Heather Schwedel
Heather Schwedel

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

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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
Relationships
Oct. 23 2018 12:50 PMIs the “Mystery Woman” Sexist?The problem with a One Direction star’s crusade against the tabloids.
Users
Oct. 17 2018 3:36 PMThe New Way to Get People to Register to Vote Is to Trick Them Into It With Celebrity Gossip
Users
Oct. 15 2018 3:38 PMKeeping Your Wedding Guests Off Social Media Is Basically Hopeless. Just Ask Princess Eugenie.
Users
Oct. 11 2018 6:46 PMSnapchat Makes Television NowIt’s vertical, highly produced, and very superfluous.
Brow Beat
Oct. 11 2018 7:30 AMA Very Amateur Astrological Reading of A Star Is BornExamining the birth chart of the new Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga movie.
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.
Downtime
Oct. 19 2018 6:22 PMA Day in the Life of Jame Gumb, a Serial Killer Who Wakes Up Early to Walk His Dog, Always Eats Green, and Works From the Back of His Van
Relationships
Oct. 16 2018 1:29 PMIt’s Still Totally Acceptable to Dress Up as Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson for Halloween
Users
Oct. 12 2018 6:53 PMWould You Pay a Random Website 99 Cents to Find Out Who Else Paid It 99 Cents?The internet weirdos at Thinko think you might.
Users
Oct. 11 2018 3:09 PMKanye West Just Showed the Whole World His iPhone Passcode
Users
Oct. 9 2018 6:30 PMWhy Twitter’s #HimToo Mother-and-Son Saga Was a Satisfying Social Media Moment

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