June Thomas
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June Thomas is a Slate culture critic and editor of Outward, Slate’s LGBTQ section. 

Outward
June 5 2015 12:11 PMWhy Is the Theater so Meaningful to Gay People?
Outward
June 4 2015 8:30 AMWhat Made Russell T. Davies’ Cucumber and Banana So Breathtakingly Good?
Brow Beat
June 1 2015 11:48 AMThis Week’s Worst Person in Westeros: Jaqen H’ghar
Brow Beat
May 28 2015 9:59 AMNBC’s New Drama Is a Strange, Cheap Exploitation of the Charles Manson Murders
DoubleX Gabfest
May 14 2015 10:37 AMDoubleX Gabfest: Selfish in Thailand EditionListen to Slate’s show about the exploitation of nail salon workers.
Outward
May 12 2015 10:00 AMLesbians and Gay Men Are Both Homosexual—But Do They Share a Culture?
Foreigners
May 8 2015 10:50 AMCameron CountryBritain’s Conservatives win big, beating no one more than the pollsters and election experts. 
Brow Beat
May 7 2015 9:22 AMGrace and Frankie Is a Sneakily Moving Twist on the Odd-Couple Trope 
Slate Archives
May 6 2015 5:29 PMThe Slate Archives Podcast: “My Husband’s Other Wife” June Thomas tells us about her favorite Slate piece.
Brow Beat
May 1 2015 8:02 AMThe Best Movies and TV Shows Coming to Netflix in May
Foreigners
April 23 2015 6:05 PMBritain’s Season of DespairInstead of appealing to peoples’ aspirations, British politicians are pitching worst-case scenarios to win votes.
Outward
April 15 2015 11:55 AMWhy Do LGBTQ People Always Want to Get Back Together With Their Exes? (Video.)
Outward
April 13 2015 1:13 PMThe Man Who Created Queer as Folk and Revived Doctor Who on His Brilliant New Projects
TV Club Podcast
April 7 2015 11:00 PM“Can a Show That Is One Big Flashback Really Have a Cliffhanger?” and Other Questions From Better Call Saul’s Episode 10, “Marco”Our hosts split on the show’s season finale and speculate wildly about what’s ahead in Season 2.
DoubleX Gabfest
April 2 2015 8:26 AMDoubleX Gabfest: The Monica Makes a Joke EditionListen to Slate’s show about the return of Monica Lewinsky.
Slate Plus
June 5 2015 11:25 AMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?Culture critic and Outward editor June Thomas on the best of Slate, from the history of American slavery to America’s dental crisis.
Outward
June 1 2015 6:34 PMMeet the Bot That Politely Corrects Twitter Users Who Misgender Caitlyn Jenner
DoubleX Gabfest
May 28 2015 11:22 AMDoubleX Gabfest: The Thou Shalt Cruise EditionListen to Slate’s show about the wife bonus.
Brow Beat
May 18 2015 8:02 AMYes,The Good Wife Finale Faked a Crucial Scene. But Why Are People So Upset?
Brow Beat
May 14 2015 8:02 AMM. Night Shyamalan Made a TV Show, and It’s Riveting
History
May 11 2015 2:13 PMBut What About the Lesbians?Outward editors J. Bryan Lowder and June Thomas talk about the female perspective on gayness, gay men and lesbian culture, code-switching, and more.
Books
May 7 2015 11:30 AMThe Discreet Charm of the PaperieA quirky history of pens, notebooks, tape, paper clips, and highlighters.
Outward
May 6 2015 5:45 PMWhat Do Parents Pay for in a Same-Sex Wedding?
Foreigners
May 1 2015 1:39 PMWhy Britain’s Biggest Political Parties May Be in Big TroubleThe country’s voters are frustrated with the status quo.
DoubleX Gabfest
April 30 2015 8:03 AMDoubleX Gabfest: The Inside Inside Amy Schumer EditionListen to Slate’s show about the new season of Comedy Central’s sketch comedy show.
DoubleX Gabfest
April 16 2015 8:00 AMDoubleX Gabfest: The Spinster EditionListen to Slate’s show about Hillary Clinton embracing her grandma image.
Outward
April 14 2015 5:23 PMQueer Storylines Are Yesterday’s News. Meet TV’s Asexual and Intersex Characters. 
Behind the Scenes
April 8 2015 2:41 PMIf You Didn’t Catch Our Mad Men Premiere PartyA podcast from our live event, exclusively for Slate Plus members.
Television
April 7 2015 10:38 AM“I Know Who You Are”Better Call Saul’s smart, surprising first season insisted that it’s never possible to escape your past.
Outward
April 1 2015 9:23 AMHelp, I Think My Daughter’s Boyfriend Is Gay. (Video.)

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Aug. 26 2015 12:11 PM Slate Voice: “Space Invaders” Never, ever use two spaces after a period: Listen to Mike Vuolo read Farhad Manjoo’s classic takedown of an enduring typographic sin.