Jeffrey Bloomer
Jeffrey Bloomer

Jeffrey Bloomer is a Slate senior editor. He edits and writes for the human interest and culture sections.

Brow Beat
Nov. 15 2018 8:56 PMThe New Fantastic Beasts Continues the Yearslong Striptease Toward Revealing Gay DumbledoreBut first it wants us to keep opening our wallets.
Movies
Oct. 24 2018 6:23 PMBohemian Rhapsody Doesn’t Ignore Freddie Mercury’s Sexuality, but You May Wish It DidThe Queen biopic turns the singer’s complicated life into a surprisingly puritanical redemption story.
Who’s Afraid of Aymann Ismail?
Oct. 14 2018 8:03 PMAn American Muslim MarriageStereotypes about Muslim marriages made me fear what would happen when I entered my own.
Relationships
Sept. 24 2018 9:00 AMGive Me a SignShould long-suffering Britney fans embrace or be suspicious of her impossibly hot boyfriend?
Movies
Sept. 14 2018 4:09 PMThe Predator Openly Skewers the Predator MoviesIt may be the best one.
Movies
Aug. 3 2018 7:08 PMThe Miseducation of Cameron Post Is a Movie About Gay People but Not Really for ThemThe film adaptation takes kid gloves to a subject that deserves a sledgehammer.
Downtime
July 3 2018 9:30 AMMAGA ThirstWhat are the Trump-loving men of Instagram telling us with their shirtless selfies?
Brow Beat
June 11 2018 8:04 AMHereditary’s Writer-Director on the Movie’s Biggest TwistsAnd whether he anticipates a backlash.
Movies
May 18 2018 2:09 PMThe Very Fact That a Movie Such as Book Club Exists Is a Dream Come TrueEven if the execution sometimes falters.
Who’s Afraid of Aymann Ismail?
April 24 2018 12:17 PMWhat Happened When a Devout Muslim and a Devout Catholic Got Married in Small-Town IowaNeither of them converted.
Movies
April 6 2018 7:08 PMLean on Pete Is a Trojan HorseAndrew Haigh’s equestrian drama is not what you think.
Movies
Feb. 9 2018 5:01 PMFifty Shades Freed Is Basically Just Constant Boning, Which Is GreatEven if it occasionally gets distracted by things like plot.
Who’s Afraid of Aymann Ismail?
Dec. 20 2017 1:29 PMEveryone Thinks Muslims Shouldn’t Celebrate ChristmasI’m doing it anyway.
Slow Burn
Nov. 28 2017 6:07 AMYearning for WatergateOn the first bonus episode of our new podcast Slow Burn, Dick Cavett admits that it can be fun to live through perilous times.
Who’s Afraid of Aymann Ismail?
Nov. 9 2017 10:09 AMThe Ex-Muslims Go PublicPeople who leave Islam are fiercely criticized by believers. They used to make me angry, too. Then I got to know them.
Movies
Nov. 1 2018 2:30 PMBoy Erased Doesn’t Soft-Pedal the Horrors of Gay Conversion Therapy, and Thank God for ThatThe latest attempt at dramatizing this tricky subject is also (so far) the best.
Brow Beat
Oct. 19 2018 10:48 AMJonah Hill on Why He Didn’t Hide From Homophobia, Race, and Adolescent Sex for His Directorial Debut“At the end of the day, I’m not a moralist. I respect the audience too much to tell them what to think.”
Brow Beat
Oct. 9 2018 5:25 PMDid Taylor Swift’s Instagram Post Really Cause “a Massive Spike In Voter Registration”?
Brow Beat
Sept. 21 2018 7:33 AMA Road Map to A Simple Favor’s Dizzying Plot TwistsThree Slate critics spoil the thriller’s many surprises and revelations.
Who’s Afraid of Aymann Ismail?
Aug. 24 2018 10:16 AMHow a Muslim Marine Is Changing MindsAnd why his strategy troubles me.
Who’s Afraid of Aymann Ismail?
July 22 2018 8:01 PMThis Pie Tells One of the Most Essential Stories About Muslims in AmericaAnd it’s delicious.
Who’s Afraid of Aymann Ismail?
June 22 2018 5:50 AMThe Shunned MuslimJournalist Wajahat Ali wrote about Israeli settlers, and now some Muslim Americans have denounced him as a Zionist sympathizer. Is the backlash warranted?
Brow Beat
May 25 2018 2:08 PMThe Creators of Deadpool 2 and Solo Have Declared Their Heroes “Pansexual”Why don’t the movies speak so loudly?
Who’s Afraid of Aymann Ismail?
May 18 2018 8:58 AM Why the Far Right Believes Every Muslim—Including Me—Is a LiarI’d never heard of “taqiyya” until someone accused me of it. I discovered it’s a conspiracy theory with disturbing power.
Food
April 18 2018 5:51 AMNature Valley Explains Why Its Granola Bars Make Such a MessAnd shows us how to eat them properly.
Who’s Afraid of Aymann Ismail?
March 12 2018 5:47 AM Why the #MeToo Moment Is Especially Distressing for Muslim WomenWhen they tell their stories, the far right cheers—and many other Muslims tell them to shut up.
Downtime
Jan. 25 2018 7:26 AMIn Praise of Guided ToursThey’re tacky. They’re touristy. There’s no other way I’d rather sightsee.
Brow Beat
Dec. 1 2017 7:33 AMWhat It’s Like to Watch The Disaster Artist If You’ve Never Seen The Room
Brow Beat
Nov. 24 2017 7:32 AMHow a First-Time Director Pulled Off One of the Year’s Most Jaw-Dropping, Frightening Scenes
Outward
Nov. 8 2017 8:03 AMCall Me by Your Name’s Lovers Are 17 and 24. How Should We Feel About That?

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