Jude Stewart

Jude Stewart writes about design and culture for Slate, The Believer, Fast Company and Print among others. Her first book, ROY G. BIV: An Exceedingly Surprising Book About Color, is available now.

The Eye
Oct. 25 2013 9:30 AMA Short History of the Iconic Cab Color
June 14 2012 10:43 AMThe Simple, Humble, Surprisingly Sexy ButtonA visual history.
Sept. 10 2010 9:59 AMSeeing Spots
Feb. 19 2010 7:14 AMPink Is for Battleships
June 9 2009 11:23 AMSoil YourselfThe search for the best composter on the market.
June 5 2007 1:44 PMFired UpWhich portable grill cranks up the heat? 
Dec. 30 2005 12:13 PMThe Mystery of Dinner for OneHow an obscure British skit has become Germany's most popular New Year's tradition.
The Eye
Oct. 14 2013 5:00 AMWhy Are Jeans Blue?
The XX Factor
June 5 2012 5:46 PMYou’ll Love This Kids’ TV Show (Even if You Don’t Understand It)
Sept. 10 2010 9:59 AMSeeing SpotsFrom lepers to paranoia: The twisted history of the polka dot.
Feb. 19 2010 7:14 AMPink Is for BattleshipsA history of a decidedly unladylike color.
Aug. 6 2008 12:14 PMCan You Stockpile Gasoline?How to save up fuel when prices are cheap.
March 15 2007 7:03 AMA Good Run for Your MoneyWhat's the best way to loan a poor entrepreneur $20?



Crying Rape

False rape accusations exist, and they are a serious problem.

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

No, New York Times, Shonda Rhimes Is Not an “Angry Black Woman” 

Brow Beat
Sept. 19 2014 1:39 PM Shonda Rhimes Is Not an “Angry Black Woman,” New York Times. Neither Are Her Characters.

The Music Industry Is Ignoring Some of the Best Black Women Singing R&B

How Will You Carry Around Your Huge New iPhone? Apple Pants!

Medical Examiner

The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.


The Other Huxtable Effect

Thirty years ago, The Cosby Show gave us one of TV’s great feminists.

Lifetime Didn’t Find the Steubenville Rape Case Dramatic Enough. So They Added a Little Self-Immolation.

Why Men Can Never Remember Anything

The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 1:11 PM Why Men Can Never Remember Anything
  News & Politics
Sept. 19 2014 5:19 PM Washington’s Acting Roles
Sept. 19 2014 3:24 PM Why Innovators Hate MBAs
Inside Higher Ed
Sept. 19 2014 1:34 PM Empty Seats, Fewer Donors? College football isn’t attracting the audience it used to.
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 4:58 PM Steubenville Gets the Lifetime Treatment (And a Cheerleader Erupts Into Flames)
  Slate Plus
Slate Picks
Sept. 19 2014 12:00 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? The Slatest editor tells us to read well-informed skepticism, media criticism, and more.
Brow Beat
Sept. 19 2014 4:48 PM You Should Be Listening to Sbtrkt
Future Tense
Sept. 19 2014 5:03 PM White House Chief Information Officer Will Run U.S. Ebola Response
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 19 2014 5:09 PM Did America Get Fat by Drinking Diet Soda?   A high-profile study points the finger at artificial sweeteners.
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.