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
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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.
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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?



Talking White

Black people’s disdain for “proper English” and academic achievement is a myth.

Hong Kong’s Protesters Are Ridiculously Polite. That’s What Scares Beijing So Much.

The One Fact About Ebola That Should Calm You: It Spreads Slowly

Operation Backbone

How White Boy Rick, a legendary Detroit cocaine dealer, helped the FBI uncover brazen police corruption.

A Jaw-Dropping Political Ad Aimed at Young Women, Apparently

The XX Factor
Oct. 1 2014 4:05 PM Today in GOP Outreach to Women: You Broads Like Wedding Dresses, Right?

How Even an Old Hipster Can Age Gracefully

On their new albums, Leonard Cohen, Robert Plant, and Loudon Wainwright III show three ways.

How Tattoo Parlors Became the Barber Shops of Hipster Neighborhoods

This Gargantuan Wind Farm in Wyoming Would Be the Hoover Dam of the 21st Century

Oct. 1 2014 8:34 AM This Gargantuan Wind Farm in Wyoming Would Be the Hoover Dam of the 21st Century To undertake a massively ambitious energy project, you don’t need the government anymore.
  News & Politics
Oct. 1 2014 7:26 PM Talking White Black people’s disdain for “proper English” and academic achievement is a myth.
Oct. 2 2014 8:07 AM The Dark Side of Techtopia
Oct. 2 2014 8:27 AM How Do Teachers Kill the Joy of Reading for Students?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 1 2014 5:11 PM Celebrity Feminist Identification Has Reached Peak Meaninglessness
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Oct. 1 2014 3:24 PM Revelry (and Business) at Mohonk Photos and highlights from Slate’s annual retreat.
Brow Beat
Oct. 2 2014 8:47 AM Season 2 of The Bridge Was Confusing, Bizarre, and Uneven. I Loved It.
Future Tense
Oct. 1 2014 6:59 PM EU’s Next Digital Commissioner Thinks Keeping Nude Celeb Photos in the Cloud Is “Stupid”
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 2 2014 7:30 AM What Put the Man in the Moon in the Moon?
Sports Nut
Oct. 1 2014 5:19 PM Bunt-a-Palooza! How bad was the Kansas City Royals’ bunt-all-the-time strategy in the American League wild-card game?