Heather Murphy

Heather Murphy is a former Slate photo editor and the creator of Behold, the Photo Blog. Follow her on Twitter.

June 28 2012 6:00 PMWhat’s That Enormous Grandma Face Doing on That Wall?Without waiting for permission, JR turns conflict zones into art galleries.
June 16 2012 8:56 AMThanks for Nothing, Dad!Rich fathers who don’t leave their money to their kids.
Brow Beat
June 10 2012 9:17 AMCaption Contest: Milk Diving Edition
May 31 2012 6:48 PMTen Great Moments for Gay Rights
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May 26 2012 9:00 AMCaption Contest: Chinese Segway Edition
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May 16 2012 4:47 PMRunning for the Camera: Tabitha Soren’s Fine Art Workout
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May 9 2012 7:20 PMHow Major News Sites Reacted to Obama's Same Sex Marriage Statements
May 5 2012 12:01 AMOh My, That’s Not What I Thought You Had Up ThereAlex MacLean’s Up on the Roof peeks in on NYC’s most mysterious (and underutilized) spaces.
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April 29 2012 9:57 AMCaption Contest: Judo Edition
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April 21 2012 8:22 AMCaption Contest: Nicolas Sarkozy Edition
April 13 2012 10:30 AMInstagram Superstar Richard Koci Hernandez Reflects on Photographing People Walking
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April 7 2012 9:00 AMThis Picture Is Worth 20 Words: Easter with Hillary Edition
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March 31 2012 10:33 AMCaption Contest: Ice Skating Edition
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March 24 2012 11:44 AMCaption Contest: Santorum and Daughters Edition
March 20 2012 12:53 PMSpring Colorganizing ContestSlate wants to see the ways you organize your home and office by color.
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June 23 2012 9:47 AMCaption Contest: Romney Apron Edition
June 16 2012 8:53 AM10 Rich Dads Who Don’t Think Their Kids Deserve Their Money
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June 2 2012 8:35 AMCaption Contest: Bush Portrait Edition
May 30 2012 6:44 AMThe Quest for the Perfect Office ChairWhy we haven’t found it yet.
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May 19 2012 10:01 AMCaption Contest: Rio Edition
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May 12 2012 8:30 AMCaption Contest: Obama in the Driveway Edition
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May 5 2012 10:34 AMCaption Contest: Kentucky Derby Edition
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May 4 2012 2:38 PMSee One of the Most Creative Campaign Photos of 2012
The XX Factor
April 22 2012 10:45 PMWhat a Bunch of Girls Think About the Second Episode of Girls
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April 14 2012 10:25 AMThis Picture is Worth 20 Words: Secret Service Edition
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April 11 2012 3:40 PMLemon Bars: There Is an Alternative to Sickeningly Sweet Neon Goop
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April 5 2012 4:47 PMPhotos of Mountain Men and Begging Bears in ’60s Yellowstone
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March 28 2012 11:31 AMReconsidering the Sylvia Plath of the Photo World
March 20 2012 7:47 PMPairing Up the Heroes of Downton Abbey With Their Mad Men Soul MatesViolet Crawley and Roger Sterling, Thomas Barrow and Pete Campbell, and more. 
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March 16 2012 4:07 PMCaption Contest: Clooney's Arrest Edition




Smash and Grab

Will competitive Senate contests in Kansas and South Dakota lead to more late-breaking races in future elections?

Even When They Go to College, the Poor Sometimes Stay Poor

Here’s Just How Far a Southern Woman May Have to Drive to Get an Abortion

The Most Ingenious Teaching Device Ever Invented

Marvel’s Civil War Is a Far-Right Paranoid Fantasy

It’s also a mess. Can the movies do better?


Sprawl, Decadence, and Environmental Ruin in Nevada

Space: The Next Generation

An All-Female Mission to Mars

As a NASA guinea pig, I verified that women would be cheaper to launch than men.

Watching Netflix in Bed. Hanging Bananas. Is There Anything These Hooks Can’t Solve?

The Procedural Rule That Could Prevent Gay Marriage From Reaching SCOTUS Again

  News & Politics
Oct. 20 2014 6:49 PM God’s Oligarch One of Vladimir Putin’s favorite businessmen wants to start an Orthodox Christian Fox News and return Russia to its glorious czarist past.
Oct. 20 2014 6:48 PM Apple: Still Enormously Profitable
Oct. 20 2014 3:16 PM The Catholic Church Is Changing, and Celibate Gays Are Leading the Way
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 20 2014 6:17 PM I Am 25. I Don't Work at Facebook. My Doctors Want Me to Freeze My Eggs.
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Oct. 20 2014 7:15 AM The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 9 A spoiler-filled discussion of "Flatline."
Brow Beat
Oct. 20 2014 6:32 PM Taylor Swift’s Pro-Gay “Welcome to New York” Takes Her Further Than Ever From Nashville 
Future Tense
Oct. 20 2014 4:59 PM Canadian Town Cancels Outdoor Halloween Because Polar Bears
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Oct. 20 2014 11:46 AM Is Anybody Watching My Do-Gooding? The difference between being a hero and being an altruist.
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.