Ruth Graham
Ruth Graham Ruth Graham

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

Brow Beat
Feb. 25 2015 11:27 AMThis Season of MasterChef Junior Gave Us the Perfect Child Villain
Doublex
Feb. 17 2015 2:41 PMDon’t Blame Parents for Vaccine ResistanceBlame mothers.
Faith-based
Jan. 22 2015 11:56 AMThe Modern Megachurch Can’t Really DieThat’s because it’s not just one church.
Books
Jan. 5 2015 2:00 PMMy Love Language Is Silent CondescensionCould I learn anything about my marriage from a cheesy, best-selling, vaguely evangelical self-help franchise?
Books
Nov. 7 2014 9:27 AMThose Happy Golden YearsMore than 80 years later, Laura Ingalls Wilder’s true story is published.
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?
Books
Feb. 25 2015 7:00 AMSlate Voice: “Against YA”Listen to Dan Kois read Ruth Graham’s essay on why adults should be embarrassed to read young adult lit.
Brow Beat
Jan. 30 2015 3:51 PMUs Weekly Ran a Surprisingly Respectful Cover Story About Bruce Jenner’s Gender Identity
Brow Beat
Jan. 22 2015 8:06 AMChandler Bing Is the Worst Thing About Watching Friends in 2015
Ten Years in Your Ears
Dec. 14 2014 9:00 PMPastors Who PodcastWhatever your theology, your denomination, your interests, and your appetite for cursing, there’s a Christian podcast for you.
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

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