Justin Peters
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.

The Spot
June 25 2015 6:01 PMWorld Cup Jerkwatch: Is Abby Wambach the Greatest Jerk in American Soccer History?
Culturebox
June 19 2015 1:47 PMThe One Thing Missing From Fox News’ Coverage of the Charleston ShootingAlmost any honest acknowledgement of racism.
The Spot
June 15 2015 4:34 PMJerkwatch: Stephen A. Smith Takes Sexist, Hacky Sports Commentary to Another Level
The Slatest
June 10 2015 2:35 PMThe Timeless Story Behind the Flawless Headline “Headless Body in Topless Bar”
Family
May 26 2015 7:48 PMGood Riddance to Little LeagueOrganized youth sports have become stressful, oversized monstrosities. Let them die.
Television
May 10 2015 9:00 PM“Just Call Me ‘Bean Bag’!”The first late-night show ever was insane. Why have we never heard of it?
Politics
May 8 2015 1:53 PMThe Jade Helm Conspiracy Theorists Have a PointJust not the one they think.
Technology
April 24 2015 5:47 PMCongress Has a Chance to Fix Its Bad “Internet Crime” LawIt’ll probably blow it.
Food
March 12 2015 5:35 PMTurn It Around, McDonald’sI don’t want to live in a world of “fast casual” and “better burgers.”
Brow Beat
Feb. 27 2015 2:23 PMThe Dress and the Llamas Are Exactly What the Media Should Be Covering
Culturebox
Feb. 20 2015 3:22 PMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?Justin Peters takes a tour around the magazine to celebrate his 10 years at Slate.
Culturebox
Feb. 5 2015 7:26 AMMy Secret Life as a Game Show ContestantEverything the Slate office asked me, Justin Peters, about my Millionaire appearance.
Brow Beat
Feb. 2 2015 2:59 PMI, Slate Writer Justin Peters, Was on Millionaire. No, I Can’t Tell You Whether I Won.
Crime
Jan. 19 2015 11:45 PMThey Couldn’t Breathe, EitherEvery time William Bratton has taken over a police department, excessive-force incidents have followed.
Foreigners
Jan. 9 2015 6:09 PMUnderstanding Charlie HebdoYes, its depictions of Islam can be odious. But they belong to a tradition that’s as French as Champagne.
Crime
June 23 2015 4:07 PMCan Inmates and Prison Employees Find Love?Joyce Mitchell was probably duped by the escaped inmates of Clinton Correctional Facility. But sometimes these relationships stem from something more.
The Spot
June 17 2015 3:19 PMMeet Nigeria’s Handshake-Snubbing, No-Scouting, All-Praying Embarrassment of a Coach
Culturebox
June 12 2015 1:43 PMRupert and RogerThe 21st Century Fox baron is stepping back from his empire. The one thing that definitely won’t change is Fox News.
The Spot
June 8 2015 4:56 PMWorld Cup Jerkwatch: Hope Solo Is an Abrasive, Ayn Rand–Loving Reality Star Wannabe 
Brow Beat
May 21 2015 2:59 AMDavid Letterman’s Last Show Was Perfect
Sports Nut
May 8 2015 5:26 PMSave GrantlandPlease don’t send Bill Simmons’ amazing site packing with him, ESPN. 
Culturebox
April 28 2015 1:59 PM“Where Are the Police?”When cities spasm with violence for complicated reasons, that’s the only question CNN wants to ask.
Sports Nut
March 18 2015 3:56 AMCocktail Chatter: NCAA Tournament EditionHow to fake your way through March Madness.
Crime
March 4 2015 5:33 PMStop Calling Children’s Gun Deaths “Accidental”They’re the fault of criminally negligent parents and guardians—who must be prosecuted.
Politics
Feb. 26 2015 10:50 PMWhy Bill O’Reilly Won’t Share Glenn Beck’s FateThey’re both obsessed with conspiracies, but only Beck’s kind damaged the Fox News brand.
Crime
Feb. 17 2015 4:23 PMYoung GunsWhen cops shoot kids holding toy weapons, they’re rarely held accountable. That has to change.
Culturebox
Feb. 4 2015 11:45 PMI Wanted to Be a MillionaireHow failing colossally on a game show changed my life for the better.
Culturebox
Jan. 26 2015 3:27 PMThe Longform GoodbyeWhen alternative publications shutter, their staffs don’t go so easily.
Technology
Jan. 14 2015 5:20 PMDon’t Buy Drugs From Techno-Libertarian DilettantesLessons from the Silk Road trial.
Crime
Jan. 6 2015 11:24 AMSerial’s Next CaseFive crimes the hit podcast should explore in a future season.

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