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




Driving in Circles

The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.

Where Ebola Lives Between Outbreaks

Gunman Killed Inside Canadian Parliament; Soldier Shot at National Monument Dies

Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band

Can it be again?

Paul Farmer: Up to 90 Percent of Ebola Patients Should Survive

Is he right?


“I’m Not a Scientist” Is No Excuse

Politicians brag about their ignorance while making ignorant decisions.


The Right to Run

If you can vote, you should be able to run for public office—any office.

In Praise of 13th Grade: Why a Fifth Year of High School Is a Great Idea 

PowerPoint Is the Worst, and Now It’s the Latest Way to Hack Into Your Computer

  News & Politics
The World
Oct. 22 2014 6:30 PM The Tragedies That Have Shaped Canada's Gun Politics
Continuously Operating
Oct. 22 2014 2:38 PM Crack Open an Old One A highly unscientific evaluation of Germany’s oldest breweries.
Gentleman Scholar
Oct. 22 2014 5:54 PM May I Offer to Sharpen My Friends’ Knives? Or would that be rude?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 22 2014 4:27 PM Three Ways Your Text Messages Change After You Get Married
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Oct. 22 2014 5:27 PM The Slate Walking Dead Podcast A spoiler-filled discussion of Episodes 1 and 2.
Brow Beat
Oct. 22 2014 4:10 PM Skinny Mark Wahlberg Goes for an Oscar: The First Trailer for The Gambler
Future Tense
Oct. 22 2014 5:33 PM One More Reason Not to Use PowerPoint: It’s The Gateway for a Serious Windows Vulnerability
  Health & Science
Wild Things
Oct. 22 2014 2:42 PM Orcas, Via Drone, for the First Time Ever
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.