Juliet Lapidos

Juliet Lapidos is a former Slate associate editor.

Explainer
Sept. 15 2009 6:18 PMSerena Williams Swears to GodWhat do the Jehovah's Witnesses make of the tennis champion's tirade on the court?
Explainer
Sept. 10 2009 2:18 PMThe First HecklerIs Obama the first president to get heckled during an address to Congress?
Explainer
Aug. 14 2009 6:22 PMSweet Is LowCould America run out of sugar?
Explainer
July 28 2009 6:02 PMThe Explainer Gets Hit by a BusThe origins of the catastrophic cliché.
Culturebox
July 15 2009 7:00 AMWhat a PhonyI read the banned Catcher in the Rye "sequel" so you don't have to.
Recycled
July 14 2009 10:58 AMWhat Makes Toxicology So Slow?Why it's taking so long to investigate the death of Michael Jackson.
Culturebox
July 6 2009 7:04 AMLet's Go See a Movie in the Park!I've got a better idea: Let's not.
Explainer
June 23 2009 6:29 PMIs the Emergency Room More Expensive Than the Doctor's Office?It depends on whom you ask.
Brow Beat
June 15 2009 4:25 PMWhen Stars Align
Explainer
May 26 2009 6:49 PMAre We at War With North Korea?Um, sort of, in a way …
Explainer
May 13 2009 7:09 PMHands Off My Garbage!Once you put something in the trash, do you still own it?
Culturebox
May 7 2009 4:28 PMThere Are Four Lights!Revisiting Star Trek: The Next Generation's eerily prescient torture episode.
Explainer
April 22 2009 7:01 PMWhat's a High-Seas Truce?Was it against the rules of maritime warfare to nab that Somali pirate?
Explainer
April 1 2009 6:47 PMThe Undemocratic People's Republic of KoreaWhy do the most totalitarian countries always have the most democratic-sounding names?
Books
March 24 2009 7:14 AMThe Call of the WildWells Tower's debut collection is strong stuff.
Brow Beat
Sept. 14 2009 11:40 AMDan Brown’s Awesomely Attractive, Smart, Affable, and Athletic Protagonists
Juicy Bits
Sept. 8 2009 7:01 AMThe Condensed Rod BlagojevichThe zaniest details from the former governor's new book.
Explainer
Aug. 4 2009 5:44 PMFarewell to the Unknown SoldierOnly one soldier was listed as missing in action from the entire first Gulf War. How can that be?
Brow Beat
July 21 2009 1:54 PMIs "The Hangover" Really The Most Successful R-Rated Comedy Ever?
Explainer
July 14 2009 5:50 PMAre Assassinations Ever Legal?It depends on who you ask.
Recycled
July 7 2009 2:50 PMWhy Did It Take Google So Long To Take Gmail Out of "Beta"?It's been around for more than five years!
Brow Beat
June 24 2009 5:12 PMRerating Woody Allen
Explainer
June 16 2009 6:56 PMWhat's With All the Prayer Breakfasts?Why can't they do a prayer lunch instead?
Explainer
June 2 2009 6:23 PMHow Do You Find a Missing Plane? With lots more planes.
Explainer
May 19 2009 6:40 PMDo Aviators Wear Aviators?Pilots and their sunglasses.
Explainer
May 8 2009 5:38 PMManny Being Woman-yWhy might a doctor prescribe HCG to a guy?
Explainer
April 28 2009 6:40 PMWhere Have All the Doctors Gone?They're retired.
Explainer
April 7 2009 6:33 PMWhy Is Gmail Still in Beta?It's been around for five years already!
Explainer
March 27 2009 6:15 PMWhat's So Great About White Phosphorus?Why an army might use a weapon that gets human rights groups upset.
Explainer
March 10 2009 6:42 PMElf Detection 101How to find the hidden folk of Iceland.

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  News & Politics
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  Life
Outward
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  Double X
The XX Factor
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  Slate Plus
Slate Picks
Oct. 17 2014 1:33 PM What Happened at Slate This Week?  Senior editor David Haglund shares what intrigued him at the magazine. 
  Arts
Behold
Oct. 19 2014 4:33 PM Building Family Relationships in and out of Juvenile Detention Centers
  Technology
Future Tense
Oct. 17 2014 6:05 PM There Is No Better Use For Drones Than Star Wars Reenactments
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
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  Sports
Sports Nut
Oct. 16 2014 2:03 PM Oh What a Relief It Is How the rise of the bullpen has changed baseball.