Jessica Roake
Jessica Roake

Jessica Roake, a frequent Slate contributor, lives in Washington, D.C.

Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Dec. 4 2014 10:42 AMThe “Where Can a Parent Score Some Weed” EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast on baby names and pot-smokin’ parents.
Dec. 2 2013 7:15 AMNot HelpfulMaking kids read The Help is not the way to teach them about the civil rights struggle.
Low Concept
Feb. 19 2013 12:48 PMPax Out!Edicts of a lame-duck pope.
Sept. 7 2012 11:24 PMOne Nation, UnderpantsThe triumphant return of Captain Underpants, hero to hyper, school-hating 8-year-olds.
July 26 2011 10:07 AMThomas the Imperialist Tank EngineThe not-so-hidden subtexts of the popular children's show.
April 18 2014 8:08 AMEmpty SuitsOrphan Black’s straight male characters are completely flat. That’s not an accident.
The XX Factor
March 15 2013 12:35 PMThe Veronica Mars Kickstarter Project Is Great News for the Show's Fans, Women, Movie Lovers
Nov. 2 2012 11:22 PMSo Long, HoldenHigh schoolers need a new Catcher in the Rye. Luckily David Mitchell wrote one.
Dec. 12 2011 7:17 AMCute Little PsychokillersWhy "bad seed" films are both deeply unsettling and confoundingly popular.
The XX Factor
March 28 2011 1:14 PMWhat Geraldine Ferraro Taught Me About Toughness
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Medical Examiner
March 27 2015 5:16 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? Alison Griswold describes her experience reporting on the Germanwings tragedy.