Amanda Hess Amanda Hess

Amanda Hess is a Slate staff writer. 

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March 11 2014 5:24 PMWomen May Be Underrepresented in STEM Because They're Too Concerned With Grades
Brow Beat
March 10 2014 6:38 PMThe True Detective FAQ: The Finale’s Biggest Questions, Answered
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March 10 2014 1:03 PMMale Producer Claims Women “Virtually Control” Cable TV and Emasculate Their Husbands
The Slatest
March 6 2014 7:06 PMThis Is Either the Best or Worst Lawyer Commercial Ever Made
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March 6 2014 12:18 PMBeyond the Monocle: Five Ideas for Future New York Times Hipster Trend Pieces
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March 4 2014 4:33 PMDating Service to Import Single Women to Male-Dominated San Francisco
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Feb. 28 2014 5:46 PMCondom Company Markets Condoms to Women by Playing Down the Whole Sex Thing
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Feb. 27 2014 6:26 PMThe Downsides of Having a Female President
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Feb. 26 2014 5:13 PMMale-Dominated Magazines Are a Product of Sexism, Loyalty, and Neglect
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Feb. 25 2014 10:06 AMWhy Is It So Hard for Men to Write About Sex?
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Feb. 20 2014 3:19 PMBarbie Pursues New Career as Internet Troll
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Feb. 19 2014 9:52 AMFacebook Is for Single People
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Feb. 14 2014 1:28 PMBob Costas' Horrific Eyes Make Meredith Vieira's Day, and History
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Feb. 13 2014 2:13 PMWhy Doesn’t Anyone Care About the Sexual Assault Allegations Against Bill Cosby?
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Feb. 11 2014 1:32 PMAmericans Are Sexting More Than Ever but Exploiting One Another Less
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March 11 2014 1:09 PMThis Video of Strangers Kissing Is “Beautiful” Because It Stars Models  
Brow Beat
March 10 2014 4:16 PMWhat Did That Yellow Tie Really Mean? True Detective Costumes Explained.
March 7 2014 2:00 PMAn Interview With the Man Behind the Best (or Worst) Lawyer Commercial Ever Made
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March 6 2014 5:55 PMShorter, Fatter "Average Barbie" Is No Match for the Original
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March 5 2014 4:11 PMDo Men Wager More Than Women in Jeopardy? A Slate Investigation.
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March 3 2014 3:02 PMIt’s Horrible to Be an Old Woman in Hollywood, Kim Novak Edition
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Feb. 28 2014 3:15 PMAdvice for Cate Blanchett on Her Oscar Acceptance Speech
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Feb. 27 2014 1:05 PMTennessee Rep. Wants to Print “Sex Offender” in Red on Every Sex Offender’s Driver’s License
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Feb. 26 2014 2:20 PMDoughnut on a Penis: The Weird History of Cosmo's Most Infamous Sex Tip
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Feb. 24 2014 1:42 PMWhich Is the Manliest Literary Magazine of Them All?
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Feb. 19 2014 1:18 PMWomen Are Scarce in Journalism, Film, and TV, and the Numbers Aren't Budging
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Feb. 14 2014 3:44 PMThis Chart Explains Why You're Single
Feb. 13 2014 2:17 PMIndustry Standard Are female executives to blame for Hollywood’s unrealistic beauty norms?
Five-Ring Circus
Feb. 12 2014 6:11 PMSmaller Hill, Shorter Sled: How the Olympics Infantilize Women Athletes
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Feb. 10 2014 5:17 PMWhy We Love Watching Female Figure Skaters, But Not Female Basketball Players




More Than Scottish Pride

Scotland’s referendum isn’t about nationalism. It’s about a system that failed, and a new generation looking to take a chance on itself. 

What Charles Barkley Gets Wrong About Corporal Punishment and Black Culture

Why Greenland’s “Dark Snow” Should Worry You

If You’re Outraged by the NFL, Follow This Satirical Blowhard on Twitter

The Best Way to Organize Your Fridge


The GOP’s Focus on Fake Problems

Why candidates like Scott Walker are building campaigns on drug tests for the poor and voter ID laws.

Sports Nut

Giving Up on Goodell

How the NFL lost the trust of its most loyal reporters.

Is It Worth Paying Full Price for the iPhone 6 to Keep Your Unlimited Data Plan? We Crunch the Numbers.

Farewell! Emily Bazelon on What She Will Miss About Slate.

  News & Politics
Sept. 16 2014 7:03 PM Kansas Secretary of State Loses Battle to Protect Senator From Tough Race
Sept. 16 2014 4:16 PM The iPhone 6 Marks a Fresh Chance for Wireless Carriers to Kill Your Unlimited Data
The Eye
Sept. 16 2014 12:20 PM These Outdoor Cat Shelters Have More Style Than the Average Home
  Double X
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Sept. 15 2014 3:31 PM My Year As an Abortion Doula
  Slate Plus
Slate Plus Video
Sept. 16 2014 2:06 PM A Farewell From Emily Bazelon The former senior editor talks about her very first Slate pitch and says goodbye to the magazine.
Brow Beat
Sept. 16 2014 8:43 PM This 17-Minute Tribute to David Fincher Is the Perfect Preparation for Gone Girl
Future Tense
Sept. 16 2014 6:40 PM This iPhone 6 Feature Will Change Weather Forecasting
  Health & Science
Sept. 16 2014 4:09 PM It’s All Connected What links creativity, conspiracy theories, and delusions? A phenomenon called apophenia.
Sports Nut
Sept. 15 2014 9:05 PM Giving Up on Goodell How the NFL lost the trust of its most loyal reporters.