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.

Five-ring Circus
Feb. 11 2014 3:42 PMTumbling IceHow the differences between gymnastics and figure skating explain the winter sport’s declining popularity.
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?
The XX Factor
Oct. 11 2013 4:34 PMWhat Would Lead a Wife to Have Her Husband Kidnapped and Tortured? Jewish Law.
Jan. 15 2013 1:26 PMMy Mom Was Too OldShe had me at 42. She got frail before I was ready.
May 18 2012 11:15 AMWhere Does the Term “Baby Bump” Come From? The origins of the ubiquitous tabloid phrase.



The Democrats’ War at Home

How can the president’s party defend itself from the president’s foreign policy blunders?

An Iranian Woman Was Sentenced to Death for Killing Her Alleged Rapist. Can Activists Save Her?

Piper Kerman on Why She Dressed Like a Hitchcock Heroine for Her Prison Sentencing

Windows 8 Was So Bad That Microsoft Will Skip Straight to Windows 10

Homeland Is Good Again! For Now.


Cringing. Ducking. Mumbling.

How GOP candidates react whenever someone brings up reproductive rights or gay marriage.


How Even an Old Hipster Can Age Gracefully

On their new albums, Leonard Cohen, Robert Plant, and Loudon Wainwright III show three ways.

The U.S. Has a New Problem in Syria: The Moderate Rebels Feel Like We’ve Betrayed Them

We Need to Talk: A Terrible Name for a Good Sports Show by and About Women

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Sept. 30 2014 5:54 PM Goodbye, Tough Guy It’s time for Michigan to fire its toughness-obsessed coach, Brady Hoke.