Rebecca Onion, Slate

Rebecca Onion


Athens, OH, United States

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Past articles by Rebecca:

Help! I’m Getting Awfully Close to My Ex’s Twin Brother.

I feel guilty. → Read More

Why the Most Uncomfortable TV Show Ever Is So Good at What It Does

You haven’t truly cringed until you’ve seen MILF Manor. → Read More

A Detailed Review of the Orgy Scene in Alexander Skarsgård and Mia Goth’s New Movie

Infinity Pool was nearly rated NC-17 for its sex scenes, but are they any good? → Read More

Why a Certain Marie Kondo Quote Set the Online Mommy World on Fire This Week

All that fury isn’t really about Kondo. → Read More

We Have a New Fixation After Mass Shootings. It Won’t Save Us.

Tales of brave bystanders have an obvious appeal after gun violence. But where do they leave us? → Read More

Help! My Boyfriend Wants His Ex and Three Kids to Move in With Us.

“I’d be seriously worried about getting deeper into a relationship with this kind of person.” → Read More

Help! I Think My In-Laws Are Using a Clever Ruse to Try and Steal Our Dog.

They claim their issue is our kids’ safety, but we aren’t so sure. → Read More

Forgive Us, Sylvester Stallone at 75 Is Hot

Does he a look a little like a melting candle? Yes. And yet. → Read More

Elf Is a Documentary About My Life

My 6-year-old loves this holiday classic because Buddy bends the world to fit him. What will she do when the world doesn’t bend for her? → Read More

The Most Underappreciated Podcast Genre Had a Great Year. Here Are 2022’s Best.

Sure, in-depth narrative journalism is great. But so is feeling like you’re part of the conversation with your “friends.” → Read More

A Detailed Review of the Sex Scenes in Netflix’s Latest Steamy Literary Adaptation

The new Lady Chatterley’s Lover is surprisingly explicit—except that it leaves out the book’s most scandalous part. → Read More

Oh, Good: Netflix’s Big New Hit Is Promoting an Absurd “Theory” About Human History

Joe Rogan is, naturally, a fan. → Read More

An Ex-Scientologist Explains the Danny Masterson Trial—and How Scientology Got Desperate

In a lengthy response, Scientology denied nearly every claim in this interview. → Read More

What It Means When Taylor Swift Calls Herself “Fat”

She removed the word from her "Anti-Hero" video following backlash. → Read More

House of the Dragon Is Good Now?

This week’s episode shows how middle managers can be our most evil villains. → Read More

This Week’s Worst Person in Westeros: Aegon Targaryen

He’s a true rising star of awfulness. → Read More

The One Thing That Can Fix House of the Dragon

Back when Jaime and Cersei Lannister were horrifying us on a weekly basis, their twincestuous love affair—defined from the start as evil and corrupting (remember “the things I do for love”?)—was a plot engine for Game of Thrones. The ultimate toxic relationship, the affair defined both characters, showing us their isolation from the rest of the world, highlighting Cersei’s narcissism and Jaime’s… → Read More

I Watched Showtime’s New American Gigolo, and Oh My God

Somehow our male prostitute fable has gone full QAnon. → Read More

The Worst Person on This Week’s House of the Dragon Can’t Keep a Secret

Second-worst: the makeup artist who created that smashed-in face. → Read More

The New Yorker’s Lukewarm Satirist-in-Chief Still Has a Silly Idea About Republicans

Andy Borowitz's new book, Profiles in Ignorance, reveals he is not up to the challenges of the post-Trump era. → Read More