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.

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May 13 2009 10:30 AMDo Americans Care About Appointing a Female Supreme Court Justice?
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May 12 2009 6:00 AMYour Guide to Double X
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May 4 2009 3:59 PMPoet(ess) Laureates
Grieving
April 21 2009 4:28 PMWhat Is It Like To Recover From Grief?
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April 8 2009 12:49 PMWatching Someone You Love Accept Death
Tv Club
April 6 2009 11:29 AMWeek 12: The Evolution of Tyra Collette
Grieving
March 25 2009 12:36 PMCan Nature Help Assuage Your Grief?
Tv Club
March 24 2009 7:07 AMWeek 10: The Joy and Melancholy of Being a High-School Senior
Grieving
March 17 2009 11:36 AMDreaming of the Dead
Tv Club
March 16 2009 12:33 PMWeek 9: Don't You Miss Smash?
Grieving
March 12 2009 11:29 AMHamlet's Not Depressed. He's Grieving.
Grieving
March 5 2009 11:24 AM"Normal" vs. "Complicated" Grief
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May 12 2009 4:20 PMBully for Bullies
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May 12 2009 12:11 AMSpock Is From Mars, Kirk Is From Venus
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May 8 2009 5:16 PMWhen Mother’s Day Goes From Schmaltzy to Sad
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May 6 2009 2:05 PMWhat Would Claire Booth Luce Have Thought of Elizabeth Edwards and Rielle Hunter?
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May 6 2009 8:52 AMMoDo on Elizabeth Edwards
Grieving
April 21 2009 4:28 PMWhat Is It Like To Recover From Grief?
Tv Club
April 13 2009 6:54 AMSeason finale: A Bracing Dose of Reality
Grieving
April 8 2009 12:49 PMWatching Someone You Love Accept Death
Tv Club
March 30 2009 6:46 AMWeek 11: This Show Makes Me Cry More Reliably Than Chopping Onions
Grieving
March 25 2009 12:36 PMCan Nature Help Assuage Your Grief?
Tv Club
March 21 2009 9:26 AMWeek 10: The Best Conversation About Teen Sex I've Ever Seen on TV
Grieving
March 17 2009 11:36 AMDreaming of the Dead
Grieving
March 12 2009 11:29 AMHamlet's Not Depressed. He's Grieving.
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March 9 2009 2:48 PMWeek 8: Will Tyra End Up Dancing at the Landing Strip?
Grieving
March 5 2009 11:24 AM"Normal" vs. "Complicated" Grief

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Sept. 30 2014 5:54 PM Goodbye, Tough Guy It’s time for Michigan to fire its toughness-obsessed coach, Brady Hoke.