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.

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.
Culturebox
Dec. 29 2014 9:45 AMA Collage of Usual MomentsWhat I learned by taking a photo of myself each day for the last five years.
Culturebox
Dec. 17 2014 8:04 PMThe Sony Emails Are Fair GameNo, Aaron Sorkin, reporting on the hacked documents is not “spectacularly dishonorable.”
Crime
Dec. 5 2014 6:37 PMLoose Cigarettes Today, Civil Unrest TomorrowThe racist, classist origins of broken windows policing.
Behind the Scenes
Aug. 6 2014 10:46 AMDispatches From Book Leave, Part 4Three months left. 2,500 words per day.
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.
Crime
Dec. 19 2014 5:40 PMDumb and Dumber and DumbererMeet the men who set the gold standard for criminal incompetence in 2014.
Culturebox
Dec. 10 2014 7:19 PMThe New York Times’ Obscene Profanity PolicyWhat’s more important to the paper of record, reporting the news or protecting its readers’ delicate sensibilities?
Crime
Dec. 3 2014 5:33 PMBroken Windows Policing Doesn’t WorkIt also may have killed Eric Garner.
Behind the Scenes
June 12 2014 10:42 AMDispatches From Book Leave, Part 3Hundreds of index cards, 20,000 words, and nine months down.

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