T. J. Raphael, Slate

T. J. Raphael


New York, NY, United States

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Past articles by T.:

Music Trivia: How Broadway Musicals Connect to the Pop Charts

The Hit Parade podcast shares trivia on Broadway hits, from The Cher Show to West Side Story to Oklahoma! → Read More

Music Trivia: Cover Queens and the Boy Wonder

How much do you know about music legend Stevie Wonder? Quiz yourself here. → Read More

R. Kelly and Music’s #MeToo Reckoning

Slate’s music history podcast talks about R. Kelly, the industry, and Creedence Clearwater Revival. → Read More

Music Trivia: Grammys and Gaga Edition

How much do you know about Lady Gaga? Quiz yourself with this trivia podcast. → Read More

The Media Scrutiny of Meghan Markle Is About More Than “Royal Etiquette”

The Waves also takes on gendered holiday gift guides and the women-led films of 2018. → Read More

7 Podcasts to Binge-Listen to on Your Thanksgiving Road Trip

Podcast episodes on culture, music, and politics can help you pass the time as you celebrate Thanksgiving. → Read More

7 Podcasts to Listen to While You Wait in Line to Vote

Driving to your polling place? Waiting in a long line? We’ve got seven podcast episodes to keep you company. → Read More


UN Women head: The time is now for gender equality

The agency also hopes to build alliances between urban and rural women, since many can face similar challenges no matter where they are in the world. → Read More


When health care comes with harassment: photographing abortion clinic protests

Wendi Kent photographs protesters outside of family planning clinics. She says she tries hard to stay away from creating any kind of spin around the photos. → Read More


He argues for rolling back abortion rights in the US

Clarke Forsythe has worked with Americans United for Life in the courts and state legislatures to restrict abortion, always with an eye on overturning Roe v. Wade. → Read More


In the 45 years since Roe v. Wade, states have passed 1,193 abortion restrictions

"Back then, you just took your chance," said Barbara, about abortion in the mid-1950s in Oklahoma. → Read More


As oceans suffocate, dead zones grow

A new analysis by the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center shows that oceans are suffocating as the number of dead zones is dramatically increasing. → Read More


Here’s how Trump’s crackdown on ‘chain migration’ will affect migrant families

Both Republicans and Democrats have expressed a desire to bring DACA recipients into the fold, but with a president who rode into office using anti-immigrant rhetoric, it’s unclear what kind of concessions might be made. → Read More


Unless Congress acts, nearly 9 million US children could soon be without health care

At the end of September, Congress allowed the deadline for refunding CHIP to expire. Replenishing funds for the program should be a slam dunk in Congress — there is usually bipartisan support for this program that helps kids — but CHIP still doesn’t have a funding plan, and the program is running on fumes. → Read More


Since the 2016 campaign, there’s been at least one other person behind the @realDonaldTrump handle

President Donald Trump has tweeted controversial, inflammatory and false information for years. Since 2016, someone else has helped him do it. → Read More


How gun laws let domestic violence offenders slip through the cracks

Research shows that domestic abuse is a clear risk factor for patterns of escalating violence. So, how can domestic abusers get firearms? → Read More


Poll: For women at work, harassment complaints fall on deaf ears

According to a recent Takeaway-Harris poll, more and more people (62 percent) say they feel comfortable speaking out and challenging their abusers. But when digging into those numbers, a different story unfolds. → Read More


How a rapper's radio interview revealed a Saudi soft power campaign

A Saudi rapper's interview with The Takeaway led journalists to uncover a soft power campaign. → Read More


Who is George Papadopoulos?

The FBI arrested George Papadopoulos in July. What do we know about Papadopoulos, his background and his role in the campaign? → Read More


The curious case of the $629 ER bill — and one expensive Band-Aid

In January 2015, Malcolm Bird took his 1-year-old daughter, Collette, to an emergency room after she started bleeding heavily from a cut on her finger. The doctor cleaned up the cut, put a Band-Aid on it, and sent them home. → Read More