Laura Bennett
Laura Bennett Laura Bennett

Laura Bennett is Slate’s features director.

Culture Gabfest
Aug. 8 2018 3:56 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Capitalism Is Grift” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Sorry to Bother You, Succession, and the summer of scammers.
Life
May 17 2018 1:14 PMTucker Max’s Culture WarHow the godfather of “fratire” went from chronicling his drunken sexual conquests to ghostwriting Tiffany Haddish’s memoir.
Family
March 5 2018 5:55 AMWhen Your Dad Is New York Magazine’s Jonathan ChaitFeaturing Joanna Chait, age 14, grade 8.
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.
Downtime
May 30 2018 9:00 AM“I Had to Edit Out the Snake”A “sleep story” writer explains the art of writing tales so boring that listeners can’t help but drift off.
Family
April 19 2018 5:53 AMWhen Your Dad Is RZAFeaturing Prana Supreme Diggs, age 17, grade 12.
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

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