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.


Medical Examiner

Here’s Where We Stand With Ebola

Even experienced international disaster responders are shocked at how bad it’s gotten.

Why Are Lighter-Skinned Latinos and Asians More Likely to Vote Republican?

A Woman Who Escaped the Extreme Babymaking Christian Fundamentalism of Quiverfull

The XX Factor
Sept. 22 2014 12:29 PM A Woman Who Escaped the Extreme Babymaking Christian Fundamentalism of Quiverfull

Subprime Loans Are Back

And believe it or not, that’s a good thing.

It Is Very Stupid to Compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice

Building a Better Workplace

In Defense of HR

Startups and small businesses shouldn’t skip over a human resources department.

How Ted Cruz and Scott Brown Misunderstand What It Means to Be an American Citizen

Divestment Is Fine but Mostly Symbolic. There’s a Better Way for Universities to Fight Climate Change.

  News & Politics
Sept. 22 2014 6:30 PM What Does It Mean to Be an American? Ted Cruz and Scott Brown think it’s about ideology. It’s really about culture.
Sept. 22 2014 5:38 PM Apple Won't Shut Down Beats Music After All (But Will Probably Rename It)
Dear Prudence
Sept. 23 2014 6:00 AM Naked and Afraid Prudie offers advice on whether a young boy should sleep in the same room with his nude grandfather.
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 22 2014 7:43 PM Emma Watson Threatened With Nude Photo Leak for Speaking Out About Women's Equality
  Slate Plus
Slate Plus
Sept. 22 2014 1:52 PM Tell Us What You Think About Slate Plus Help us improve our new membership program.
Sept. 23 2014 7:14 AM Fighting the Sophomore Slump, Five Novels at a Time Announcing the Slate/Whiting Second Novel List.
Future Tense
Sept. 22 2014 6:27 PM Should We All Be Learning How to Type in Virtual Reality?
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 23 2014 7:00 AM I Stand with Emma Watson
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.