Ellen Tarlin

Ellen Tarlin is a former Slate copy chief and writer of the "Clean Plate" blog. Her essays have appeared in the Boston Globe, the Boston PhoenixBrooklyn Bridge, Bark, and  the RISK storytelling podcast. Follow her on Twitter.

June 3 2011 6:44 PMMy Plate, Your Plate, Everybody’s Plate
The XX Factor
March 4 2011 1:08 PMBook of the Week: The Foremost Good Fortune by Susan Conley
Clean Plate
Feb. 13 2011 8:29 PMEating Experiment No. 6: Preliminary Findings
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Feb. 13 2011 3:58 PMFeb. 12: What I Ate. Old, New, Borrowed, Blue (Not Necessarily in That Order).
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Feb. 10 2011 8:47 PMFeb. 10: What I Ate. Dog Kibble and Halloween Soup?
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Feb. 9 2011 8:39 PMFeb. 9: What I Ate. Hunger Back With a Vengeance.
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Feb. 8 2011 12:52 PMFeb. 7: What I Ate. The Winter Illness Finally Got Me.
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Feb. 7 2011 7:52 AMWeek 6: Putting It All Together
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Feb. 6 2011 11:14 AMFeb. 5: What I Ate. Yes, I'd Like Some Starch With My Starch, Please.
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Feb. 4 2011 4:23 PMFun With Decoding Misleading Food Labels
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Feb. 3 2011 12:13 PMOne Way My Supermarket Tries To Fool Me
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Feb. 1 2011 8:52 PMFeb. 1: What I Ate. Another Day of Fun Eating.
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Jan. 31 2011 4:58 AMThe Fifth Obstacle to Sensible Eating: Inertia
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Jan. 30 2011 3:17 PMEating Experiment No. 4: Preliminary Findings
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Jan. 29 2011 10:08 PMJan. 29: What I Ate. Why Am I Feeling Shame?
Brow Beat
June 3 2011 6:02 PMMy Plate, Your Plate, Everybody's Plate
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Feb. 14 2011 7:45 AMConclusion: Eating Healthfully, Because You're Worth It?
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Feb. 13 2011 8:18 PMFeb. 13: What I Ate. Twice Is Nice.
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Feb. 12 2011 11:27 AMFeb. 11: What I Ate: Clean Plate Challenge Menu Day
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Feb. 10 2011 4:41 PMClean Plate Challenge Results: Whose Menu Will I Eat Tomorrow?
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Feb. 8 2011 8:18 PMFeb. 8: What I Ate. Yes, You Will Be Seeing Many Leftovers This Week.
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Feb. 7 2011 7:09 PMFeb. 6: What I Ate. Farewell, Exotics.
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Feb. 6 2011 4:29 PMEating Experiment No. 5: Preliminary Findings
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Feb. 4 2011 9:15 PMFeb. 4: What I Ate. So Many Good, New, Exotic Things!
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Feb. 3 2011 9:16 PMFeb. 3: What I Ate. What's a White Sapote?
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Feb. 2 2011 9:06 PMFeb. 2: What I Ate. The Day I Fell in Love With Wheatberries.
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Jan. 31 2011 8:29 PMJan. 31: What I Ate. A Surprisingly Awesome Day.
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Jan. 30 2011 7:56 PMJan. 30: What I Ate. Plus, Are Veggie Burgers Safe?
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Jan. 30 2011 9:20 AMIs It Real Food? How To Tell.
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Jan. 28 2011 9:17 PMJan. 28: What I Ate. I Baked Bread, I Baked Bread! Plus: These Jellybeans Are Going To Be a Problem.




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The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola: It Preys on the Compassionate

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How Will You Carry Around Your Huge New iPhone? Apple Pants!


Theo’s Joint and Vanessa’s Whiskey

No sitcom did the “Very Special Episode” as well as The Cosby Show.


The Other Huxtable Effect

Thirty years ago, The Cosby Show gave us one of TV’s great feminists.

Cliff Huxtable Explains the World: Five Lessons From TV’s Greatest Dad

Why Television Needs a New Cosby Show Right Now

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