Sony Pictures Hack Reveals Stark Gender Pay GapPhoto by Nic McPhee

Sony Pictures Hack Reveals Stark Gender Pay Gap

Originally Published: Slate • December 5, 2014

At Sony’s Columbia Pictures division, a man and a woman have the same job and—oh dear, this is awkward—he’s making close to a million dollars more. Read more...

How (and How Not) to Break Up With a Roommate (TNR.com)Photo by Alli Stancil

How (and How Not) to Break Up With a Roommate (TNR.com)

Originally Published: NewRepublic.com • September 16, 2014 

For his first six years in New York City, Ben Grow lived out a particular urban fantasy. He and a group of other classical musicians, several of them friends from college, all found apartments in the same Washington Heights building; at one point, there were nine of them spread across three units. Read more...

Baby, You Can’t Drive My Car: Why does the auto industry get women so wrong?

Baby, You Can’t Drive My Car: Why does the auto industry get women so wrong?

Originally Published: Slate • March 19, 2013 

Clotaire Rapaille, a French-born psychiatrist-turned-marketer, has a theory about what women want in cars. In focus groups, Rapaille uses Jungian psychoanalysis to probe consumers until they reveal the unconscious “archetypes” that supposedly reside in their “reptilian” brains, steering them toward certain purchases. Read more...
Oxytots: Instead of learning from the unfounded hysteria of the crack baby era, we’re repeating it (Slate)Photo by Roberto Carlos Pecino Martinez

Oxytots: Instead of learning from the unfounded hysteria of the crack baby era, we’re repeating it (Slate)

Originally Published: Slate • December 7, 2014

In 1985, as crack cocaine use was surging in American cities, the New England Journal of Medicine published a provocative study. Read more...