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.



Sports Nut

Grandmaster Clash

One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.

The Extraordinary Amicus Brief That Attempts to Explain the Wu-Tang Clan to the Supreme Court Justices

Amazon Is Officially a Gadget Company. Here Are Its Six New Devices.

How Much Should You Loathe NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell?

Here are the facts.

Amazon Is Officially a Gadget Company


The Human Need to Find Connections in Everything

It’s the source of creativity and delusions. It can harm us more than it helps us.


How to Order Chinese Food

First, stop thinking of it as “Chinese food.”

Scotland Is Inspiring Secessionists Across America

You Shouldn’t Spank Anyone but Your Consensual Sex Partner

Sept. 17 2014 5:10 PM The Most Awkward Scenario in Which a Man Can Hold a Door for a Woman
  News & Politics
Sept. 18 2014 10:42 AM Scalia’s Liberal Streak The conservative justice’s most brilliant—and surprisingly progressive—moments on the bench.
Business Insider
Sept. 17 2014 1:36 PM Nate Silver Versus Princeton Professor: Who Has the Right Models?
The Eye
Sept. 18 2014 12:47 PM How One of the Most Prolific Known Forgers in Modern History Faked Great Works of Art
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 18 2014 12:03 PM The NFL Opines on “the Role of the Female”
  Slate Plus
Slate Fare
Sept. 17 2014 9:37 AM Is Slate Too Liberal?  A members-only open thread.
Sept. 18 2014 12:37 PM The Movies May Have Forgotten About Them, but Black Cowboys Are Thriving
Future Tense
Sept. 18 2014 12:46 PM The World Is Warming. So Why Is Antarctic Sea Ice Hitting Record Highs?
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 18 2014 7:30 AM Red and Green Ghosts Haunt the Stormy Night
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.