Ruth Graham

Ruth Graham is a writer in New Hampshire.

Books
June 5 2014 2:49 PMAgainst YARead whatever you want. But you should feel embarrassed when what you’re reading was written for children.
Doublex
Jan. 22 2014 11:51 PMCandace Cameron Bure Wants to Balance Your Full HouseCan the actress who played D.J. Tanner be the evangelical Anne-Marie Slaughter?
Books
Dec. 2 2013 11:09 AMThe Sweetest ReclineOn the joys of lying down.
Faith-based
Nov. 27 2012 9:05 AMRe-evangelizing New EnglandHow church-planting and music festivals are bringing about a quiet revival.
Doublex
April 18 2012 7:45 AMOccupy RiverdaleGay marriage, Obama, and the Occupy movement come to Archie’s wholesome hometown.
Doublex
Jan. 31 2012 7:00 AMMass Hysteria in Upstate New YorkWhy more than a dozen teenage girls are exhibiting Tourette’s-like symptoms.
Doublex
Oct. 28 2011 7:04 AMAnd Then Giddy Helen Drowned in a WellA Halloween slide show history of cautionary tales for children.
Culturebox
Oct. 24 2011 7:06 AMThe Fading of FallWhy the bright red leaves of New England are in danger.
Doublex
Sept. 1 2011 2:43 PMA Year of Biblical WomanhoodAn evangelical blogger is spending 12 months following the Bible's instructions for women—and she's doing it for egalitarian reasons.
Doublex
March 2 2011 12:05 PMThe Next Queen of MagicDoes magic need more female performers to be cool again?
Doublex
Dec. 7 2010 6:39 PMThe History of Baby-Sitting
The XX Factor
Oct. 7 2010 12:15 PMOnward Christian Princesses
Doublex
July 2 2010 10:25 AMSew ToughThe real Betsy Ross was a hard-nosed, snuff-loving businesswoman.
The XX Factor
June 18 2010 12:01 PMAbby Sunderland Deserves the Money
Family
Feb. 6 2014 8:45 AM“My Life Is a Waking Nightmare”Why do parents make parenting sound so God-awful?
Faith-based
Dec. 11 2013 2:31 PMThe Evangelical Celebrity MachineJanet Mefferd accused pastor Mark Driscoll of plagiarism then deleted all her proof. Why’d she back down?
Doublex
Oct. 10 2013 5:24 PMToo Much HappinessAlice Munro's Nobel Prize win moved me in unexpected ways.
Doublex
Oct. 15 2012 9:45 AMHer Year of Living BiblicallyAn evangelical blogger spent 12 months following the Bible. Then she wrote a book about it. Now some Christian bookstores won’t sell it.
Faith-based
Feb. 10 2012 7:00 AMA Shunning in SeattleA powerful megachurch’s harsh tactics raise questions about how much control churches should have over their members’ lives.
Doublex
Dec. 8 2011 7:13 AMAdventures in Baby-SittingFrom Marilyn Monroe’s former mental patient to Jonah Hill’s bawdy caretaker, a brief cultural history of the American sitter.
Doublex
Oct. 28 2011 6:02 AM“Master Anthony Greedyguts” Becomes a Pig: A Slide Show of Cautionary Tales for Children
The XX Factor
Sept. 16 2011 2:39 PMStory hour, once a public library mainstay, is coming to a mall near you.
The XX Factor
April 14 2011 1:30 PM"I Prayed Myself Slim"
Doublex
Dec. 8 2010 7:00 AMArchie Gets Married and Goes to HellWhat has a new spin-off comic done to our cheery red-head?
Doublex
Nov. 9 2010 10:13 AMThe Nancy Grace of Her Time?Jane Addams was controversial and independent-minded.
Doublex
July 29 2010 9:58 AMWas This Children's Book About Sarah Palin Unfit To Print?We reveal what's inside the indefinitely postponed Speaking Up: The Sarah Palin Story.
Doublex
June 23 2010 7:05 AMAre You There, God?How Christian YA novels are offering a surprisingly empowering guide to adolescence.
Doublex
Feb. 14 2010 7:24 AMShopaholic at the White House Was President Lincoln's wife bipolar or just ahead of her time?

TODAY IN SLATE

Sports Nut

Grandmaster Clash

One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.

The Extraordinary Amicus Brief That Attempts to Explain the Wu-Tang Clan to the Supreme Court Justices

Amazon Is Officially a Gadget Company. Here Are Its Six New Devices.

Do the Celebrities Whose Nude Photos Were Stolen Have a Case Against Apple?

The NFL Explains How It Sees “the Role of the Female”

Future Tense

Amazon Is Now a Gadget Company

Food

How to Order Chinese Food

First, stop thinking of it as “Chinese food.”

Scotland Is Inspiring Secessionists Across America

The Country Where Women Aren’t Allowed to Work Once They’re 36 Weeks’ Pregnant

The XX Factor
Sept. 18 2014 11:40 AM The Country Where Women Aren’t Allowed to Work Once They’re 36 Weeks’ Pregnant
Moneybox
Sept. 17 2014 5:10 PM The Most Awkward Scenario in Which a Man Can Hold a Door for a Woman
  News & Politics
The World
Sept. 18 2014 1:34 PM Americans Fault Obama for Giving Them Exactly the Anti-ISIS Strategy They Want
  Business
Business Insider
Sept. 17 2014 1:36 PM Nate Silver Versus Princeton Professor: Who Has the Right Models?
  Life
Doonan
Sept. 18 2014 2:00 PM On the Death of My Homophobic Dog I named him Liberace, but I couldn’t have chosen a less appropriate namesake for this coarse, emotionally withholding Norwich terrier.
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 18 2014 12:03 PM The NFL Opines on “the Role of the Female”
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Sept. 18 2014 1:23 PM “It’s Not Everyday That You Can Beat the World Champion” An exclusive interview with chess grandmaster Fabiano Caruana.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Sept. 18 2014 2:03 PM Ryan Adams’ New Song Is a Reminder That He’s One of His Generation’s Best Songwriters
  Technology
Future Tense
Sept. 18 2014 1:24 PM Can the Celebrities Whose Photos Were Stolen Really Sue Apple? It may be harder to prove “harm” than it seems.
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 18 2014 7:30 AM Red and Green Ghosts Haunt the Stormy Night
  Sports
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.