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.

The Audio Book Club
Jan. 18 2010 6:49 AMThe Audio Book Club onMary KarrOur critics discuss Lit.
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Dec. 21 2009 9:35 AMThe Audio Book Club on Vladimir NabokovOur critics discuss The Original of Laura.
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Oct. 19 2009 9:25 AMThe Audio Book Club on Nicholson BakerOur critics discuss The Anthologist.
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Aug. 20 2009 7:17 AMThe Audio Book Club on Cristina NehringOur critics discuss A Vindication of Love.
The XX Factor
June 23 2009 9:50 AMOn Watching Neda's Death
The Highbrow
June 19 2009 11:44 AMCrazy in LoveA new book makes the case for passionate obsession.
The XX Factor
June 18 2009 9:24 AMThe Problem with "Failed" Relationships
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June 16 2009 4:58 PMHas Marriage Become the Sacred Cow of Feminism?
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June 15 2009 3:28 PMDo Women Novelists Really Work in "Miniature"?
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June 9 2009 10:49 AMThe Pornographic Liberation of Sasha Grey
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June 4 2009 9:43 AMObama's Historic Speech in Cairo
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May 29 2009 1:40 PMThe First Medieval Women's Magazine?
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May 26 2009 5:15 PMSonia Sotomayor's Intuitive Mysticism
The Audio Book Club
May 21 2009 10:13 AMThe Audio Book Club on Atmospheric DisturbancesOur critics discuss Rivka Galchen's debut novel.
The XX Factor
May 18 2009 4:06 PMThe Fabulousness of Rachel Alexandra
Dec. 31 2009 2:33 PMRuth Lilly, RIPWilly Lilly Nilly—venture capital for poets.
The Audio Book Club
Nov. 16 2009 9:51 AMThe Audio Book Club on Raymond CarverOur critics discuss "A Small Good Thing" and "The Bath."
The Highbrow
Sept. 21 2009 7:21 AMThe Man Who Made OzL. Frank Baum and the first American fairy tale.
The Audio Book Club
July 16 2009 7:58 AMThe Audio Book Club on Gay TaleseOur critics discuss Thy Neighbor's Wife.
The XX Factor
June 22 2009 2:57 PMBoring Marriages vs. Failed Relationships
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June 18 2009 11:10 AMThe Audio Book Club on John Cheever and Flannery O'ConnorOur critics discuss "The Swimmer" and "A Good Man Is Hard To Find."
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June 17 2009 4:54 PMDouble X and Guernica Meet-Up In New York
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June 16 2009 9:37 AMIran, Recounting
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June 11 2009 10:57 PMWhy You Should See Pixar's Up
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June 5 2009 12:24 PMHow to Make Girls Succeed in Math and Science
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June 4 2009 8:58 AMWomen Not So Picky About Men After All?
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May 27 2009 4:41 PMSotomayor, Reverse Racist
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May 22 2009 3:52 PMTerminator, Terminated
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May 20 2009 10:47 AMWomen Are More Unhappy Than Ever
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May 15 2009 1:33 PMFeminism Is Not a Monolith and Neither is Double X



Medical Examiner

The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.

I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore

And schools are getting worried.

Global Marches Demand Action on Climate Change


Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem

Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology. 

Why a Sketch of Chelsea Manning Is Stirring Up Controversy

How Worried Should Poland, the Baltic States, and Georgia Be About a Russian Invasion?

  News & Politics
Sept. 20 2014 11:13 AM -30-
Business Insider
Sept. 20 2014 6:30 AM The Man Making Bill Gates Richer
Sept. 20 2014 7:27 AM How Do Plants Grow Aboard the International Space Station?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 4:58 PM Steubenville Gets the Lifetime Treatment (And a Cheerleader Erupts Into Flames)
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Sept. 21 2014 1:15 PM The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 5  A spoiler-filled discussion of "Time Heist."
Sept. 21 2014 9:00 PM Attractive People Being Funny While Doing Amusing and Sometimes Romantic Things Don’t dismiss it. Friends was a truly great show.
Future Tense
Sept. 19 2014 6:31 PM The One Big Problem With the Enormous New iPhone
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 21 2014 8:00 AM An Astronaut’s Guided Video Tour of Earth
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.