Britt Peterson

Britt Peterson is the Word columnist for the Boston Globe Ideas section and a freelance writer in Washington, D.C.

Future Tense
Nov. 11 2014 2:02 PMThe Golden Age of Telegraph LiteratureThe 19th-century genre showcased technology anxieties and Catfish-esque storylines.
Books
June 29 2012 11:43 PMThe Case of the Feline FlatfootAren’t cats more likely to commit crimes than to detect them?
Five-ring Circus
July 26 2012 8:00 AMThe Irish WhalesAmerica’s gluttonous, English-hating, gold-medal-winning Olympic heroes of the early 20th century.
Culturebox
Jan. 24 2012 1:34 PMFarmer Groupies and Chicken CoddlersThe Foxfire books and the paradox of the modern DIY movement.
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Nov. 21 2014 1:38 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? See if you can keep pace with the copy desk, Slate’s most comprehensive reading team.