Ruth Graham
Ruth Graham Ruth Graham

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

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
Brow Beat
Sept. 16 2015 2:33 PMA Documentary About Christian “Purity Culture” Shows All the Ways It’s Obsessed With Sex
Culturebox
Aug. 31 2015 5:57 AMFamous Last WordsThe rise of the viral obituary.
Brow Beat
Aug. 17 2015 12:29 PMThe New York Times “Mini” Crossword Is an Utter Disgrace to the NYT Crossword Brand
Brow Beat
June 29 2015 2:31 PMWhat I Learned From Reading Pro-Confederacy Children’s Books
Brow Beat
June 5 2015 1:14 PMPreach Looks Like Just Another Reality-Show Catfight. It Is—but It's Also So Much More.
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.
Faith-based
Sept. 8 2015 3:16 PMAmerica’s Top Christian ComedianStephen Colbert gets all the attention, but the apolitical Jim Gaffigan is as self-deprecating about his faith as he is about his diet.
Brow Beat
Aug. 19 2015 1:48 PMThe New York Times “Mini” Crossword Replied to Slate’s Takedown, and It Was Perfect
Faith-based
July 8 2015 5:06 AMThe United States Is a Country of ConvertsBut how does it feel about one being president? 
Faith-based
June 18 2015 7:38 AMChristians Fought for the Environment for Decades Before Pope Francis’ EncyclicalCatholics in America a have a long tradition of looking out for Mother Earth.
Doublex
May 29 2015 11:10 AM“He Took It Into His Head to Frisk a Little”How the quickening fell out of favor.

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