Michelle Dean

Michelle Dean is a senior writer at Gawker and at work on a book about female intellectuals. Follow her on Twitter.

Books
Aug. 6 2014 3:10 PMThe End of the Suburban NovelIn Friendswood, René Steinke tries to reimagine a familiar story.
Books
July 12 2013 10:00 AMThe Professor-Student Love Affair, RevisitedTwo new novels suggest we’re still uncomfortable with the subject.
Tv Club
April 9 2013 12:09 AMTop of the LakeGJ is like Hunter S. Thompson mixed with Sappho.
Brow Beat
Nov. 20 2012 6:14 PMStop Saying Oliver Stone’s Untold History Is a People's History
Brow Beat
Sept. 28 2012 12:15 PMThe Phony Class Warfare of Revenge
Books
June 29 2012 11:41 PMListening to WomenWhy smart, serious men have misunderstood Sheila Heti’s new book.
Books
March 5 2014 10:11 AM“This Is the End of Memoirs for Me”Susanna Kaysen and the material of a writer’s life.
Doublex
June 14 2013 11:19 AMEdward Snowden's Girlfriend Can't WinA scandal finds its sideshow.
Doublex
March 6 2013 11:04 AMRaise My ConsciousnessAn appreciation for the groovy all-women rap sessions of yore.
Books
Nov. 2 2012 11:14 PMNot as Nice as You ThinkOn Barbara Kingsolver and the problems of socially responsible novels.
Culturebox
Aug. 24 2012 3:30 AMHere Comes the Hillbilly, AgainWhat Honey Boo Boo really says about American culture.

TODAY IN SLATE

Foreigners

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.

Jurisprudence

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
Weigel
Sept. 16 2014 7:03 PM Kansas Secretary of State Loses Battle to Protect Senator From Tough Race
  Business
Moneybox
Sept. 16 2014 4:16 PM The iPhone 6 Marks a Fresh Chance for Wireless Carriers to Kill Your Unlimited Data
  Life
The Eye
Sept. 16 2014 12:20 PM These Outdoor Cat Shelters Have More Style Than the Average Home
  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.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Sept. 16 2014 8:43 PM This 17-Minute Tribute to David Fincher Is the Perfect Preparation for Gone Girl
  Technology
Future Tense
Sept. 16 2014 6:40 PM This iPhone 6 Feature Will Change Weather Forecasting
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 16 2014 11:46 PM The Scariest Campfire Story More horrifying than bears, snakes, or hook-handed killers.
  Sports
Sports Nut
Sept. 15 2014 9:05 PM Giving Up on Goodell How the NFL lost the trust of its most loyal reporters.