Culture Dish


I’m pleased to announce that, starting in May 2009, I’ll be writing a weekly science and health column for Slate’s new Double X Magazine. I’ll be covering any and all science that might be of interest to women (note: I won’t just be covering science about specific female issues — though I’ll definitely cover those).  Here, from Double X’s website, is a description of the new magazine:

Double X is a new Web magazine, founded by women but not just for women, that Slate will launch in spring 2009. The site will spin off from  Slate ‘s XX Factor blog,
where we’ve started a conversation among women–about politics, sex,
and culture–that both men and women listen in on. The new site will
take the Slate and XX Factor sensibility and apply it
to sexual politics, fashion, parenting, health, science, sex,
friendship, work-life balance, and anything else you might talk about
with your friends over coffee. We’ll tackle subjects high and low with
an approach that’s unabashedly intellectual but not dry or
condescending. The blog will be at the heart of the site, but we’ll
also publish essays, reporting, and other features.

Please submit leads about any interesting new scientific studies or issues for me to consider covering via this address.


  1. #1 Jason Thibeault
    March 21, 2009

    I hope you won’t abandon this blog entirely in taking on a paying gig. Congrats nonetheless!

  2. #2 Skloot
    March 22, 2009

    Thanks. And nope, definitely not abandoning this blog.

  3. #3 Comrade PhysioProf
    March 22, 2009

    w00t to the the Skloot!!!11!!ELEVENTY!111!

  4. #4 Arikia
    March 22, 2009

    Skl00t!!! That is absolutely amazing!! I can’t wait to read it. Hot logo too, I am a total typophile. Keep us posted!

  5. #5 David Dobbs
    March 22, 2009

    Congrats, Rebecca, and this is good news for both you and the web readership. Look forward to seeing the columns.

  6. #6 Courtney
    March 23, 2009

    I get great enjoyment and utility out of subscribing to Science Daily’s RSS feed. You might get some inspiration there too.

  7. #7 Jill U Adams
    April 29, 2009

    Congrats. I look forward to reading your column.

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