Rachelle Hampton
Rachelle Hampton

Rachelle Hampton is a Slate editorial assistant.

Life
July 20 2018 4:14 PMNew Reporting on the Devonte Hart Cases Suggests His Biological Family Was Treated Unfairly by a Racist Adoption System
The Goods
July 17 2018 5:55 AMWho Would Buy CIE Denim’s $385 Upside-Down Jean Shorts?
Downtime
July 13 2018 3:32 PMWhy Are There So Many Pumpkins on Ben Carson’s Instagram?Carson’s weird Instagram feed feels like a time capsule to his weird presidential campaign. In 2018, it’s almost soothing.
Family
July 11 2018 10:30 AMWhen Your Dad Is Mike Pesca, Host of the Gist PodcastFeaturing Emmett Pesca, age 9, grade four.
The Goods
July 9 2018 1:45 PMWho Would Buy a Refurbished $660 Rotary Telephone?
Work
July 3 2018 7:30 AMIn Praise of the PuenteHaving the Fourth of July on a Wednesday—and work on a Thursday—is a sin. Luckily, Spain has our salvation.
Brow Beat
June 29 2018 12:40 PMDid Anyone Understand Westworld?Four critics discuss Westworld’s Season 2  in spoiler-filled detail.
Relationships
June 26 2018 4:13 PMWhy Has Low-Stakes, Netflix-and-Chill Dating Become the Norm? Because Our Swipe-Happy Culture Is Exhausting.
The Goods
June 21 2018 11:08 AMWho Would Buy Gucci’s $1,600 Hawaiian-Print Dad Ensemble?
Books
June 20 2018 10:00 AMState of ContradictionsLawrence Wright paints an intimate, nuanced portrait of Texas. If only he had been willing to look harder at its racial dynamics.
The Goods
June 13 2018 10:56 AMAll Your Burning Questions About the $93,000 Ring Pete Davidson Allegedly Bought for Ariana Grande, AnsweredLike: How much does an SNL cast member make, anyway??
Family
June 11 2018 7:37 AMWhen Your Mom Is “Mommy Blogger” Heather Armstrong aka DooceFeaturing Leta Armstrong, age 14, grade eight.
The Goods
May 29 2018 2:06 PMWho Would Buy Nunc’s Fancy Marble Watch That Can’t Tell Time?
Life
May 24 2018 2:43 PM“It Was a Cleansing Day”Ryan M. Kelly won a Pulitzer for photographing a man saving a woman during the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville. Now, almost a year later, he shot their wedding.
Family
May 21 2018 4:23 PMThe Baby Name Crisis of 2018 Is Upon Us
Downtime
July 18 2018 4:48 PMAll the Millennial Clichés in Refinery29’s Money Diary That Sound Like a Fake Millennial Wrote Them
Work
July 16 2018 5:49 PMTurns Out Open-Office Plans, Once Hailed as Facilitators of Face Time, Might Actually Stifle Communication
The Goods
July 12 2018 1:09 PMBuy Stove Top Stuffing Mix or Own a Cat? You’re Probably White, According to a New Study.
The Goods
July 10 2018 7:00 AMStarbucks Is Getting Rid of Plastic Straws: Great for the Environment, but Sippy Cups Are Worse for Our Teeth
Downtime
July 6 2018 11:38 AMWhy Don’t Millennials Join Country Clubs? Because Millennials Can’t Stop Working.
Relationships
June 29 2018 6:08 PMCDC: Teens Are Waiting Longer to Have Sex, but Too Many Are Forgoing Contraceptives
Life
June 28 2018 5:04 PMThere’s a Razor Company Finally Showing Female Body Hair in Its Ads. But Is that Really So Radical?
Life
June 22 2018 3:32 PM“We Were Taking Away Their Objects and Now We’re Taking Away Their Children”Tom Kiefer, photographer and former janitor at a Customs processing facility, reflects on his photos of immigrant belongings confiscated at the border.
Family
June 20 2018 6:14 PMFamily Members of Detainees Are Reviewing Border Detention Centers on FacebookThe ratings and reviews of these facilities paint a vivid picture of what life has been like inside the centers.
Brow Beat
June 13 2018 3:02 PMTiffany Haddish Used What’s Eating Gilbert Grape to Hit on Leonardo DiCaprio
Life
June 13 2018 10:10 AMCould “Post-Brokeness Stress Disorder,” Financial Anxiety That Lingers After Solvency, Actually Be Helpful?
Food
June 10 2018 8:27 PM“We Know Phonies From a Thousand Miles Away. He Wasn’t One.”Food writer Gustavo Arellano on why Anthony Bourdain meant so much to marginalized communities.
Downtime
May 25 2018 5:00 PM“Never Shorts” Guys Should Take a Cue From the Body Positivity Movement and Free Their Legs
Life
May 23 2018 11:31 AMWhy Taking a Compliment Is Actually Trickier Than It Seems
Brow Beat
May 21 2018 3:35 PMA Book Club Book ClubFour Fifty Shades of Grey readers discuss how seriously (or not) the new rom-com takes E.L. James’ series.

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