Judith B. Herman

Judith B. Herman is a Southern California writer specializing in visual arts and language. She blogs about words at WordSnooper.com.

Nov. 12 2013 11:53 AMBritain’s Drinking Culture Shows It’s Not Always Happy Hour
May 24 2013 1:00 PMRe-Creating the Stunning Magical World of Dreams
Feb. 22 2013 11:00 AMHow To Look at Your Life in Double-Exposures
Jan. 11 2013 11:29 AMExamining Nudes, Planets, and Churches Six Times Over
Dec. 19 2012 11:00 AMDark and Modern: The Beautiful Photos of Ray K. Metzker
Oct. 4 2012 7:30 AMThis Picture Is Worth 1,000 Pictures
June 23 2013 11:00 AMA Photographer’s Magical Vision of Paradise
May 9 2013 11:29 AMPsychedelic Images From Inside Your Body
Jan. 29 2013 11:00 AMThe Wild Restaging of a Famous 19th-Century Masterpiece
Dec. 28 2012 11:00 AMIncredible Aerial Photography Blends Thousands of Images From Above
Oct. 15 2012 11:08 AMA Very Unusual Camera That Emphasizes Time Over Space



Crying Rape

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

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

I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.

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.

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.
Sept. 19 2014 1:11 PM An Up-Close Look at the U.S.–Mexico Border
  News & Politics
Sept. 19 2014 6:22 PM Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology. 
Sept. 19 2014 6:35 PM Pabst Blue Ribbon is Being Sold to the Russians, Was So Over Anyway
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 6:31 PM The One Big Problem With the Enormous New iPhone
  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.