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
Design
June 14 2012 10:43 AMThe Simple, Humble, Surprisingly Sexy ButtonA visual history.
Doublex
Sept. 10 2010 9:59 AMSeeing Spots
Doublex
Feb. 19 2010 7:14 AMPink Is for Battleships
Shopping
June 9 2009 11:23 AMSoil YourselfThe search for the best composter on the market.
Shopping
June 5 2007 1:44 PMFired UpWhich portable grill cranks up the heat? 
Culturebox
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)
Doublex
Sept. 10 2010 9:59 AMSeeing SpotsFrom lepers to paranoia: The twisted history of the polka dot.
Doublex
Feb. 19 2010 7:14 AMPink Is for BattleshipsA history of a decidedly unladylike color.
Explainer
Aug. 6 2008 12:14 PMCan You Stockpile Gasoline?How to save up fuel when prices are cheap.
Shopping
March 15 2007 7:03 AMA Good Run for Your MoneyWhat's the best way to loan a poor entrepreneur $20?

TODAY IN SLATE

History

The Self-Made Man

The story of America’s most pliable, pernicious, irrepressible myth.

Does Your Child Have Sluggish Cognitive Tempo? Or Is That Just a Disorder Made Up to Scare You?

Mitt Romney May Be Weighing a 2016 Run. That Would Be a Big Mistake.

Amazing Photos From Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution

Rehtaeh Parsons Was the Most Famous Victim in Canada. Now, Journalists Can’t Even Say Her Name.

Television

See Me

Transparent is the fall’s only great new show.

Doublex

Lena Dunham, the Book

More shtick than honesty in Not That Kind of Girl.

What a Juicy New Book About Diane Sawyer and Katie Couric Fails to Tell Us About the TV News Business

Rehtaeh Parsons Was the Most Famous Victim in Canada. Now, Journalists Can’t Even Say Her Name.

  News & Politics
Damned Spot
Sept. 30 2014 9:00 AM Now Stare. Don’t Stop. The perfect political wife’s loving gaze in campaign ads.
  Business
Moneybox
Sept. 30 2014 10:44 AM Bull---- Market America is overlooking a plentiful renewable resource: animal manure.
  Life
Atlas Obscura
Sept. 30 2014 10:10 AM A Lovable Murderer and Heroic Villain: The Story of Australia's Most Iconic Outlaw
  Double X
Doublex
Sept. 29 2014 11:43 PM Lena Dunham, the Book More shtick than honesty in Not That Kind of Girl.
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Sept. 30 2014 10:59 AM “For People, Food Is Heaven” Boer Deng on the story behind her piece “How to Order Chinese Food.”
  Arts
Brow Beat
Sept. 30 2014 10:48 AM One of Last Year’s Best Animated Shorts Is Finally Online for Free
  Technology
Future Tense
Sept. 30 2014 7:36 AM Almost Humane What sci-fi can teach us about our treatment of prisoners of war.
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 30 2014 7:30 AM What Lurks Beneath the Methane Lakes of Titan?
  Sports
Sports Nut
Sept. 28 2014 8:30 PM NFL Players Die Young. Or Maybe They Live Long Lives. Why it’s so hard to pin down the effects of football on players’ lives.