Gretchen Gavett

Gretchen Gavett is a contributor to

April 13 2013 7:30 AMThe Good, the Bad, and the GayThe Longform guide to marriage.
July 21 2012 7:00 AMThe Longform Guide to the OlympicsMunich, the Dream Team, and all those condoms: the highs and lows of Olympic history.
June 16 2012 8:52 AMThe Longform Guide to “The Rise and Fall of ...”Stephen Glass, Myspace, Kirby Puckett …They seemed like they had it all. Until they didn’t.
Nov. 5 2011 7:45 AMThe Guide to KidnappingThe best stories about Patty Hearst, Elizabeth Smart and other infamous abductions.
April 6 2013 8:00 AMHow to Chase a KillerThe Longform guide to manhunts.
July 1 2012 6:00 AMThe Guide to FireGreat stories about arsonists, fire fighters, church burners, and, of course, Burning Man.
Nov. 24 2011 7:18 AMThe Guide to GunsGreat stories about guns and the people who love, hate, and sell them.


The Slatest

Ben Bradlee Dead at 93

The legendary Washington Post editor presided over the paper’s Watergate coverage.

The Congressional Republican Digging Through Scientists’ Grant Proposals

Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real

Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band

Can it be again?

Whole Foods Is Desperate for Customers to Feel Warm and Fuzzy Again

The XX Factor

I’m 25. I Have $250.03.

My doctors want me to freeze my eggs.

The XX Factor
Oct. 20 2014 6:17 PM I’m 25. I Have $250.03. My doctors want me to freeze my eggs.

Forget Oculus Rift

This $25 cardboard box turns your phone into an incredibly fun virtual reality experience.

George Tiller’s Murderer Threatens Another Abortion Provider, Claims Free Speech

Walmart Is Crushing the Rest of Corporate America in Adopting Solar Power

  News & Politics
The World
Oct. 21 2014 3:13 PM Why Countries Make Human Rights Pledges They Have No Intention of Honoring
Oct. 21 2014 5:57 PM Soda and Fries Have Lost Their Charm for Both Consumers and Investors
The Vault
Oct. 21 2014 2:23 PM A Data-Packed Map of American Immigration in 1903
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 21 2014 3:03 PM Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Oct. 21 2014 1:02 PM Where Are Slate Plus Members From? This Weird Cartogram Explains. A weird-looking cartogram of Slate Plus memberships by state.
Brow Beat
Oct. 21 2014 1:47 PM The Best Way to Fry an Egg
Oct. 21 2014 5:38 PM Justified Paranoia Citizenfour offers a look into the mind of Edward Snowden.
  Health & Science
Climate Desk
Oct. 21 2014 11:53 AM Taking Research for Granted Texas Republican Lamar Smith continues his crusade against independence in science.
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.