Juliet Lapidos

Juliet Lapidos is a former Slate associate editor.

Explainer
Aug. 13 2010 5:17 PMIs Food Aid Culturally Specific?What kinds of dishes does the U.S. send to North Korea?
Books
Aug. 24 2011 10:36 AMAre There Hidden Messages in Pronouns?James Pennebaker says computers reveal secret patterns.
Culturebox
Aug. 11 2011 11:46 AMOverratedAuthors, critics, and editors on "great books" that aren't all that great.
Culturebox
July 22 2011 7:10 AMIn Hollywood, Friends Always Have BenefitsThe persistent impossibility of cross-sex friendship in the movies.
Food
June 8 2011 7:09 AMVegetarian SausageWhich imitation pig-scrap-product is best?
Brow Beat
April 6 2011 3:03 PMSlate Readers’ Favorite, and Least Favorite, Woody Allen Movies
The Completist
March 31 2011 7:04 AMI've Seen Every Woody Allen MovieHere's what I've learned.
Brow Beat
March 11 2011 12:00 PMThey Don’t Need Hugs, Either
Explainer
Feb. 25 2011 4:34 PMDo Psy-Ops Really Work?What do you think? (And what do you think now?)
Books
Dec. 1 2010 10:20 AMMy OK, Your OKA history of the word fails to fully appreciate its ambiguity.
Explainer
Nov. 4 2010 5:14 PMThe Lawmaker's Pension What kind of benefits do you get when you're kicked out of Congress?
Explainer
Oct. 28 2010 7:03 PMWhen Did Halloween Get So Tawdry?In the 1970s.
Explainer
Oct. 4 2010 6:38 PMWhen Did Blondes Get So Dumb?The history of hair-color prejudice.
Strictly Platonic
Oct. 1 2010 7:16 AMProfane Friendship Why the very concept of male-female friendship makes people uncomfortable.
Strictly Platonic
Sept. 29 2010 7:05 AMThe Sex PartCan men and womenreally be friends?
Books
Oct. 12 2011 4:56 AMWhere Has the Sex Gone?Why Alan Hollinghurst’s new novel is missing his usual explicitness.
The Good Word
Aug. 18 2011 7:37 AMThat's So MystoWhat makes slang stick?
Brow Beat
Aug. 5 2011 8:50 AMHow Do Slate Readers Eat Nutella?
The XX Factor
June 25 2011 12:14 AMGod, Albany and Gay Marriage
Culturebox
April 25 2011 6:45 AMHate Thy NeighborThe politics of Parks and Recreation.
Brow Beat
March 31 2011 4:41 PM"Spit and Image"
Books
March 30 2011 4:42 PMPurgatory LitDavid Bezmozgis writes great books about waiting around.
A Fine Whine
March 9 2011 7:20 AMI Don't Need a HugHonestly, get your hands off me.
Explainer
Feb. 16 2011 7:04 PMHow Does a Stock Exchange Make Money?The NYSE is worth $10 billion. Here's why.
Explainer
Nov. 18 2010 6:12 PMDoes the TSA Ever Catch Terrorists?If they do, for some reason they won't admit it.
Dvd extras
Nov. 3 2010 7:08 AMBack to Your MomHow Back to the Future made incest fun for the whole family.
Brow Beat
Oct. 11 2010 6:30 PMCarla Cohen, 1936-2010
Strictly Platonic
Oct. 1 2010 7:17 AMEpilogue: Till Love Do Us PartWhat will happen to my friendship with Jeff in the years to come?
Strictly Platonic
Sept. 30 2010 6:53 AMNothing To Be Friends AboutBefore the 20th century, friendship was single-sex.
Explainer
Sept. 28 2010 7:01 PMWhy is India in the Commonwealth?It's got great perks.

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  Life
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