Juliet Lapidos

Juliet Lapidos is a former Slate associate editor.

Aug. 13 2010 5:17 PMIs Food Aid Culturally Specific?What kinds of dishes does the U.S. send to North Korea?
Aug. 24 2011 10:36 AMAre There Hidden Messages in Pronouns?James Pennebaker says computers reveal secret patterns.
Aug. 11 2011 11:46 AMOverratedAuthors, critics, and editors on "great books" that aren't all that great.
July 22 2011 7:10 AMIn Hollywood, Friends Always Have BenefitsThe persistent impossibility of cross-sex friendship in the movies.
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
Feb. 25 2011 4:34 PMDo Psy-Ops Really Work?What do you think? (And what do you think now?)
Dec. 1 2010 10:20 AMMy OK, Your OKA history of the word fails to fully appreciate its ambiguity.
Nov. 4 2010 5:14 PMThe Lawmaker's Pension What kind of benefits do you get when you're kicked out of Congress?
Oct. 28 2010 7:03 PMWhen Did Halloween Get So Tawdry?In the 1970s.
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?
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
April 25 2011 6:45 AMHate Thy NeighborThe politics of Parks and Recreation.
Brow Beat
March 31 2011 4:41 PM"Spit and Image"
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.
Feb. 16 2011 7:04 PMHow Does a Stock Exchange Make Money?The NYSE is worth $10 billion. Here's why.
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.
Sept. 28 2010 7:01 PMWhy is India in the Commonwealth?It's got great perks.




Talking White

Black people’s disdain for “proper English” and academic achievement is a myth.

Hong Kong’s Protesters Are Ridiculously Polite. That’s What Scares Beijing So Much.

The One Fact About Ebola That Should Calm You: It Spreads Slowly

Operation Backbone

How White Boy Rick, a legendary Detroit cocaine dealer, helped the FBI uncover brazen police corruption.

A Jaw-Dropping Political Ad Aimed at Young Women, Apparently

The XX Factor
Oct. 1 2014 4:05 PM Today in GOP Outreach to Women: You Broads Like Wedding Dresses, Right?

How Even an Old Hipster Can Age Gracefully

On their new albums, Leonard Cohen, Robert Plant, and Loudon Wainwright III show three ways.

How Tattoo Parlors Became the Barber Shops of Hipster Neighborhoods

This Gargantuan Wind Farm in Wyoming Would Be the Hoover Dam of the 21st Century

Oct. 1 2014 8:34 AM This Gargantuan Wind Farm in Wyoming Would Be the Hoover Dam of the 21st Century To undertake a massively ambitious energy project, you don’t need the government anymore.
  News & Politics
Oct. 1 2014 7:26 PM Talking White Black people’s disdain for “proper English” and academic achievement is a myth.
Buy a Small Business
Oct. 1 2014 11:48 PM Inking the Deal Why tattoo parlors are a great small-business bet.
Oct. 1 2014 6:02 PM Facebook Relaxes Its “Real Name” Policy; Drag Queens Celebrate
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 1 2014 5:11 PM Celebrity Feminist Identification Has Reached Peak Meaninglessness
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Oct. 1 2014 3:24 PM Revelry (and Business) at Mohonk Photos and highlights from Slate’s annual retreat.
Brow Beat
Oct. 1 2014 9:39 PM Tom Cruise Dies Over and Over Again in This Edge of Tomorrow Supercut
Future Tense
Oct. 1 2014 6:59 PM EU’s Next Digital Commissioner Thinks Keeping Nude Celeb Photos in the Cloud Is “Stupid”
  Health & Science
Oct. 1 2014 4:03 PM Does the Earth Really Have a “Hum”? Yes, but probably not the one you’re thinking.
Sports Nut
Oct. 1 2014 5:19 PM Bunt-a-Palooza! How bad was the Kansas City Royals’ bunt-all-the-time strategy in the American League wild-card game?