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.
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?
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.

TODAY IN SLATE

Politics

Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem

Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology. 

I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.

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

Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough

So they added a little self-immolation.

Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War

Medical Examiner

The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.

Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore, and Schools Are Getting Worried

The Good Wife Is Cynical, Thrilling, and Grown-Up. It’s Also TV’s Best Drama.

  News & Politics
Weigel
Sept. 19 2014 9:15 PM Chris Christie, Better Than Ever
  Business
Moneybox
Sept. 19 2014 6:35 PM Pabst Blue Ribbon is Being Sold to the Russians, Was So Over Anyway
  Life
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 4:58 PM Steubenville Gets the Lifetime Treatment (And a Cheerleader Erupts Into Flames)
  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.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Sept. 19 2014 4:48 PM You Should Be Listening to Sbtrkt
  Technology
Future Tense
Sept. 19 2014 6:31 PM The One Big Problem With the Enormous New iPhone
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 19 2014 5:09 PM Did America Get Fat by Drinking Diet Soda?   A high-profile study points the finger at artificial sweeteners.
  Sports
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.