Michelle Nijhuis
Michelle Nijhuis

Michelle Nijhuis is a contributing writer for Smithsonian, a contributing editor of High Country News, and a 2011 Alicia Patterson Foundation fellow.

Brow Beat
Oct. 20 2014 1:26 PMThis $248 Denim Jumpsuit Is an Especially Callous Example of a Horrible Fashion Tradition
Aug. 29 2014 8:08 AMFifty Years of WildernessThe Wilderness Act’s most practical, important protection is its prohibition on roads.
Dec. 18 2013 12:53 PMBilbo Baggins Is a GirlUntil children’s books catch up to our daughters, rewrite them.
Animal Forecast
Feb. 26 2013 3:02 PMSwimming in Sperm and EggsCoral sex is explosive, exquisitely timed, and funky.
Nov. 7 2012 11:57 PMThe Puffin CharmerBy thinking like a social bird, Stephen Kress brought puffins back to the United States.
May 7 2012 6:32 AMLaboratory ConfidentialShould scientists be more forthcoming about their flaws?
Future Tense
Oct. 14 2014 12:25 PMIf You Have Ever Used a Computer, You Should Celebrate Ada Lovelace Day
April 30 2014 8:53 AMHow to Not Publish BaloneyAsk these five simple questions.
May 27 2013 8:45 AMPoughkeepsie Is No JokeClimate change will make it the city of the future.
Animal Forecast
Feb. 21 2013 12:08 PMConservation TriageSay you have an ark. Which species do you save?
Oct. 31 2012 2:39 PMThe Artwork That Infuriated Big CoalAcademic and artistic freedom, Wyoming-style.
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Hang Up And Listen
Feb. 9 2016 1:49 PM The 11th Worst Super Bowl in History How do you measure Super Bowl mediocrity? Slate correspondent Justin Peters stacks them up.