Jake Blumgart

Jake Blumgart is a reporter and researcher based in Philadelphia. Follow him on Twitter.

April 2 2014 4:14 PMBartenders and Bouncers Need to Step Up to Protect Women From Sexual Aggression
Medical Examiner
Jan. 25 2013 1:22 PMShould You Get the HPV Vaccine?You don’t have to be a virgin to be protected against cancer.
Medical Examiner
Oct. 9 2012 9:15 AMGuys, Go to the DoctorWhat’s the best place for young men’s health care? Planned Parenthood.
Medical Examiner
May 17 2013 1:18 PMWhat’s the Matter With Portland?The city has been fighting fluoridation for 50 years. Will facts trump fear this month?
Medical Examiner
Oct. 12 2012 12:44 PMHow Much Drinking Is Too Much Drinking?Smashed is the best movie yet about our relationship with alcohol. 



Scalia’s Liberal Streak

The conservative justice’s most brilliant—and surprisingly progressive—moments on the bench.

Scotland Votes to Remain in U.K.

There’s a Way to Keep Ex-Cons Out of Prison That Pays for Itself. Why Don’t More States Use It?

The Music Industry Is Ignoring Some of the Best Black Women Singing R&B

Can Democrats Keep Counting on Republicans to Offend Women as a Campaign Strategy?


Theo’s Joint and Vanessa’s Whiskey

No sitcom did the “Very Special Episode” as well as The Cosby Show.


The Other Huxtable Effect

Thirty years ago, The Cosby Show gave us one of TV’s great feminists.

Cliff Huxtable Explains the World: Five Lessons From TV’s Greatest Dad

Why Television Needs a New Cosby Show Right Now

  News & Politics
Sept. 18 2014 8:20 PM A Clever Attempt at Explaining Away a Vote Against the Farm Bill
Sept. 18 2014 6:02 PM A Chinese Company Just Announced the Biggest IPO in U.S. History
The Slate Quiz
Sept. 18 2014 11:44 PM Play the Slate News Quiz With Jeopardy! superchampion Ken Jennings.
  Double X
Sept. 18 2014 8:07 PM Crying Rape False rape accusations exist, and they are a serious problem.
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Sept. 18 2014 1:23 PM “It’s Not Every Day That You Can Beat the World Champion” An exclusive interview with chess grandmaster Fabiano Caruana.
Brow Beat
Sept. 18 2014 4:33 PM The Top 5 Dadsplaining Moments From The Cosby Show
Future Tense
Sept. 18 2014 6:48 PM By 2100 the World's Population Could Be 11 Billion
  Health & Science
Sept. 18 2014 3:35 PM Do People Still Die of Rabies? And how do you know if an animal is rabid?
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.