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.

Behind the Scenes
Aug. 6 2014 10:46 AMDispatches From Book Leave, Part 4Three months left. 2,500 words per day.
Behind the Scenes
June 12 2014 10:41 AMDispatches From Book Leave, Part 2Dry-heaving out the first draft of my book about Aaron Swartz.
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April 1 2014 3:38 PM“Dissonant Instincts”Aaron Swartz’s death proved that MIT has not yet come to terms with its culture of openness.
Five-Ring Circus
Feb. 23 2014 2:24 PMThis Insane 120-Mile Speedskating Race Makes the Winter Olympics Look Easy
Five-Ring Circus
Feb. 22 2014 12:34 PMThe Saddest Olympian in Sochi Says He Feels “Like One of Those Stray Dogs”
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Feb. 21 2014 2:46 PMThe Secret of Mikaela Shiffrin’s Success: Always Practice, Never Compete
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Feb. 20 2014 12:10 PMOlympics Jerk Watch: The Norwegian Skier Who Loves Mocking the King of Sweden
Five-Ring Circus
Feb. 18 2014 6:44 PMWhy Do So Many People Hate Lolo Jones?
Five-ring Circus
Feb. 18 2014 1:03 PMThe Olympics Rage-o-MeterFlag-waving, poorly informed Americans are mad at NBC for not being patriotic enough.
Five-Ring Circus
Feb. 17 2014 4:46 PMWhat NBC Missed about Bode Miller by Focusing on His Dead Brother
Five-Ring Circus
Feb. 16 2014 12:32 PMTen Places that Are Colder than Sochi Right Now
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Feb. 14 2014 5:25 PMOlympics Jerk Watch: The Australian Skier Who Allegedly Made Millions Peddling Malware
Five-Ring Circus
Feb. 13 2014 7:19 PMWhat Do the Two Men Do in Two-Man Luge?
Five-Ring Circus
Feb. 13 2014 3:25 PMIn Praise of Evgeni Plushenko, Skating and Fashion Icon
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Feb. 12 2014 4:19 PMOlympics Jerk Watch: The Swede Known as the “John McEnroe of Curling”
Behind the Scenes
June 12 2014 10:42 AMDispatches From Book Leave, Part 3Hundreds of index cards, 20,000 words, and nine months down.
Behind the Scenes
June 12 2014 10:11 AMDispatches From Book Leave, Part 1Slate’s Justin Peters’ updates on writing The Idealists, his book about Aaron Swartz.
Five-Ring Circus
Feb. 23 2014 7:07 PM“I Couldn’t Be More Proud”: 26 Years of Insincere U.S. Olympic Committee Post-Mortems
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Feb. 22 2014 4:55 PMWhy All of the Worst (and Most Lovable) Winter Olympic Athletes Are in the Men’s Slalom
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Feb. 21 2014 6:37 PMA Field Guide to Olympians Who Really, Really Hate Their Bosses
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Feb. 20 2014 4:23 PMHow to Biathlon-ize Every Winter Olympic Sport
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Feb. 19 2014 3:24 PMEverything You Ever Wanted to Know About Figure Skating but Were Afraid to Ask
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Feb. 18 2014 4:56 PMHorse-Drawn Ski Racing Was Almost an Olympic Sport
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Feb. 17 2014 7:41 PMThe Little-Remembered U.S. Virgin Islands Bobsled Team Was Way Worse than the Jamaicans
Five-Ring Circus
Feb. 16 2014 5:23 PMCool Runnings Was Not Good, and It Is Definitely Not a “Cult Classic”
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Feb. 15 2014 6:22 PMThey're Both Sliding on Ice. So Why Is Luge Faster than Skeleton?
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Feb. 14 2014 2:07 PMIs the Under Armour Speedskating Suit the Worst Product Placement in Sports History?
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Feb. 13 2014 5:42 PMA Not-So-Magic Wand Is to Blame for the Tie in the Women’s Downhill
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Feb. 12 2014 7:14 PMWhy Speedskaters Love Shani Davis
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Feb. 12 2014 12:55 PMThere Wasn’t Actually a Tie in the Women’s Downhill. The Timekeepers Know Who Won.

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