Juliet Lapidos

Juliet Lapidos is a former Slate associate editor.

Strictly Platonic
Sept. 28 2010 7:14 AMHarry and SallyIn Hollywood movies, men and women are never "just friends."
Strictly Platonic
Sept. 27 2010 6:59 AMJeff & JulietA new kind of friendship.
Explainer
Sept. 16 2010 6:36 PMExecutive PlayHow'd golf get to be a businessman's sport?
Explainer
Sept. 3 2010 5:56 PMName That MissionHow did Operation Iraqi Freedom turn into Operation New Dawn?
Brow Beat
Aug. 25 2010 11:22 AMIs Helen Vendler's New Book a Thriller?
Explainer
Aug. 20 2010 6:21 PMWhy Do the Roma Wander?Because in the old days, they had to.
Explainer
July 29 2010 4:20 PMYou Can Go Home AgainWhy there's no need for "safe departure" border checkpoints for illegal immigrants.
Brow Beat
July 22 2010 1:23 PMDid You See This? Bill Murray Sloshes Around in a Dumpster Pool.
Brow Beat
July 19 2010 1:17 PMDid You See This? Steve Jobs Joins the Dark Side.
Explainer
June 2 2010 6:46 PMTit for TatWhat's a "proportionate" response?
Brow Beat
May 17 2010 10:38 AMSlate Pits Cook's Illustrated Against food52
Brow Beat
May 3 2010 5:02 PMTaste Test: The Hubig’s Frozen Pies You Saw on Treme
Brow Beat
April 14 2010 11:30 AMDavid Foster Wallace's Word List
Brow Beat
April 5 2010 6:03 PMNorman Mailer’s Fat Lady Sings
Brow Beat
March 30 2010 2:00 PMThe NYT as GOP Turn-On
Strictly Platonic
Sept. 27 2010 7:00 AMWhat's Plato Got To Do With It?The origins of the term platonic friendship.
Explainer
Sept. 23 2010 6:40 PMRocky Mountain ThighHow did Colorado get to be the skinniest state?
Explainer
Sept. 9 2010 6:39 PMIs Goodluck Jonathan Lucky?Naming practices in Nigeria.
Explainer
Aug. 31 2010 9:35 AMHow Do You Measure a Crowd?Disagreements over the Glenn Beck rally in Washington, D.C.
Explainer
Aug. 24 2010 7:00 PMEggsplainer! A roundup of questions on the salmonella outbreak.
Explainer
Aug. 3 2010 6:45 PMA Ballsy ExplainerWhen did testicles become courageous?
Brow Beat
July 22 2010 4:56 PMHuge: A Great Little TV Show
Brow Beat
July 19 2010 3:48 PMInception: Idea, Reality, Shadow
Explainer
July 16 2010 5:56 PMIf Mars Attacks …Do we have an alien-contact contingency plan?
Explainer
May 28 2010 4:13 PMWhat's Happening Under the Gulf of Mexico?Your gushing oil well questions, answered.
Brow Beat
May 4 2010 9:11 AMIt's True: Slate Is Hosting A Food Fight
Explainer
April 22 2010 6:34 PMFarmers for Banking ReformWhy is the bill to regulate financial firms going through the Senate Agriculture Committee?
Explainer
April 13 2010 5:47 PMDo Obama and Biden Always Fly in Separate Planes?Poland's leading political figures died in a plane crash over the weekend. Could that happen here?
Explainer
March 30 2010 6:03 PMHow To Prosecute Your Local PriestWhat are the laws on mandatory reporting of child abuse around the world?
Brow Beat
March 18 2010 3:18 PMAlex Chilton, RIP

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  Life
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  Slate Plus
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  Arts
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  Technology
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  Health & Science
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Oct. 22 2014 2:42 PM Orcas, Via Drone, for the First Time Ever
  Sports
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