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?



The Ebola Story

How our minds build narratives out of disaster.

The Budget Disaster That Completely Sabotaged the WHO’s Response to Ebola

PowerPoint Is the Worst, and Now It’s the Latest Way to Hack Into Your Computer

The Shooting Tragedies That Forged Canada’s Gun Politics

A Highly Unscientific Ranking of Crazy-Old German Beers


Welcome to 13th Grade!

Some high schools are offering a fifth year. That’s a great idea.


The Actual World

“Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.

Want Kids to Delay Sex? Let Planned Parenthood Teach Them Sex Ed.

Would You Trust Walmart to Provide Your Health Care? (You Should.)

  News & Politics
Oct. 22 2014 9:42 PM Landslide Landrieu Can the Louisiana Democrat use the powers of incumbency to save herself one more time?
Continuously Operating
Oct. 22 2014 2:38 PM Crack Open an Old One A highly unscientific evaluation of Germany’s oldest breweries.
Dear Prudence
Oct. 23 2014 6:00 AM Monster Kids from poorer neighborhoods keep coming to trick-or-treat in mine. Do I have to give them candy?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 22 2014 4:27 PM Three Ways Your Text Messages Change After You Get Married
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Oct. 22 2014 5:27 PM The Slate Walking Dead Podcast A spoiler-filled discussion of Episodes 1 and 2.
Oct. 22 2014 11:54 PM The Actual World “Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.
Future Tense
Oct. 22 2014 5:33 PM One More Reason Not to Use PowerPoint: It’s The Gateway for a Serious Windows Vulnerability
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 23 2014 7:30 AM Our Solar System and Galaxy … Seen by an Astronaut
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.