Dvora Meyers

Dvora Meyers is a Brooklyn-based freelance writer who has written for the New York Times, Tablet, and others. She is the author of Heresy on the High Beam: Confessions of an Unbalanced Jewess.

Sports Nut
Oct. 16 2014 1:20 PMThe Best Gymnast in the WorldHow Simone Biles dominates the competition.
The XX Factor
Oct. 11 2013 4:34 PMWhat Would Lead a Wife to Have Her Husband Kidnapped and Tortured? Jewish Law.
Doublex
Jan. 15 2013 1:26 PMMy Mom Was Too OldShe had me at 42. She got frail before I was ready.
Doublex
May 18 2012 11:15 AMWhere Does the Term “Baby Bump” Come From? The origins of the ubiquitous tabloid phrase.
Five-ring Circus
Feb. 11 2014 3:42 PMTumbling IceHow the differences between gymnastics and figure skating explain the winter sport’s declining popularity.
Doublex
April 19 2013 4:38 PMPost-OlympicWhere do female gymnasts go after the Olympics are over?
Five-ring Circus
July 30 2012 10:14 AMOut of StepFemale gymnasts used to be fantastic dancers. How did the floor exercise get so graceless?
Sports Nut
Oct. 12 2011 12:05 PMLast Leotard StandingThe United States women’s gymnastics team keeps winning gold, but at what cost to the athletes?

TODAY IN SLATE

Politics

Smash and Grab

Will competitive Senate contests in Kansas and South Dakota lead to more late-breaking races in future elections?

I Am 25. I Don’t Work at Facebook. My Doctors Want Me to Freeze My Eggs.

The XX Factor
Oct. 20 2014 6:17 PM I Am 25. I Don’t Work at Facebook. My Doctors Want Me to Freeze My Eggs.

Republicans Want the Government to Listen to the American Public on Ebola. That’s a Horrible Idea.

The Most Ingenious Teaching Device Ever Invented

Tom Hanks Has a Short Story in the New Yorker. It’s Not Good.

Brow Beat

Marvel’s Civil War Is a Far-Right Paranoid Fantasy

It’s also a mess. Can the movies do better?

Watching Netflix in Bed. Hanging Bananas. Is There Anything These Hooks Can’t Solve?

The Procedural Rule That Could Prevent Gay Marriage From Reaching SCOTUS Again

  News & Politics
Politics
Oct. 20 2014 8:14 PM You Should Be Optimistic About Ebola Don’t panic. Here are all the signs that the U.S. is containing the disease.
  Business
Moneybox
Oct. 20 2014 7:23 PM Chipotle’s Magical Burrito Empire Keeps Growing, Might Be Slowing
  Life
Outward
Oct. 20 2014 3:16 PM The Catholic Church Is Changing, and Celibate Gays Are Leading the Way
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 20 2014 6:17 PM I Am 25. I Don't Work at Facebook. My Doctors Want Me to Freeze My Eggs.
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Oct. 20 2014 7:15 AM The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 9 A spoiler-filled discussion of "Flatline."
  Arts
Brow Beat
Oct. 20 2014 9:13 PM The Smart, Talented, and Utterly Hilarious Leslie Jones Is SNL’s Newest Cast Member
  Technology
Future Tense
Oct. 20 2014 4:59 PM Canadian Town Cancels Outdoor Halloween Because Polar Bears
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Oct. 20 2014 11:46 AM Is Anybody Watching My Do-Gooding? The difference between being a hero and being an altruist.
  Sports
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.