Laura Kipnis

Laura Kipnis' new book, How To Become a Scandal, will be out in paperback in September. Her previous books include Against Love: A Polemic, and The Female Thing: Dirt, Sex, Envy, Vulnerability.

June 9 2011 10:28 AMWhy Did Weiner Do It?What we can learn about the congressman—and about human sexuality—from his ill-advised photographs.
Sept. 8 2010 3:58 PMRoger Clemens, James Frey, and the Thrill of Watching the Overly Ambitious Fall
Sept. 1 2010 12:23 PMThey Produce Very Useful Scapegoats. Like Dr. Laura, for example.
The Audio Book Club
Aug. 20 2009 7:17 AMThe Audio Book Club on Cristina NehringOur critics discuss A Vindication of Love.
The Book Club
Dec. 8 2006 6:21 PMCalling It Quits and Moving On
The Book Club
Dec. 6 2006 2:43 PMBratty and Contrarian vs. Dry and Authoritarian
The Book Club
Sept. 21 2005 6:22 AMWhy Aren't More Women "Opting Out"?
Feb. 11 2005 4:16 PMLadies FirstThe utopian fantasy of Deep Throat.
Nov. 8 2004 2:41 PMWhy Americans Hate Democrats—A DialogueTo win, you have to fight.
May 18 2004 12:19 PMBrock AttackThe formerly right-wing shark behind Media Matters.
March 23 2004 1:37 PMPinko in PearlsSpin Sisters'surprisingly radical takedown of women's magazines.
Jan. 2 2004 11:17 AMOff LimitsShould students be allowed to hook up with professors?
Sept. 15 2010 7:24 AMWe're All Scandal Addicts Now. And That's a Good Thing.
Sept. 1 2010 11:14 AMWhat Tiger Woods Didn't Understand About His Mistresses
Aug. 25 2010 10:16 AMWhy We Can't Live Without Them
Jan. 24 2007 4:47 PMWomen in LoveOn Patty Marx, Christopher Hitchens, and funny women.
The Book Club
Dec. 7 2006 5:49 PMDid I Touch a Nerve?
Oct. 28 2005 5:28 PMAmerica's WaistlineThe politics of fat.
The Book Club
Sept. 20 2005 2:56 AMIs Porn Really Transforming Our Sex Lives?
Jan. 5 2005 8:35 AMNavel GazingWhy even feminists are obsessed with fat.
July 7 2004 3:36 PMPeck the KnifeWhat explains Dale Peck's slashing reviews? A case study in critical aggression.
April 26 2004 6:36 PMCondi's Inner LifeWhat Freudian slips do—or don't—tell us about politicians.
March 19 2004 3:07 PMThe Anxiety of (Sexual) InfluenceAre onetime "unwanted advances" really a feminist issue?
Oct. 30 2003 11:41 AMMeet Playboy Sr.Has the once-groundbreaking magazine become culturally irrelevant?


War Stories

The Right Target

Why Obama’s airstrikes against ISIS may be more effective than people expect.

The One National Holiday Republicans Hope You Forget

It’s Legal for Obama to Bomb Syria Because He Says It Is

I Stand With Emma Watson on Women’s Rights

Even though I know I’m going to get flak for it.

Should You Recline Your Seat? Two Economists Weigh In.


It Is Very, Very Stupid to Compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice

Or, why it is very, very stupid to compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice.

Building a Better Workplace

In Defense of HR

Startups and small businesses shouldn’t skip over a human resources department.

Why Is This Mother in Prison for Helping Her Daughter Get an Abortion?

It’s Fine to Use Facebook to Serve People With Legal Papers, Court Rules

  News & Politics
Sept. 23 2014 6:40 PM Coalition of the Presentable Don’t believe the official version. Meet America’s real allies in the fight against ISIS.
Sept. 23 2014 2:08 PM Home Depot’s Former Lead Security Engineer Had a Legacy of Sabotage
Sept. 23 2014 1:57 PM Would a Second Sarkozy Presidency End Marriage Equality in France?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 23 2014 2:32 PM Politico Asks: Why Is Gabby Giffords So “Ruthless” on Gun Control?
  Slate Plus
Political Gabfest
Sept. 23 2014 3:04 PM Chicago Gabfest How to get your tickets before anyone else.
Brow Beat
Sept. 23 2014 8:38 PM “No One in This World” Is One of Kutiman’s Best, Most Impressive Songs
Future Tense
Sept. 23 2014 5:36 PM This Climate Change Poem Moved World Leaders to Tears Today
  Health & Science
Sept. 23 2014 4:33 PM Who Deserves Those 4 Inches of Airplane Seat Space? An investigation into the economics of reclining.
Sports Nut
Sept. 23 2014 7:27 PM You’re Fired, Roger Goodell If the commissioner gets the ax, the NFL would still need a better justice system. What would that look like?