Claire Dederer

Claire Dederer is the author of Poser: My Life in Twenty-three Yoga Poses.

March 31 2012 12:07 AMWe Need to Talk About a RevolutionA corporate lawyer pitches it all to cover armed insurgency in Lionel Shriver’s long-delayed comedy of terrorism.
July 4 2011 6:55 AMTeach for America, Frontier EditionWhat two young society women dared, and learned, out West in 1916.
July 12 2010 6:44 AMWhy Americans Love YogaIt has taken a century and a half to discover the secret to its appeal.
Feb. 1 2010 7:14 AMHow To Make Characters LovableAmy Bloom's stories reveal the crucial secrets.
March 30 2009 11:55 AMWhat Would Happen if You Couldn't Stop Crying?Mary Gaitskill's deeply strange new vision.
Book Blitz
Oct. 11 2006 7:23 AMThe Mother LoadEdna O'Brien's dark look at the mother-daughter bond.
Letter From Washington
May 16 1998 3:30 AMHouse CallsHow low will one go to buy a home in the hot Seattle market?
Sept. 14 2011 10:16 AMThe Fantastic RealistIn the realm of the absurd, Steven Millhauser explores real feelings.
Feb. 14 2011 7:06 AMOne Weird Cinderella StoryWhat is Allison Pearson up to with her portrait of David Cassidy fandom?
April 28 2010 7:02 AMA Cinderella From Southern FranceFernanda Eberstadt tries something very different: a fairy tale.
Sept. 7 2009 7:09 AMWhat Nanny KnewLorrie Moore's new novel is all about lies.
Feb. 4 2008 1:49 PMOutlaws in the OutbackPeter Carey's Australian secrets.
Jan. 11 2005 10:53 AMThe Diva of Desperate HousewivesFay Weldon's perverse power.



Crying Rape

False rape accusations exist, and they are a serious problem.

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

No, New York Times, Shonda Rhimes Is Not an “Angry Black Woman” 

Brow Beat
Sept. 19 2014 1:39 PM Shonda Rhimes Is Not an “Angry Black Woman,” New York Times. Neither Are Her Characters.

The Music Industry Is Ignoring Some of the Best Black Women Singing R&B

How Will You Carry Around Your Huge New iPhone? Apple Pants!

Medical Examiner

The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.


The Other Huxtable Effect

Thirty years ago, The Cosby Show gave us one of TV’s great feminists.

There’s a Way to Keep Ex-Cons Out of Prison That Pays for Itself. Why Don’t More States Use It?

Why Men Can Never Remember Anything

The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 1:11 PM Why Men Can Never Remember Anything
Sept. 19 2014 11:33 AM An Up-Close Look at the U.S.–Mexico Border
  News & Politics
Sept. 19 2014 1:56 PM Scotland’s Attack on the Status Quo Expect more political earthquakes across Europe.
Sept. 19 2014 3:24 PM Why Innovators Hate MBAs
Inside Higher Ed
Sept. 19 2014 1:34 PM Empty Seats, Fewer Donors? College football isn’t attracting the audience it used to.
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 3:07 PM Everything Is a "Women's Issue"
  Slate Plus
Slate Picks
Sept. 19 2014 12:00 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? The Slatest editor tells us to read well-informed skepticism, media criticism, and more.
Brow Beat
Sept. 19 2014 4:03 PM Kern Your Enthusiasm: The Ubiquity of Gotham
Future Tense
Sept. 19 2014 12:38 PM Forward, March! Nine leading climate scientists urge you to attend the People’s Climate March.
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 19 2014 12:13 PM The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola  The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.
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.