Heather Schwedel
Heather Schwedel

Heather Schwedel is a Slate staff writer. Follow her on Twitter.

Relationships
Jan. 18 2019 4:06 PMOur Most Special Special CounselThe author of a lusty love letter to Robert Mueller explains her obsession with the “sweet, square Swan” of the Russia investigation.
Brow Beat
Jan. 11 2019 3:16 PMBritney Spears’ Weirdest Song Turns 20The songwriter of “E-Mail My Heart” on the goofy digital love ballad that even he can’t explain.
Work
Jan. 7 2019 6:16 PM#MeToo-Plagued CBS News Has a New Boss: The Woman Who Inspired Broadcast News
Brow Beat
Dec. 18 2018 6:16 PMThe Sleepover AuteurHow Penny Marshall taught a generation of girls about movies and about life.
Faith-based
Dec. 14 2018 11:35 AMThe Birthright QuestionThe trips are down sharply this winter. It has me thinking about why I never went.
Downtime
Dec. 11 2018 4:33 PMViolent Despot Turned Loveable Twitter RascalWhy do people love tweeting with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad?
Moneybox
Dec. 4 2018 12:59 PMRoyal PainsA Christmas Prince 2’s bizarre anti-union subplot.
Users
Nov. 29 2018 6:36 PMShould an Amazon Boycott Include Its Original Series?The sinister truth about the company’s streaming service.
Television
Nov. 27 2018 2:16 PMWhat to Do With Chrissy?NBC’s John Legend–hawking Christmas special can’t figure out how to use its real star: Chrissy Teigen.
Downtime
Nov. 20 2018 2:07 PMThirstyHow the Starbucks app created so many rewards-hungry obsessives.
Downtime
Nov. 15 2018 5:45 PMBeto O’Rourke’s Lyrical Blog Post About His Morning Run Gets a Little Steamy
Downtime
Nov. 7 2018 5:58 PMCome On, Everyone: It’s Fine to Post Skimpy Selfies With “I Voted” Stickers
Relationships
Nov. 6 2018 4:11 PMRunWhy the public marriage proposal at the New York City Marathon is the absolute worst of the trend.
Life
Nov. 2 2018 11:20 AMVideos of Oprah Canvassing in Georgia Are the Ultimate Liberal Fantasy for This Moment
Downtime
Oct. 29 2018 2:07 PMThe 10 Commandments of Baby Halloween, Including the One Costume That Never Fails
Brow Beat
Jan. 14 2019 2:06 PMDirty John’s Delicious Mean-Girl Daughters Saved the Show
Brow Beat
Jan. 8 2019 10:30 AMFiji Water Girl on Whether Her Golden Globes Photos Were a Stunt“You have to serve good face no matter where you’re standing.”
The Slatest
Jan. 4 2019 7:57 AMWhy Conservatives Are So Obsessed With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s High School Nickname “Sandy”
Downtime
Dec. 18 2018 10:49 AMCome On, It’s Fine for UPS to Joke About Shredding Kids’ Letters to Santa
Users
Dec. 14 2018 11:12 AMInside Facebook’s One-Day “Privacy Shop”Come for the hot chocolate with F-shaped marshmallows. Stay for the tech support.
Downtime
Dec. 6 2018 11:04 AMI Ate Six Total French FriesI may be a convert.
Brow Beat
Nov. 30 2018 5:50 PMAriana Grande’s New Video Says “Thank U, Next” to Making Any SenseThe earnest personal triumph of a song gets a video where Grande re-creates movies and pouts at the camera.
Picks
Nov. 28 2018 5:43 AMThe Game That Makes You Work for Your FunAn ode to Apples to Apples.
Downtime
Nov. 21 2018 12:08 PMWhy Do Children Love This Terrifying Stuffed Animal They Have to Hatch From an Egg?
Downtime
Nov. 16 2018 6:07 PMWhy It’s So Hard to Watch People Your Age Do Better Than YouForbes’ 30 Under 30 is giving me an anxiety spike, so I asked an envy expert to explain.
Brow Beat
Nov. 9 2018 3:04 PM(Very Short) Scenes From the World’s First GIF Film FestivalThe winner is a young star of “the growing micro-entertainment industry.”
Life
Nov. 6 2018 9:55 PMWhere Is the Needle? What Did FiveThirtyEight Just Say? What Is Happening?
Relationships
Nov. 6 2018 1:22 PMLeast This Song Is a SmashIn “Thank U, Next,” Ariana Grande names names—and subtly rejects her reputation for tabloid drama.
Downtime
Oct. 31 2018 11:29 AMWhy Do People Keep Filming Their Children Terrorizing Halloween Stores, and Why Do I Keep Watching?
Users
Oct. 25 2018 2:26 PMWhy Is Google’s Smart Compose So Good?I thought I’d turn off the new feature immediately. Instead, I’m transfixed.

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