chief EditionListen to Slate’s show about Michelle Obama’s Democratic Convention speech; Hanna Rosin’s upcoming book, The End of Men; and the new film Bachelorette.
Tv Club
Aug. 24 2012 1:32 PMLouie, Season 3Is Louie afraid of women?
Tv Club
Aug. 10 2012 10:20 AMLouie, Season 3I did not like this episode.
Tv Club
Jan. 2 2013 9:57 AMParenthood Season 4Ray Romano, sex symbol. Discuss.
Dec. 14 2012 3:39 PMPresident Obama, Today Is the Day To Politicize This TragedyWe don’t need you to cry at the podium. We need you to do something.
Tv Club
Dec. 12 2012 10:38 AMParenthood Season 4They should have killed Kristina.
Tv Club
Dec. 5 2012 9:03 AMParenthood Season 4Is beloved Joel heading for a fall?
DoubleX Gabfest
Nov. 29 2012 10:09 AM DoubleX Gabfest: The Nobody’s Business EditionListen to Slate’s show about Martha Stewart’s new image, the Rihanna/Chris Brown saga, and the Fox News article “The War on Men.”
Nov. 7 2012 4:34 PMRepublicans: Don’t Trust Fox News!How the news network failed the GOP.
Nov. 2 2012 11:08 PMThe Open ClosetJohn Schwartz accepted his gay son. He attempted suicide anyway.
The XX Factor
Oct. 12 2012 11:41 AMWhat Does Paul Ryan's Bean Have To Do With Abortion?
The XX Factor
Oct. 4 2012 12:04 AMIf You Followed Jezebel's Debate Drinking Game for Ladies, You Are Very, Very Sober Right Now
Tv Club
Sept. 28 2012 4:57 PMLouie, Season 3Is it real, is it a dream, or is it whatever the third choice would be?
Tv Club
Sept. 21 2012 12:24 PMLouie, Season 3Where do we go from here, Louie?
Tv Club
Sept. 14 2012 10:25 AMLouie, Season 3David Lynch!
Tv Club
Aug. 31 2012 7:00 AMLouie, Season 3Things are going well for Louie. This can't last.
DoubleX Gabfest
Aug. 23 2012 3:36 PM DoubleX Gabfest: The P90X EditionListen to Slate’s show about the Todd Akin rape controversy, Paul Ryan’s hot bod, and Augusta National admitting its first two female members.
DoubleX Gabfest
Aug. 9 2012 7:16 AM DoubleX Gabfest: The Circumspect Circumference EditionListen to Slate’s show about prenatal depression, hot Olympic bodies, and cosmetic surgery for teenage girls.




The End of Pregnancy

And the inevitable rise of the artificial womb.

Doctor Tests Positive for Ebola in New York City

How a Company You’ve Never Heard of Took Control of the Entire Porn Industry

The Hot New Strategy for Desperate Democrats

Blame China for everything.

The Questions That Michael Brown’s Autopsies Can’t Answer


Kiev Used to Be an Easygoing Place

Now it’s descending into madness.


Don’t Just Sit There

How to be more productive during your commute.

There Has Never Been a Comic Book Character Like John Constantine

Which Came First, the Word Chicken or the Word Egg?

  News & Politics
The Slate Quiz
Oct. 24 2014 12:10 AM Play the Slate News Quiz With Jeopardy! superchampion Ken Jennings.
Oct. 23 2014 5:53 PM Amazon Investors Suddenly Bearish on Losing Money
Oct. 23 2014 5:08 PM Why Is an Obscure 1968 Documentary in the Opening Credits of Transparent?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 23 2014 11:33 AM Watch Little Princesses Curse for the Feminist Cause
  Slate Plus
Oct. 23 2014 11:28 AM Slate’s Working Podcast: Episode 2 Transcript Read what David Plotz asked Dr. Meri Kolbrener about her workday.
Brow Beat
Oct. 23 2014 6:55 PM A Goodfellas Actor Sued The Simpsons for Stealing His Likeness. Does He Have a Case?
Oct. 23 2014 11:47 PM Don’t Just Sit There How to be more productive during your commute.
  Health & Science
Oct. 23 2014 5:42 PM Seriously, Evolution: WTF? Why I love the most awkward, absurd, hacked-together species.
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.