Sandra Is the new Jen

The XX Factor
What Women Really Think
May 12 2010 11:57 AM

Sandra Is the new Jen


Since Sandra Bullock's tragic cuckquean tale emerged about a month ago, there have been exactly ZERO tabloid stories concerning the sadsack life of America's usual favorite depressed and desperate woman, Jennifer Aniston. In fact the, only news involving Aniston is good news: She's set to film two comedies this summer . The first is an Apatow vehicle co-starring Paul Rudd, and the other is titled Horrible Bosses , a dark comedy about a team of friends who conspire to murder their tyrannical work overlords. I would hail these news bits, which are getting a lot of play on the blogosphere, as signs of a Jen comeback, but the truth is that Jennifer Aniston has been making movies nonstop. It's just now that there's a sadder woman in Hollywood, the print-powers-that-be can write about Aniston's upcoming projects without ruminating on her current state of happiness as well. Apparently the tabloids only require one miserable woman representative at a time.


Photograph of Sandra Bullock by John Shearer/Getty Images.



Forget Oculus Rift

This $25 cardboard box turns your phone into an incredibly fun virtual reality experience.

Stop Panicking. America Is Now in Very Good Shape to Respond to the Ebola Crisis.

The 2014 Kansas City Royals Show the Value of Building a Mediocre Baseball Team

The GOP Won’t Win Any Black Votes With Its New “Willie Horton” Ad

Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band

Can it be again?


Smash and Grab

Will competitive Senate contests in Kansas and South Dakota lead to more late-breaking races in future elections?

I Am 25. I Don’t Work at Facebook. My Doctors Want Me to Freeze My Eggs.

These Companies in Japan Are More Than 1,000 Years Old

  News & Politics
The World
Oct. 21 2014 11:40 AM The U.S. Has Spent $7 Billion Fighting the War on Drugs in Afghanistan. It Hasn’t Worked. 
Business Insider
Oct. 21 2014 11:27 AM There Is Now a Real-life Hoverboard You Can Preorder for $10,000
Oct. 21 2014 11:37 AM What Was It Like to Work at the Original Napster?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 20 2014 6:17 PM I Am 25. I Don’t Work at Facebook. My Doctors Want Me to Freeze My Eggs.
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Oct. 20 2014 7:15 AM The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 9 A spoiler-filled discussion of "Flatline."
Oct. 21 2014 12:05 PM Same-Sex Couples at Home With Themselves in 1980s America
Oct. 21 2014 10:43 AM Social Networking Didn’t Start at Harvard It really began at a girls’ reform school.
  Health & Science
Climate Desk
Oct. 21 2014 11:53 AM Taking Research for Granted Texas Republican Lamar Smith continues his crusade against independence in science.
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.