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 Slatest
Sept. 3 2015 9:44 PMNews Organizations That Didn't Run the Most Horrific Photo of the Syrian Boy Were Wrong. Including Slate.
The Slatest
Aug. 26 2015 3:56 PMTwitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn Took Down the Virginia TV Shooter’s Profiles. They Shouldn’t Have.
Crime
Aug. 14 2015 6:16 PMWhy Is Stolen Art So Hard to Find?The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist has gone unsolved for 25 years. That makes it very, very typical.
Sports Nut
July 28 2015 4:37 PMLet’s Force Cities to Host the OlympicsA modest proposal inspired by Boston and Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery.”
Culturebox
July 21 2015 1:03 PM“Be Feared if You’re Not to Be Respected”Gawker once held itself apart from a media it saw as cautious and compromised. It can’t do that anymore. 
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
Future Tense
Sept. 2 2015 3:45 PMCalifornia to Ban Flying a Drone Over Someone’s Property Without Permission
Crime
Aug. 18 2015 3:16 PMWhen Junkies Deserve a PassPeople are dying because drug addicts fear calling 911. More states need to give immunity to users who do the right thing.
The Slatest
Aug. 10 2015 11:28 PMMegyn Kelly Just Wants to “Get Back to the News.” Lucky for Fox, the News Is Trump.
Future Tense
July 21 2015 7:05 PMLindsey Graham Uses a Flip Phone and Memorizes Phone Numbers. That’s a Great Way to Live.
Culturebox
July 17 2015 11:15 PMStill Throwing RocksThe Gawker of 2015 looks way too much like the Gawker of 2007.
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.

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Foreigners
Sept. 4 2015 12:16 PM How Can This Possibly Happen? Geoffrey Sant wrote about drivers in China who intentionally kill pedestrians. Ask him anything.