Laura Bennett
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Laura Bennett is Slate’s features director.

Family
Feb. 8 2018 9:04 AMWhen Your Mom Is the Longtime Manager of Wu-Tang Members and Your Dad Is a Shaolin MonkFeaturing Jian Hong Shi, age 15, grade 10.
Family
Jan. 22 2018 5:50 AMWhen Your Mom Is “Tiger Mother” Amy ChuaFeaturing Lulu Chua-Rubenfeld, age 21.
Family
Jan. 16 2018 5:51 AMWhen Your Dad Is BuzzFeed’s Ben SmithFeaturing Hugo Smith, age 14, grade 9.
Culture Gabfest
Sept. 13 2017 11:41 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Bromance as Bloodsport” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Bachelor in Paradise, The Trip to Spain, and The Deuce.
Culture Gabfest
May 24 2017 10:49 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Whaboom” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Twin Peaks, The Bachelorette, and Alex Tizon’s essay “My Family’s Slave” in the Atlantic.
The Audio Book Club
Jan. 23 2017 4:09 PMThe Audio Book Club Receives Some Postcards From the EdgeSlate critics discuss Carrie Fisher’s spirited novel about Hollywood.
Year of Great Books
Nov. 3 2016 5:32 PMAbout FiccionesWhat Jorge Luis Borges taught Slate’s Year of Great Books about free will, plot twists, and intellectual folly.
The Audio Book Club
Sept. 12 2016 11:24 AMThe Audio Book Club Hangs Out With the GirlsSlate critics discuss Emma Cline’s feverish reimagining of the Manson murders.
Nightlight
Aug. 29 2016 9:00 AMThe Unexpected, Trashy Joy of Reading Kids’ Books Written by Celebrities
Brow Beat
Aug. 5 2016 7:42 AMThe Night Of Has a Truly Staggering Amount of Eczema. We Asked a Dermatologist About It.
Culture Gabfest
June 23 2016 1:59 PMWords That Save LivesWe all have a song, a book, or a poem that gets us through life’s rough patches.
Brow Beat
June 21 2016 8:02 AMWatch the Very Charming Rap Video That Ran After the Credits of Everybody Wants Some!!
Brow Beat
March 28 2016 4:50 PMAn Annotation of That Photo of Garry Shandling’s Comedian Friends at the Basketball Game They Played in His Honor
Slate Plus
March 15 2016 12:08 PMKeeping Up Staying on top of the ceaseless flow of culture is a full-time job, especially when it is in fact your job. 
Brow Beat
Feb. 26 2016 10:14 AMWatch All Eight of Slate’s Video Essays on This Year’s Best Picture Nominees
The Audio Book Club
Jan. 29 2018 3:50 PMHer Body and Other PartiesSlate critics discuss Carmen Maria Machado’s vividly saturated and undefinable stories.
Work
Jan. 16 2018 6:03 AMWelcome to Human InterestSlate’s new section about family, relationships, work, and the rest of modern life.
The Audio Book Club
Sept. 26 2017 2:00 PMThe Audio Book Club Converses With FriendsSlate critics discuss Sally Rooney’s astute, chatty, painful debut novel about love and friendship.
Culture Gabfest
May 25 2017 12:31 PMWhat Is Really Going on in Twin Peaks: The Return?The Culture Gabfest hunts for meaning amongst the mysteries.
Movies
Feb. 10 2017 10:55 AMFifty Shades DarkerWhy do I keep consenting to this cinematic torture?
Movies
Dec. 20 2016 3:12 PMPassengers Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence star as ill-fated lovers on an ill-fated voyage in this ill-fated sci-fi romance.
Assessment
Oct. 13 2016 4:44 PMFall of an Avenging AngelAmerica has never been more captivated by crime or easily stoked by outrage. Why have we tired of Nancy Grace?
Year of Great Books
Sept. 1 2016 11:59 AMWhat Should We Read Next?Help us choose the next book in a Year of Great Books.
Brow Beat
Aug. 26 2016 1:45 PMBruce Springsteen Just Played His Longest U.S. Concert Ever, and My God It Was Exhausting
Culture Gabfest
July 6 2016 12:35 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Steve Is a Mocap Golden Retriever” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on The BFG, Animal Kingdom, and Facebook’s new algorithm.
Culture Gabfest
June 22 2016 1:47 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Jalapeños on Your Eyeballs” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Finding Dory, UnReal Season 2, and the phenomenon of James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke.
Culturebox
May 24 2016 12:12 PMThe Spin DoctorHow one casting director made Dancing With the Stars the leader in celebrity image rehabilitation.
The Audio Book Club
March 24 2016 11:25 AMThe Audio Book Club Practices Better Living Through CriticismSlate writers and editors debate A.O. Scott’s defense of the critical dark arts. 
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.

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