Justin Peters

Justin Peters is a writer for Slate. He is working on a book about Aaron Swartz, copyright, and the rise of “free culture.” Email him at justintrevett@fastmail.fm.

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Feb. 11 2014 6:53 PMWhy Snowboarders Hate Shaun White
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Feb. 11 2014 11:57 AMIn Praise of Ski Ballet, the Sport That Combined Snow and Puffy Sleeves
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Feb. 10 2014 1:10 PMWhy Do Cross-Country Skiers Always Collapse Across the Finish Line?
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Feb. 8 2014 5:48 PMSage Kotsenburg Won Slopestyle With a “1620 Japan Air Mute Grab.” What Does That Mean?
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Feb. 7 2014 5:19 PMOlympics Jerk Watch: The Tongan Who Changed His Name to Get Money From a German Underwear Company
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Feb. 6 2014 3:03 PMIt’s Not Sochi’s Fault That the Olympic Courses Are So Dangerous
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Feb. 5 2014 12:50 PMThe Sochi Games Are Already the Craziest in Recent Memory
Dec. 30 2013 11:00 AMA Crime Blog Retrospective, and a Temporary Farewell
Dec. 27 2013 10:00 AM“Pimps Smoke Blunts” T-Shirts, “Crime Clothes,” and Other Inappropriate Courtroom Attire
Dec. 26 2013 11:42 AMCrime Reporters Pick Their Favorite Crime Stories of 2013
Dec. 23 2013 11:00 AMThe Latest Louisiana Prison Horror Story: Heating Cells to Unbearably High Temperatures
Dec. 20 2013 12:23 PMSix Ways Christmas Carolers Can Stave Off Attacks by Vicious Criminals
Dec. 19 2013 1:34 PMEverything You Think You Know about Mass Murder Is Wrong
Dec. 18 2013 2:11 PMTrain Robber Ronnie Biggs, the Guy Who Got Away With It, Dies at 84
Dec. 17 2013 11:47 AMThe Life and Death of a Real-Life “Omar”
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Feb. 11 2014 4:52 PMWomen Are Built to Ski Jump. Could They Soar Past the Best Male Jumpers?
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Feb. 10 2014 7:07 PMThe Seething Resentments Behind Snowboarders’ Hatred of the Sochi Halfpipe
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Feb. 9 2014 6:08 PMSpeed Skiing Is the Fastest Non-Motorized Sport on Earth. Why Isn’t It in the Olympics?
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Feb. 8 2014 4:43 PMOh No, Russia’s New Olympic Darling Skates to the Theme From Schindler’s List
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Feb. 7 2014 3:40 PMThe Amazing Story of Zoich, the Futurama-Themed Faux-Viral Sochi Mascot That Wasn’t
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Feb. 6 2014 2:34 PMWhat to Watch at the Winter OlympicsSlate’s comprehensive viewers’ guide to the Sochi Games.
Jan. 13 2014 6:00 PMA Year After Aaron Swartz's Death, Our Terrible Computer Crime Laws Remain Unchanged
Dec. 27 2013 1:30 PMPresenting the First Annual Crime Awards
Dec. 26 2013 2:15 PMAlleged Thief Tripped Up by Female Pattern Baldness
Dec. 23 2013 2:51 PMOn the Death of Mikhail Kalashnikov, Who Invented a Gun So Simple a Child Could Use It
Dec. 20 2013 2:30 PMFinally, Some Cops Recorded a Shoplifting-Themed Version of “Jingle Bells”
Dec. 19 2013 5:29 PMWhy Would Anyone Want to Steal a Bud Light Lime Straw-Ber-Rita?
Dec. 18 2013 5:16 PMA White Lawyer Tries and Fails to Get Arrested for Graffiti in NYC. So What?
Dec. 17 2013 5:10 PMHow Do You Kill Someone on the Streets of Midtown Manhattan and Get Away With It?
Dec. 16 2013 4:00 PMThe Work-Shirking Secrets of the World’s Laziest Government Employee



Medical Examiner

Here’s Where We Stand With Ebola

Even experienced international disaster responders are shocked at how bad it’s gotten.

It’s Legal for Obama to Bomb Syria Because He Says It Is

Divestment Is Fine but Mostly Symbolic. There’s a Better Way for Universities to Fight Climate Change.

I Stand With Emma Watson on Women’s Rights

Even though I know I’m going to get flak for it.

It Is Very Stupid to Compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice

Building a Better Workplace

In Defense of HR

Startups and small businesses shouldn’t skip over a human resources department.

Why Is This Mother in Prison for Helping Her Daughter Get an Abortion?

How Ted Cruz and Scott Brown Misunderstand What It Means to Be an American Citizen

  News & Politics
Sept. 23 2014 12:43 PM Occupy Wall Street How can Hillary Clinton be both a limousine liberal and a Saul Alinsky radical?
Sept. 23 2014 2:08 PM Home Depot’s Former Head of Security Had a Legacy of Sabotage
Sept. 23 2014 1:57 PM Would A Second Sarkozy Presidency End Marriage Equality in France?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 23 2014 2:32 PM Politico Asks: Why Is Gabby Giffords So “Ruthless” on Gun Control?
  Slate Plus
Slate Plus
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Brow Beat
Sept. 23 2014 2:31 PM 3 Simpsons Showrunners Reflect on New Fans and the “Classic Era” Myth
Future Tense
Sept. 23 2014 1:50 PM Oh, the Futility! Frogs Try to Catch Worms Off of an iPhone Video.
  Health & Science
Sept. 23 2014 1:38 PM Why Is Fall Red in America but Yellow in Europe? A possible explanation, 35 million years in the making.
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.