The XX Factor

News About DoubleX

After some deliberation, we have decided to fold DoubleX back into Slate . The site will now become its own section, with our XX Factor blog, articles, and special projects already in the works. Our aim is to create a more intimate version of the community we have built, with many of the same voices and passions.

For many of you, this won’t much change your experience of reading us. We will have many of the same bloggers and writers, and Hanna and Emily will continue to run the project. The decision is being made for business reasons rather than as an editorial judgment. In fact, it’s the editorial quality of the site, and the way in which it so perfectly embodies the Slate DNA, that makes this a natural next step. This is a new phase, not an ending-since we came out of Slate , where we started XX Factor, it’s a return to our roots.

To give us time to map out the details, the site will live in its current form until sometime around the end of the year. We will tell you when we’re ready to pack up our virtual boxes and move back into Slate . When we do, we will have a new commenting feature on Slate that will allow us to improve on the thoughtful and smart commenting many of you have been doing. It’s been an absolute pleasure, and we look forward to continuing it.