Amanda Hess
Amanda Hess Amanda Hess

Amanda Hess is a Slate staff writer. 

Feb. 9 2016 5:39 PMBernie vs. HillaryThe weird, ceaseless, kind of sexist meme that the 2016 campaign deserves.
Feb. 3 2016 4:30 PMEveryone Is Wrong About the Bernie BrosHow a necessary critique of leftist sexism deteriorated into a dumb flame war.
Jan. 21 2016 11:20 AMThe Rise of VR PornDoes sex in virtual reality feel like real sex?
Jan. 14 2016 4:06 PMStolen, the App for Buying PeopleThe strange allure of virtual human trafficking.
Jan. 6 2016 1:13 PMOur Bitmoji, OurselvesI outsourced my emotions to a digital avatar. You should too.
Dec. 22 2015 11:31 AMHow to Talk to Other People’s ChildrenThere are two schools of thought.
Dec. 11 2015 12:26 PMSwedes Are Introverted and Cynical, and So Are Their Christmas TraditionsTheir version of Santa Claus will kill you if you don’t leave his porridge out.
Dec. 7 2015 4:40 PMYour Best Friend Just Got Murdered!JK.
Dec. 1 2015 11:39 AMJames Deen Was Never a Feminist IdolWomen cast the porn star—now accused of sexual assault—in their fantasies. They can just as easily cast him out.
Cover Story
Nov. 22 2015 8:25 PMInside the Sony HackWhat it was like to be a rank-and-file Sony employee as the unprecedented cyberattack tore the company apart.
Oct. 28 2015 5:05 AMDon’t Ban Yik YakFeminists and civil rights groups are trying to get universities to block the very app that gives marginalized students a voice on campus. 
Future Tense
Oct. 22 2015 2:30 PMFacebook’s “Trending” Is the Worst Place on the InternetIt knows me too well.
Oct. 13 2015 2:56 PMHow the Internet Killed PlayboyThe nudie magazine is going PG-13 to save itself in the digital age.
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.
Feb. 5 2016 4:13 PMThe Shiba Inu, the Dog Behind the DogeWhat happens to a breed when it goes viral online.
Jan. 26 2016 4:38 PMTwitter Won’t Help You. The Courts Won’t Help You.What the Gregory Alan Elliott decision means for women on the Internet.
The Slatest
Jan. 17 2016 11:12 PMWho Were Those People on My TV? A Primer on the YouTube Stars of the Democratic Debate.
Jan. 11 2016 6:19 PMAdam Sandler, Streaming SuperstarWhy the comedian is flopping in theaters and thriving online.
Jan. 4 2016 12:16 PMThe Half-MaskA history of beards explores the way they hide, or extol, the masculinity of the gentleman who wears one.
Dec. 21 2015 2:25 PMYas We CanThe curious social media strategy of Hillary Clinton’s campaign. 
Dec. 9 2015 12:18 PMThe Astonishing Power of YouNowTeens are getting famous on a social network you’ve probably never heard of. 
Dec. 4 2015 11:03 AMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?Why I can’t stop listening to Adele, and what I’m reading about the senseless violence in Paris, Colorado, and San Bernardino. 
Nov. 25 2015 12:10 PMThanksgiving Is the Worst Social Media Holiday Eat your ugly turkey, don’t Instagram it. 
The Drift
Nov. 17 2015 10:02 AMForget the Taboo—We Should All Be Talking About Our Dreams
Oct. 26 2015 4:34 PMExhibit A: ;-)Courts are evaluating emoticons as evidence—but nobody really knows what they mean.
Oct. 16 2015 3:29 PMWhy Does Hate Thrive Online?The roots of Internet culture provide a few clues. 
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
Sept. 11 2015 5:32 PM“Jihadists Want Kill Us”The annual ritual of awkwardly tweeting about 9/11.