Amanda Hess
Amanda Hess Amanda Hess

Amanda Hess is a Slate staff writer. 

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Oct. 8 2015 12:58 PMThe Hypnotic Appeal of the KardashiappsKim, Kylie, and the other sisters’ apps got 1 million subscriptions in a week. I think I know why.
The XX Factor
Oct. 1 2015 3:38 PMWhat We Learned from the Arizona Diamondbacks Sorority Selfie Scandal
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Sept. 11 2015 5:32 PM“Jihadists Want Kill Us”The annual ritual of awkwardly tweeting about 9/11.
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Sept. 9 2015 4:42 PM“This Is a Shady Business We In, Fam”The rise and fall and likely rise again of parody Twitter.
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Aug. 28 2015 5:41 PM“I Have Made It Though the Winds and Waters”A haunting Internet history of Hurricane Katrina.
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Aug. 26 2015 5:41 AMLaugh FactoryIt’s not just the Fat Jew. A whole online ecosystem exists to cut, paste, and cash in on other people’s jokes.
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Aug. 18 2015 7:40 PMThe Women! They’re Using Gadgets and Having Sex!Panic over hookup technology like Tinder is out of control—and always has been. 
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Aug. 12 2015 5:52 AM“WE’RE GOING VIRAL!!”How parents Sam and Nia Rader extracted pee from a toilet to become famous (again) on YouTube.
The XX Factor
Aug. 6 2015 2:52 PMLenny Kravitz’s Penis Proves That Lenny Kravitz Is the Perfect Male Celebrity
Books
Aug. 6 2015 5:57 AMRed Red WhineIs bias against redheads really “one of the last great social prejudices”?
Doublex
July 30 2015 10:50 AMShorts WarsAmanda Hess and Troy Patterson chat about rising hemlines, trend pieces, and men’s short shorts.   
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July 14 2015 5:45 AMLet Them BlogThe panic over pro-anorexia websites and social media isn’t healthy.
Slate Plus
July 6 2015 6:10 PM"I Feel Particularly Bad About That Last One"When using friends and family to make an argument feels right, and when it feels wrong.
Brow Beat
June 25 2015 5:07 PMThe New Fifty Shades Book Reveals Exactly What Is Inside Christian Grey’s Head: Nothing
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June 12 2015 3:51 AMThe Shaming of Izzy LaxamanaA Tacoma girl defied her father. He cut off her hair. She killed herself. The story would sound medieval if the details weren’t so modern.
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Oct. 7 2015 4:32 PMThe Disgusting Coverage of Caleb Bratayley’s DeathReporters didn’t care about the YouTube child vlogger until he died.
DoubleX Gabfest
Sept. 17 2015 12:28 PMDoubleX Gabfest: The Text Me You Love Me EditionListen to Slate’s show about the Internet’s addiction to personal essays.
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Sept. 10 2015 7:23 PMConstant ConnectionWe used to believe technology made us lonely. A whole new body of research says it doesn’t.
Classes
Sept. 3 2015 9:30 AMMaybe LaterYou don’t have to go to college right away.
Culture Gabfest
Aug. 26 2015 11:14 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Will There Be a Zombie Around the Corner?” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on The Diary of a Teenage Girl, Fear the Walking Dead, and the Ashley Madison hack.
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Aug. 19 2015 8:51 PMHow Should I Feel About the Ashley Madison Leak?The confusing moral compass of a hack targeting a cheating website and the cheating cheaters, and wannabe cheating cheaters, who use it.
Political Gabfest
Aug. 14 2015 11:16 AMThe Blood Coming Out of Her Wherever EditionListen to Slate’s show about the post-debate feud between Donald Trump and Fox News, the reordering of Google’s corporate structure, and the one-issue presidential bid of law professor Lawrence Lessig.
Users
Aug. 11 2015 10:00 AM“I Knew I Was This Outsider Swooping Into a Really Intimate Community”Amanda Hess on the challenges of reporting on suicide intervention and social media.
Brow Beat
Aug. 6 2015 8:02 AMThe Most Jon Stewart Moments in the History of The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
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July 31 2015 5:45 AMCause of Death What the New York Times gets wrong about suicide.
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July 22 2015 7:21 PMDiehard HolmiesWhat happens when James Holmes fangirls grow up.
Behind the Scenes
July 8 2015 1:18 PMSweet Dreams Are Made of ThisDo recurring dreams mean anything? Slate staffers discuss.
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July 6 2015 9:27 AMBin Laden Walks Into a BarWhy teenagers love making jokes about 9/11.
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June 24 2015 5:59 AMWe’ll Always Have ParisThe rise and fall of the celebrity sex tape.
Books
June 4 2015 9:30 AMAziz Is Typing …The sly, sweet wisdom of the comedian’s manual for dating in the digital age.

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