Gretchen Gavett

Gretchen Gavett is a contributor to Longform.org.

Longform
April 13 2013 7:30 AMThe Good, the Bad, and the GayThe Longform guide to marriage.
Longform
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.
Longform
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.
Longform
Nov. 5 2011 7:45 AMThe Longform.org Guide to KidnappingThe best stories about Patty Hearst, Elizabeth Smart and other infamous abductions.
Longform
April 6 2013 8:00 AMHow to Chase a KillerThe Longform guide to manhunts.
Longform
July 1 2012 6:00 AMThe Longform.org Guide to FireGreat stories about arsonists, fire fighters, church burners, and, of course, Burning Man.
Longform
Nov. 24 2011 7:18 AMThe Longform.org Guide to GunsGreat stories about guns and the people who love, hate, and sell them.

TODAY IN SLATE

History

The Self-Made Man

The story of America’s most pliable, pernicious, irrepressible myth.

The GOP Senate Candidate in Iowa Doesn’t Want Voters to Know Just How Conservative She Really Is

Does Your Child Have “Sluggish Cognitive Tempo”? Or Is That Just a Disorder Made Up to Scare You?

Why Indians in America Are Mad for India’s New Prime Minister

The Strange History of Wives Gazing at Their Husbands in Political Ads

Television

See Me

Transparent is the fall’s only great new show.

Building a Better Workplace

You Deserve a Pre-cation

The smartest job perk you’ve never heard of.

Rehtaeh Parsons Was the Most Famous Victim in Canada. Now, Journalists Can’t Even Say Her Name.

Parents, Get Your Teenage Daughters the IUD

The XX Factor
Sept. 30 2014 12:34 PM Parents, Get Your Teenage Daughters the IUD
Moneybox
Sept. 30 2014 12:04 PM John Hodgman on Why He Wore a Blue Dress to Impersonate Ayn Rand
  News & Politics
Jurisprudence
Sept. 30 2014 2:36 PM This Court Erred The Supreme Court has almost always sided with the wealthy, the privileged, and the powerful.
  Business
Building a Better Workplace
Sept. 30 2014 1:16 PM You Deserve a Pre-cation The smartest job perk you’ve never heard of.
  Life
Education
Sept. 30 2014 1:48 PM Thrashed Florida State’s new president is underqualified and mistrusted. But here’s how he can turn it around.
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 30 2014 12:34 PM Parents, Get Your Teenage Daughters the IUD
  Slate Plus
Slate Picks
Sept. 30 2014 11:42 AM Listen to Our September Music Roundup Hot tracks from a cooler month, exclusively for Slate Plus members.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Sept. 30 2014 2:56 PM How Faithful Is David Fincher’s Gone Girl?
  Technology
Future Tense
Sept. 30 2014 2:38 PM Scientists Use Electrical Impulses to Help Paralyzed Rats Walk Again
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 30 2014 7:30 AM What Lurks Beneath the Methane Lakes of Titan?
  Sports
Sports Nut
Sept. 28 2014 8:30 PM NFL Players Die Young. Or Maybe They Live Long Lives. Why it’s so hard to pin down the effects of football on players’ lives.