Olivia Merrion

Olivia Merrion is an editor who lives in the Washington, D.C. area. 

The Gist
Oct. 16 2014 1:30 PMCan You Play Electric Guitar in the Tundra?Bryan Adams’ strange grudge against electricity.
Damned Spot
Sept. 30 2014 9:00 AMNow Stare. Don’t Stop.The perfect political wife’s loving gaze in campaign ads.
Aug. 28 2014 2:16 PMSharknado, the Biggest Emmy Snub of Them AllA case for the best worst TV movie of the year.
Brow Beat
Aug. 18 2014 8:32 AMMusic Videos Set in Mental Hospitals: The Supercut
The Gist
Oct. 10 2014 9:36 AMI Have the Documents!Local news anchors offer indisputable proof they’ve read the official report.
Brow Beat
Sept. 18 2014 4:33 PMThe Top 5 Dadsplaining Moments From The Cosby Show
Brow Beat
Aug. 25 2014 1:49 PMWatch Seemingly Every College Dean From the Movies Lose It Completely
Brow Beat
July 1 2014 12:06 PMEvery Time an Orange Is the New Black Actor Was on Law & Order



Forget Oculus Rift

This $25 cardboard box turns your phone into an incredibly fun virtual reality experience.

The Congressional Republican Digging Through Scientists’ Grant Proposals

Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real

Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band

Can it be again?

Whole Foods Is Desperate for Customers to Feel Warm and Fuzzy Again

The XX Factor

I’m 25. I Have $250.03.

My doctors want me to freeze my eggs.

The XX Factor
Oct. 20 2014 6:17 PM I’m 25. I Have $250.03. My doctors want me to freeze my eggs.

Smash and Grab

Will competitive Senate contests in Kansas and South Dakota lead to more late-breaking races in future elections?

George Tiller’s Murderer Threatens Another Abortion Provider, Claims Free Speech

These Companies in Japan Are More Than 1,000 Years Old

  News & Politics
The World
Oct. 21 2014 3:13 PM Why Countries Make Human Rights Pledges They Have No Intention of Honoring
Oct. 21 2014 4:33 PM Walmart Is Killing the Rest of Corporate America in Solar Power Adoption
The Vault
Oct. 21 2014 2:23 PM A Data-Packed Map of American Immigration in 1903
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 21 2014 3:03 PM Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Oct. 21 2014 1:02 PM Where Are Slate Plus Members From? This Weird Cartogram Explains. A weird-looking cartogram of Slate Plus memberships by state.
Brow Beat
Oct. 21 2014 1:47 PM The Best Way to Fry an Egg
Future Tense
Oct. 21 2014 4:14 PM Planet Money Uncovers One Surprising Reason the Internet Is Sexist
  Health & Science
Climate Desk
Oct. 21 2014 11:53 AM Taking Research for Granted Texas Republican Lamar Smith continues his crusade against independence in science.
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.