Meghan O'Rourke

Meghan O'Rourke is Slate's culture critic and an advisory editor. She was previously an editor at The New Yorker. The Long Goodbye, a memoir about her mother's death, is now out in paperback.

April 28 2011 10:22 AMWhat Is Grief Really Like?Analyzing the results of the Slate survey on loss.
The XX Factor
April 1 2011 11:58 AMBook of the Week: "Sempre Susan," by Sigrid Nunez
Feb. 2 2011 4:02 PMWomen at WorkA new tally shows how few female writers appear in magazines.
Dec. 8 2010 11:29 AMElizabeth's LegacyIt wasn't her political career but the window she gave us into the reality—and illusions—of dying.
Nov. 3 2010 10:09 AMHow To MournRoland Barthes' beautiful, private meditation on his mother's death.
Sept. 14 2010 10:10 AMCan a Woman Be a "Great American Novelist"?If you doubt unconscious bias exists, you live in a man's world.
The Audio Book Club
June 21 2010 9:31 AMThe Audio Book Club on Reality HungerOur critics discuss David Shields' new manifesto.
Tv Club
June 14 2010 12:23 PMWeek 6: Riggins' Life Looks Too Cozy
Tv Club
June 4 2010 6:50 PMWeek 5: A Moving, Accurate Portrait of Grief
Tv Club
May 24 2010 3:03 PMWeek 3: Julie and Tami Talk Religion
The Audio Book Club
May 17 2010 11:33 AMThe Audio Book Club on To Kill a MockingbirdOur critics discuss Harper Lee's classic novel on its 50th anniversary.
May 6 2010 9:41 AMUnmothered, on Mother's DayRemembering my mother on the holiday she hated.
Five-ring Circus
Feb. 26 2010 11:37 AMLadies' Free SkatingThe angelic lightness of Yu-Na, the profound sorrow of Joannie.
The Audio Book Club
Feb. 15 2010 12:51 PMThe Audio Book Club on Don DeLilloOur critics discuss White Noise.
The XX Factor
Jan. 28 2010 11:00 AMRatings for Books?
Culture Gabfest
April 13 2011 10:26 AMThe Culture Gabfest, "Drinkable Suede" EditionListen to Slate's show about the films of director Sidney Lumet, PBS' Vine Talk, and Meghan O'Rourke's new memoir The Long Goodbye.
March 24 2011 4:48 PMWhat Is Grief Actually Like?Participate in Slate's survey about mourning and loss.
The Audio Book Club
Dec. 20 2010 7:12 AMThe Audio Book Club on Lord of MisruleOur critics discuss Jaimy Gordon's National Book Award-winning novel.
The Audio Book Club
Nov. 15 2010 7:09 AMThe Audio Book Club on RemainderOur critics discuss Tom McCarthy's Remainder.
Life And Art
Oct. 8 2010 12:09 PMWhy We Love SecretariatIt's more than his speed.
The XX Factor
Aug. 23 2010 3:04 PMWhat Is "Workplace Bullying?"
Tv Club
June 20 2010 8:40 AMWeek 7: Trust and the Lack of It
Tv Club
June 12 2010 7:32 AMWeek 6: Farewell to Two Old Friends
Tv Club
May 31 2010 7:02 AMWeek 4: Losing Your Loved Ones in Texas
Tv Club
May 22 2010 7:10 AMBuddy Is Back!
Tv Club
May 10 2010 6:54 AMWeek 1: Coach Taylor Is Acting Like a Man Backed Into a Corner
The XX Factor
March 17 2010 12:19 PMWhat We Talk About When We Talk About Cancer
Five-ring Circus
Feb. 19 2010 11:29 AMJumping vs. TwirlingEvan Lysacek, Evgeni Plushenko, and the battle for the soul of men's figure skating.
The XX Factor
Feb. 3 2010 10:13 AMJames Cameron Is More Sentimental Than Kathryn Bigelow
The XX Factor
Jan. 20 2010 2:24 PMThe Trouble With Embracing Your Inner Narcissist




More Than Scottish Pride

Scotland’s referendum isn’t about nationalism. It’s about a system that failed, and a new generation looking to take a chance on itself. 

What Charles Barkley Gets Wrong About Corporal Punishment and Black Culture

Why Greenland’s “Dark Snow” Should Worry You

Three Talented Actresses in Three Terrible New Shows

Why Do Some People See the Virgin Mary in Grilled Cheese?

The science that explains the human need to find meaning in coincidences.


Happy Constitution Day!

Too bad it’s almost certainly unconstitutional.

Is It Worth Paying Full Price for the iPhone 6 to Keep Your Unlimited Data Plan? We Crunch the Numbers.

What to Do if You Literally Get a Bug in Your Ear

  News & Politics
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Sept. 16 2014 2:35 PM Germany’s Nationwide Ban on Uber Lasted All of Two Weeks
The Vault
Sept. 16 2014 12:15 PM “Human Life Is Frightfully Cheap”: A 1900 Petition to Make Lynching a Federal Offense
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 15 2014 3:31 PM My Year As an Abortion Doula
  Slate Plus
Slate Plus Video
Sept. 16 2014 2:06 PM A Farewell From Emily Bazelon The former senior editor talks about her very first Slate pitch and says goodbye to the magazine.
Brow Beat
Sept. 16 2014 8:43 PM This 17-Minute Tribute to David Fincher Is the Perfect Preparation for Gone Girl
Future Tense
Sept. 16 2014 6:40 PM This iPhone 6 Feature Will Change Weather Forecasting
  Health & Science
Sept. 16 2014 1:39 PM The Case of the Missing Cerebellum How did a Chinese woman live 24 years missing part of her brain?
Sports Nut
Sept. 15 2014 8:41 PM You’re Cut, Adrian Peterson Why fantasy football owners should release the Minnesota Vikings star.