Jessica Olien

Jessica Olien is a writer and illustrator living in Brooklyn, N.Y. You can follow her on Twitter at @jessicaolien.

Science
Dec. 6 2013 8:08 AMInside the BoxPeople don’t actually like creativity.
Medical Examiner
May 10 2013 5:35 AMDodgeball Should Not Be Part of Any Curriculum, EverMaking kids play team sports in PE is neither healthy nor educational.
Holidays
Dec. 14 2011 3:25 PMIn Holland, Santa Doesn’t Have Elves. He Has Slaves.The racist Christmastime tradition Dutch people have begun fighting about.
The XX Factor
Feb. 2 2011 4:14 PMWill It Get Worse for Women in Egypt After the Protests?
Doublex
June 3 2010 9:40 AMWhat Happens to Thailand's Sex Tourism During the Riots?It takes a lot of violence to drive the sexpats away.
Medical Examiner
Aug. 23 2013 12:15 PMLoneliness Is DeadlySocial isolation kills more people than obesity does—and it’s just as stigmatized.
Family
Feb. 23 2012 1:51 PMI Want To Be My Kid’s Only ParentI crave the closeness of single motherhood—without the complications a husband can bring.
The XX Factor
Feb. 28 2011 3:55 PMThe Encouragement Deficit for Women at Major Magazines
Doublex
Nov. 15 2010 10:14 AMGoing DutchWomen in the Netherlands work less, have lesser titles and a big gender pay gap, and they love it.
The XX Factor
Feb. 4 2010 3:12 PMAnd You Think Women Are Too Picky?

TODAY IN SLATE

Frame Game

Hard Knocks

I was hit by a teacher in an East Texas public school. It taught me nothing.

Chief Justice John Roberts Says $1,000 Can’t Buy Influence in Congress. Looks Like He’s Wrong.

After This Merger, One Company Could Control One-Third of the Planet's Beer Sales

Hidden Messages in Corporate Logos

If You’re Outraged by the NFL, Follow This Satirical Blowhard on Twitter

Sports Nut

Giving Up on Goodell

How the NFL lost the trust of its most loyal reporters.

How Can We Investigate Potential Dangers of Fracking Without Being Alarmist?

My Year as an Abortion Doula       

  News & Politics
Weigel
Sept. 15 2014 8:56 PM The Benghazi Whistleblower Who Might Have Revealed a Massive Scandal on his Poetry Blog
  Business
Moneybox
Sept. 15 2014 7:27 PM Could IUDs Be the Next Great Weapon in the Battle Against Poverty?
  Life
Outward
Sept. 15 2014 4:38 PM What Is Straight Ice Cream?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 15 2014 3:31 PM My Year As an Abortion Doula
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Sept. 15 2014 11:38 AM The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 4  A spoiler-filled discussion of "Listen."
  Arts
Brow Beat
Sept. 15 2014 8:58 PM Lorde Does an Excellent Cover of Kanye West’s “Flashing Lights”
  Technology
Future Tense
Sept. 15 2014 4:49 PM Cheetah Robot Is Now Wireless and Gallivanting on MIT’s Campus
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 15 2014 11:00 AM The Comet and the Cosmic Beehive
  Sports
Sports Nut
Sept. 15 2014 9:05 PM Giving Up on Goodell How the NFL lost the trust of its most loyal reporters.