Claire Lundberg

Claire Lundberg is a writer, literary scout, and former New Yorker now living in Paris.

Sept. 9 2014 10:30 AMLes Mots JustesWhy is learning French so terrifying?
Dispatches From the Welfare State
Feb. 6 2014 2:46 PMWhere Student Loan Debt Is an Alien ConceptNavigating France’s higher-ed system requires lots of planning and test-taking, but not a whole lot of money.
Dispatches From the Welfare State
Jan. 29 2014 11:52 PMBoo to the BoulangerieThe Parisian shopping experience is fun for tourists. But if you live here, it’s a nightmare.
July 15 2013 7:30 AMIt’s Amazing to Be a Working Mom in France—Unless You Want a JobFrance supports women having children, and then discriminates against them for it.
May 5 2012 12:14 AMThe Bewildering Art of the Air KissAn expatriate's memoir explains how this is no longer your parents’ Paris.
Dispatches From the Welfare State
Feb. 13 2014 1:10 PM“But You Speak French So Well!”Why are Parisians so surprised that an American would want to live in France?
Dispatches From the Welfare State
Feb. 3 2014 11:52 PMThe Autonomous 3-Year-OldUniversal pre-K is a long tradition in France, and one that American parents might envy.
Dispatches From the Welfare State
Jan. 27 2014 11:52 PM$200 Minus $200Having a baby in Paris gave me a crash course in socialized medicine—and a new, very French definition of “costly.”
Nov. 2 2012 7:07 AMTrapped by European-style Socialism—And I Love It!Maybe working moms can have it all—in France.
Feb. 15 2012 6:00 AMThe French Government Wants To Tone My VaginaInside my amazing and embarrassing postnatal “perineal re-education” class, paid for by la France.



The Ebola Story

How our minds build narratives out of disaster.

The Budget Disaster That Completely Sabotaged the WHO’s Response to Ebola

PowerPoint Is the Worst, and Now It’s the Latest Way to Hack Into Your Computer

The Shooting Tragedies That Forged Canada’s Gun Politics

A Highly Unscientific Ranking of Crazy-Old German Beers


Welcome to 13th Grade!

Some high schools are offering a fifth year. That’s a great idea.


The Actual World

“Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.

Want Kids to Delay Sex? Let Planned Parenthood Teach Them Sex Ed.

Would You Trust Walmart to Provide Your Health Care? (You Should.)

  News & Politics
Oct. 22 2014 9:42 PM Landslide Landrieu Can the Louisiana Democrat use the powers of incumbency to save herself one more time?
Continuously Operating
Oct. 22 2014 2:38 PM Crack Open an Old One A highly unscientific evaluation of Germany’s oldest breweries.
Lexicon Valley
Oct. 23 2014 10:30 AM Which Came First, the Word "Chicken" or the Word "Egg"?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 23 2014 8:51 AM The Male-Dominated Culture of Business in Tech Is Not Great for Women
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Oct. 22 2014 5:27 PM The Slate Walking Dead Podcast A spoiler-filled discussion of Episodes 1 and 2.
Brow Beat
Oct. 23 2014 9:00 AM Exclusive Premiere: Key & Peele Imagines the Dark Side of the Make-A-Wish Program
Future Tense
Oct. 22 2014 5:33 PM One More Reason Not to Use PowerPoint: It’s The Gateway for a Serious Windows Vulnerability
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 23 2014 7:30 AM Our Solar System and Galaxy … Seen by an Astronaut
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.