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.




Scalia’s Liberal Streak

The conservative justice’s most brilliant—and surprisingly progressive—moments on the bench.

Colorado Is Ground Zero for the Fight Over Female Voters

There’s a Way to Keep Ex-Cons Out of Prison That Pays for Itself. Why Don’t More States Use It?

The NFL Explains How It Sees “the Role of the Female”

The Music Industry Is Ignoring Some of the Best Black Women Singing R&B


Theo’s Joint and Vanessa’s Whiskey

No sitcom did the “Very Special Episode” as well as The Cosby Show.


The Other Huxtable Effect

Thirty years ago, The Cosby Show gave us one of TV’s great feminists.

Cliff Huxtable Explains the World: Five Lessons From TV’s Greatest Dad

Why Television Needs a New Cosby Show Right Now

  News & Politics
Sept. 18 2014 8:20 PM A Clever Attempt at Explaining Away a Vote Against the Farm Bill
Sept. 18 2014 6:02 PM A Chinese Company Just Announced the Biggest IPO in U.S. History
The Slate Quiz
Sept. 18 2014 11:44 PM Play the Slate News Quiz With Jeopardy! superchampion Ken Jennings.
  Double X
Sept. 18 2014 8:07 PM Crying Rape False rape accusations exist, and they are a serious problem.
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Sept. 18 2014 1:23 PM “It’s Not Every Day That You Can Beat the World Champion” An exclusive interview with chess grandmaster Fabiano Caruana.
Brow Beat
Sept. 18 2014 4:33 PM The Top 5 Dadsplaining Moments From The Cosby Show
Future Tense
Sept. 18 2014 6:48 PM By 2100 the World's Population Could Be 11 Billion
  Health & Science
Sept. 18 2014 3:35 PM Do People Still Die of Rabies? And how do you know if an animal is rabid?
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.