Annie Lowrey

Annie Lowrey is a contributing editor for New York magazine. She can be reached at

Aug. 5 2011 12:32 PMThat Old Recessionary FeelingWhatever you want to call the slowdown, it is going to be hard to get out of.
Aug. 3 2011 5:15 PMWhen Dollar Stores Are Too ExpensiveYou know the economy is in bad shape when customers can't afford to shop at dollar stores anymore.
July 29 2011 4:48 PMThe $5 Trillion CoinGimmicks the government could use to resolve the debt-ceiling debacle.
July 28 2011 6:15 PMGet a Room! Is Airbnb a fad, or will it revolutionize the way you travel?
July 25 2011 5:57 PMThe Markets YawnWhy isn't Wall Street panicking about the default crisis yet?
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July 21 2011 4:19 PMManaging Gaga Inc.Troy Carter, Lady Gaga's business manager, describes their entrepreneurial deals.
July 18 2011 6:37 PMThe Guys Who Sign the ChecksWe asked all nine living former treasury secretaries what they thought of the debt ceiling. Here's what we found.
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July 18 2011 11:59 AMReed Hastings, CEO of NetflixFirst, he killed the video store. Now he's winning the digital revolution.
July 11 2011 6:06 PMWhere's the Shecovery?Why men are gaining jobs more quickly than women
July 5 2011 5:43 PMGet a Job, Kid! Only 25 percent of American teens have summer jobs, the lowest percentage on record. Why? Are they lazy?
June 29 2011 4:49 PMHow Much Would You Pay for a Job Offer?TheLadders, a job search site, will guarantee you a job offer if you meet its qualifications and pay $2,500. Is that a good deal?
June 27 2011 6:26 PMYour Big Car Is Killing MeAmerican cars are getting heavier and heavier. Is that dangerous?
June 22 2011 5:03 PMNewt's Million-Dollar BlunderDid Tiffany's give Gingrich a sweetheart deal? Or could you too get a $1 million credit line?
June 16 2011 5:13 PMI Love You, Dad (but $35 Less Than Mom)Do Americans buy more expensive gifts for Father's Day or Mother's Day?
Small Business
June 15 2011 3:57 PMThe Pawnshop Craze Finally Comes to the InternetCan Pawngo attract swanky, cash-poor clients with its new, Web-only pawn operation?
Aug. 4 2011 5:46 PM"They Used To Cane Each Other and Have Duels"Nancy Pelosi riffs on the debt deal, the nihilist GOP, and the fights Congress used to have.
Aug. 1 2011 6:29 PMThe Coming Double DipThe debt-ceiling compromise will do nothing to prevent the economy from tumbling into a second recession.
Political Gabfest
July 29 2011 12:20 PMThe Ugly, Mashed-Together Compromise GabfestListen to Slate's show about the debt-ceiling debate, the politically based shootings in Norway, and the bullying of gay students in Minnesota.
July 27 2011 5:10 PMIt's Not "Default"The U.S. will not default after Aug. 2. Something much weirder and more chaotic will happen.
July 21 2011 5:33 PMDefault Position How Congress' dithering on the debt ceiling is already dragging down the economy.
July 20 2011 5:56 PMReaders Without BordersWhat killed the big-box retailer? Hint: It wasn't the Internet.
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July 18 2011 11:57 AMTroy Carter, Business Manager for Lady GagaHow he has merged old-time marketing with radical new techniques to turn Gaga Inc. into a powerhouse of music, fashion, and media.
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July 18 2011 11:59 AMJack Dorsey, Founder of Twitter and SquareTwitter has changed how people communicate. Dorsey's new project Square will transform how you pay for everything.
July 8 2011 12:45 PMGet Busy With the FizzyHow SodaStream, the at-home carbonation device, has become so popular so quickly.
July 1 2011 11:21 AMBuy Lohan, Sell HighWhy is Lindsay Lohan tweeting about the Federal Reserve's monetary policy?
June 29 2011 6:45 AMIs That Cat Chow or Chicken Fried Rice? Take Slate's ingredients quiz.
June 24 2011 5:18 PMDo Tax Cuts Ever Increase Government Revenues?Three historical examples of tax cuts paying for themselves, and how they undercut the GOP claim that tax cuts always do that.
June 19 2011 6:37 PMIf It Feels Good, Charge ItHow more debt can lead to better self-esteem—but only if you're young.
The XX Factor
June 16 2011 5:11 PMWeiner's Biggest Mistake?
Small Business
June 13 2011 10:59 AMRent-an-ExpertThe fascinating new business that allows you to buy personal advice from a Nobel Prize-winning economist or a poker champion.



The Juice

Ford’s Big Gamble

It’s completely transforming America’s best-selling vehicle.

Should the United States Grant Asylum to Victims of Domestic Violence?

The Apple Watch Will Make Everyone Around You Just a Little Worse Off

This Was the First Object Ever Designed

Don’t Expect Adrian Peterson to Go to Prison

In much of America, beating your kids is perfectly legal. 


How the Apple Watch Will Annoy Us

A glowing screen attached to someone else’s wrist is shinier than all but the blingiest jewels.


A Little Bit Softer Now, a Little Bit Softer Now …

The sad, gradual decline of the fade-out in popular music.

Is Everyone Going to Declare Independence if Scotland Does It? 

I Tried to Write an Honest Profile of One of Bollywood’s Biggest Stars. It Didn’t Go Well.

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Sept. 12 2014 5:54 PM Olive Garden Has Been Committing a Culinary Crime Against Humanity
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Sept. 13 2014 8:38 AM “You’re More Than Just a Number” Goucher College goes transcript-free in admissions.
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Sept. 12 2014 4:05 PM Life as an NFL Wife: “He's the Star. Keep Him Happy.”
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Sept. 12 2014 5:55 PM “Do You Know What Porn Is?” Conversations with Dahlia Lithwick’s 11-year-old son.
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New Scientist
Sept. 14 2014 8:38 AM Scientific Misconduct Should Be a Crime It’s as bad as fraud or theft, only potentially more dangerous.
Sports Nut
Sept. 12 2014 4:36 PM “There’s No Tolerance for That” Pete Carroll and Jim Harbaugh say they don’t abide domestic abuse. So why do the Seahawks and 49ers have a combined six players accused of violence against women?