Juliet Lapidos

Juliet Lapidos is a former Slate associate editor.

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?
Sept. 10 2009 2:18 PMThe First HecklerIs Obama the first president to get heckled during an address to Congress?
Aug. 14 2009 6:22 PMSweet Is LowCould America run out of sugar?
July 28 2009 6:02 PMThe Explainer Gets Hit by a BusThe origins of the catastrophic cliché.
July 15 2009 7:00 AMWhat a PhonyI read the banned Catcher in the Rye "sequel" so you don't have to.
July 14 2009 10:58 AMWhat Makes Toxicology So Slow?Why it's taking so long to investigate the death of Michael Jackson.
July 6 2009 7:04 AMLet's Go See a Movie in the Park!I've got a better idea: Let's not.
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
May 26 2009 6:49 PMAre We at War With North Korea?Um, sort of, in a way …
May 13 2009 7:09 PMHands Off My Garbage!Once you put something in the trash, do you still own it?
May 7 2009 4:28 PMThere Are Four Lights!Revisiting Star Trek: The Next Generation's eerily prescient torture episode.
April 22 2009 7:01 PMWhat's a High-Seas Truce?Was it against the rules of maritime warfare to nab that Somali pirate?
April 1 2009 6:47 PMThe Undemocratic People's Republic of KoreaWhy do the most totalitarian countries always have the most democratic-sounding names?
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.
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?
July 14 2009 5:50 PMAre Assassinations Ever Legal?It depends on who you ask.
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
June 16 2009 6:56 PMWhat's With All the Prayer Breakfasts?Why can't they do a prayer lunch instead?
June 2 2009 6:23 PMHow Do You Find a Missing Plane? With lots more planes.
May 19 2009 6:40 PMDo Aviators Wear Aviators?Pilots and their sunglasses.
May 8 2009 5:38 PMManny Being Woman-yWhy might a doctor prescribe HCG to a guy?
April 28 2009 6:40 PMWhere Have All the Doctors Gone?They're retired.
April 7 2009 6:33 PMWhy Is Gmail Still in Beta?It's been around for five years already!
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.
March 10 2009 6:42 PMElf Detection 101How to find the hidden folk of Iceland.



Justice Ginsburg’s Crucial Dissent in the Texas Voter ID Case

The Jarring Experience of Watching White Americans Speak Frankly About Race

How Facebook’s New Feature Could Come in Handy During a Disaster

The Most Ingenious Teaching Device Ever Invented

Sprawl, Decadence, and Environmental Ruin in Nevada

View From Chicago

You Should Be Able to Sell Your Kidney

Or at least trade it for something.

Space: The Next Generation

An All-Female Mission to Mars

As a NASA guinea pig, I verified that women would be cheaper to launch than men.

Terrorism, Immigration, and Ebola Are Combining Into a Supercluster of Anxiety

The Legal Loophole That Allows Microsoft to Seize Assets and Shut Down Companies

  News & Politics
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Business Insider
Oct. 19 2014 11:40 AM Pot-Infused Halloween Candy Is a Worry in Colorado
Oct. 17 2014 5:26 PM Judge Begrudgingly Strikes Down Wyoming’s Gay Marriage Ban
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 17 2014 1:54 PM Republican Midterm Debate Strategy: Be Pro-Life, But Not Anti-Abortion
  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. 
Oct. 19 2014 4:33 PM Building Family Relationships in and out of Juvenile Detention Centers
Future Tense
Oct. 17 2014 6:05 PM There Is No Better Use For Drones Than Star Wars Reenactments
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 19 2014 7:30 AM Persistence Pays Off: The Smoking Trail of a Shooting Star
Sports Nut
Oct. 16 2014 2:03 PM Oh What a Relief It Is How the rise of the bullpen has changed baseball.