Laura Bennett
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Laura Bennett is Slate’s features director.

Brow Beat
March 3 2016 5:45 AMThe Best Thing About Ben Carson’s Campaign Was Jay Pharoah’s SNL Impression of Him
The Oscars
Feb. 24 2016 10:13 AMRoom Is the Best Picture of the YearIt flawlessly adapts its difficult and emotionally complicated source material.
Brow Beat
Dec. 21 2015 7:45 AMThe One Thing Sisters Nails Is Its Portrayal of Women’s Diaries
Books
Dec. 1 2015 11:39 AMThe 23 Best Lines of 2015Great metaphors, terrible sex, and talking dogs in some of the most memorable sentences of the year. 
The Audio Book Club
Nov. 6 2015 10:24 AMThe Audio Book Club Weeps Over A Little LifeSlate critics debate Hanya Yanagihara’s misery-soaked epic.
Brow Beat
Sept. 29 2015 8:02 AMAll the Sex Scenes in Jonathan Franzen’s Purity, Ranked by Plausibility
Cover Story
Sept. 14 2015 5:45 AMThe First-Person Industrial ComplexThe Internet prizes the harrowing personal essay. But sometimes telling your story comes with a price.
Culturebox
Sept. 8 2015 11:05 AMTab Roulette: The Cultural EditionWhat browser tabs do Slate culture editors have open right now?
Brow Beat
Aug. 21 2015 12:58 PMOf Course Jonathan Franzen Wanted to Adopt an Iraqi Orphan to Better Understand Millennials 
Brow Beat
Aug. 11 2015 4:23 PMSpoiler Special: True Detective Season 2
Brow Beat
Aug. 10 2015 7:42 AMHow End of the Tour Cast Two of the Key Characters in David Foster Wallace’s Life: His Dogs
Brow Beat
July 31 2015 8:02 AMThe Best Movies and TV Shows Coming to Netflix in August
Brow Beat
July 1 2015 10:24 AMWhat if the Emotions From Inside Out Were in Other Movies?
20x
June 19 2015 12:05 PMWhat I Read (Even When I’m Not Trying to Impress You)An honest “media diet.”
Brow Beat
May 10 2015 9:00 PMCan You Match the Joke to the Late-Night Host? Take Our Quiz.
Brow Beat
Feb. 26 2016 10:14 AMWatch All Eight of Slate’s Video Essays on This Year’s Best Picture Nominees
Brow Beat
Jan. 19 2016 10:37 AMHow The Bachelor Comes Up With Its Crazy Contestant Bios, From “Chicken Enthusiast” to “Dog Lover”
Education
Dec. 2 2015 2:28 PMSlate Voice: “The End of the College Essay”Students hate writing papers, and professors hate grading them. Should we stop assigning them? Listen to the debate on Slate Plus
Brow Beat
Nov. 12 2015 7:53 AM“When I’m Playing Him, I Feel Powerful”: A Longtime Trump Impersonator on Getting His Moment
Brow Beat
Oct. 23 2015 11:12 PMIn Praise of the New York Times Magazine’s “Baby Hitler” Poll
Technology
Sept. 18 2015 12:12 PMThe Best of the First-Person InternetThe Internet prizes the harrowing personal essay. Here are seven worth reading.
Food
Sept. 10 2015 11:06 AM“I Was Gluten-Free Before It Was Cool”Listen to Laura Bennett read about how she was diagnosed with celiac disease in the ’90s, then watched “gluten-free” become a cultural craze.
Brow Beat
Sept. 3 2015 8:02 AMWhen You Add Subtle GIFs to Iconic Book Covers, the Result Is Kind of Magic
Food
Aug. 17 2015 6:00 AMI Was Gluten-Free Before It Was CoolDiagnosed with celiac disease in the ’90s, I’ve watched “gluten-free” become a cultural craze and then a punch line. It’s been weird.
The Slatest
Aug. 10 2015 7:33 PMWhat Trump Really Meant When He Said That Megyn Kelly Had “Blood Coming Out of Her Wherever”
Brow Beat
Aug. 6 2015 8:02 AMThe Most Jon Stewart Moments in the History of The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Brow Beat
July 1 2015 1:57 PMCan You Guess the Magic Mike Actor From Just One Ab? Take Our Quiz.
Brow Beat
June 19 2015 10:50 PMAn Interview With Marc Maron About What It Was Like to Grill President Obama  
Brow Beat
May 18 2015 3:08 PMAn Interview With the Real-Life Ad Man Who Created That Coca-Cola Commercial
Books
May 6 2015 3:12 PMSelf-PublishingKim Kardashian just wants to be seen. This 445-page book of selfies might be her masterpiece.

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