Jesse Singal

Jesse Singal is a senior editor at, where he edits the social-science blog Science of Us. Follow him on Twitter at @jessesingal.  

The XX Factor
Aug. 25 2014 1:29 PMLaws Restricting Where Sex Offenders Can Live Don't Accomplish Anything
The Slatest
Aug. 8 2014 12:02 PMWhat All This Bad News Is Doing to Us
The XX Factor
July 16 2014 1:10 PMThe Psychological Shortcoming That Can Help Explain Why We’re Arresting Innocent Moms
Future Tense
June 24 2014 6:45 AMFaces Are the New Secure Passwords
Future Tense
June 11 2014 1:08 PMThe Meaning of Slender Man
The Slatest
Aug. 22 2014 11:48 AMKajieme Powell Died Because Police Have Become America’s Mental-Health Workers
Future Tense
Aug. 7 2014 10:22 AMThe Problem With Studying “Deviant” Video Games
Future Tense
June 28 2014 7:19 AMStop Telling Your Depressed Friends to “Cheer Up”
The XX Factor
June 18 2014 12:53 PMTrophy Wives May Not Really Be a Thing
Future Tense
Nov. 25 2013 5:55 PMA Disastrous Kickstarter Highlights the Most Overlooked Factor in Gaming's Gender Problem



Scalia’s Liberal Streak

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

Colorado Is Ground Zero for the Fight Over Female Voters

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

The NFL Explains How It Sees “the Role of the Female”

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


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.