Ruth Graham
Ruth Graham Ruth Graham

Ruth Graham is a regular Slate contributor. She lives in New Hampshire.

Brow Beat
April 6 2016 8:02 AMThe Bizarre True Story of the Group That Seduces Philip in The Americans
The XX Factor
March 11 2016 3:41 PMGwyneth Paltrow Says Your Skincare Products Should Be Nurtured with Chants and Music
The XX Factor
March 8 2016 12:38 PMCanada Has a Critical Sperm Shortage, Proving Big Government Can't Provide Everything
The XX Factor
Feb. 29 2016 2:08 PMWhy Were All Those Guys So Weird About Mad Max’s Jenny Beavan Winning an Oscar?
Brow Beat
Feb. 23 2016 12:35 PMBachelor Ben Is a Very Religious Christian. So Why Won’t Producers Let Him Talk About It on TV?
The XX Factor
Feb. 3 2016 1:01 PMCDC Says Women Shouldn’t Drink Unless They’re on Birth Control. Is It Drunk?!?
The XX Factor
Jan. 20 2016 3:26 PMWhy Do So Many Celebrities Moonlight as Superheroes?
Doublex
Jan. 12 2016 10:46 AMWho Is Marco Rubio’s New Anti-Feminist Adviser?His name is Wayne Grudem, and he’s into something known as “complementarianism.”
Brow Beat
Dec. 22 2015 12:41 PMThis Holiday Season, Talk to Your Baby Boomer Parents About Their Annoying Cellphone Noises
Politics
Dec. 3 2015 1:08 PM“Prayer-Shaming” Isn’t About Attacking PrayerIt’s about calling out empty platitudes in the wake of tragedies such as San Bernardino.
Brow Beat
Nov. 17 2015 12:26 PMWatch Stephen Colbert Show Bill Maher How to Talk About Religion Without Being Obnoxious
Faith-based
Nov. 9 2015 2:07 PM“Why Hold a Child Hostage to My Doubts?” The confusing, complicated desire of parents with no religion to raise their kids with faith.
Brow Beat
Oct. 21 2015 8:02 AMThe Song Franzen Called a “Great Song” at the End of Purity Is the Worst Thing About Purity
Politics
Oct. 6 2015 3:51 PMWere the Oregon Shooting Victims Christian Martyrs?It’s too early to say, but we’ve used the label for mass shooting victims in the past and it ended up being a mistake.
Brow Beat
Sept. 25 2015 1:20 PMSelfies May Cause More Deaths Than Sharks—but Train Track Instagrams Are Killing People, Too
Books
April 4 2016 9:00 AMDummies for DummiesHappy 25th birthday to the perfect guides for when all you know is that you know nothing.
The XX Factor
March 11 2016 2:03 PMShould Bristol Palin Share Custody of Her Baby While She’s Breastfeeding? It’s Complicated.
Brow Beat
March 4 2016 12:51 PM50 Years After “Bigger Than Jesus,” We Forget How Shocking the Rest of That Beatles Interview Was
Culturebox
Feb. 25 2016 5:21 AMIn Defense of Small TalkIt’s not shallow, boring, or offensive. It’s a crucial social lubricant as valuable as wine or laughter.
The XX Factor
Feb. 22 2016 1:27 PMReports of Subway Sex Crimes Are Up—and That’s a Good Thing
Faith-based
Feb. 1 2016 1:14 PMFranklin Graham Wants to Be the Next Billy GrahamHe’s not even close.
The XX Factor
Jan. 12 2016 12:23 PMThe Story Behind El Chapo’s Psychedelic Button-Down Shirts
Brow Beat
Jan. 7 2016 5:08 PMThe Queasiest Thing About Making a Murderer Fandom Is Spoiler Culture
Faith-based
Dec. 17 2015 3:03 PMAmerica Needs More ImamsA lack of training and funding is creating a Muslim leadership vacuum in the U.S. That’s bad for everyone.
Doublex
Dec. 2 2015 3:45 PMKim Kardashian Has a ColdHealth issues are the new frontier in celebrity PR.
Brow Beat
Nov. 10 2015 12:51 PMA Millennial Nun Just Won Chopped. Here’s Why Nuns Actually Make for Great Reality TV Stars.
Brow Beat
Nov. 4 2015 8:02 AMHow Did Poodles Become a Symbol of Sexiness?
Family
Oct. 8 2015 5:00 AMWe Need a New Etiquette for Thank-You NotesYou have to thank the gift-givers immediately. But you also have to thank them correctly.
Culturebox
Sept. 28 2015 5:52 AMBanned Books Week Is a CrockThat’s good news! No one bans books anymore. We won!
The Slatest
Sept. 25 2015 12:05 PMCatholic School Is Dying. The School the Pope Is Visiting Is Attempting to Buck That Trend.

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