Libby Copeland

Libby Copeland is a writer in New York and a regular Slate contributor. She was previously a Washington Post reporter and editor for 11 years. She can be reached at libbycopeland@gmail.com.

Doublex
Nov. 8 2011 7:24 AMThe End of Pantyhose?L’eggs has launched its first ad campaign in 15 years—but it may be too late to pull nylons back from the brink of extinction.
The XX Factor
Nov. 4 2011 4:23 PMWhy Sexual Harassment Accusers Are Lampooned as Humorless and Hysterical
The XX Factor
Oct. 17 2011 4:26 PM

The New Yorker Profiles Jill Abramson and Wonders About Her Brusqueness

Doublex
Oct. 12 2011 4:37 PMAre Americans Secretly Homesick?According to a new history, we were never a nation of rugged individualists. We were—and still are—nostalgic homebodies.
Doublex
Oct. 5 2011 9:50 PMSarah Palin’s Improbable Gift to WomenBy choosing excessive self-confidence over undue modesty, she broke one of the final glass ceilings.
The XX Factor
Sept. 22 2011 2:09 PMRon Paul has elevated annoying Rick Perry to an art
Doublex
Sept. 14 2011 3:15 PMAngry MomsA brief history of maternal indignation in American politics, from Mother Jones to Michele Bachmann.
The XX Factor
Sept. 8 2011 12:25 PM"Sources" Starting To Squawk About Bachmann Campaign Troubles; Advisers Feared She Would "Mess It Up"
Doublex
Sept. 7 2011 1:06 PMAmerica's Next Top SociologistA daylong photo shoot for Vogue pays only $150, women are like milk cartons, and other insights from the academic study of modeling.
The XX Factor
Aug. 26 2011 11:11 AMMore in the case of New York City's notorious abusing foster mother, Judith Leekin
The XX Factor
Aug. 11 2011 11:52 AMMichele Bachmann may need her flak jacket tonight
Doublex
Aug. 3 2011 8:16 AMObama at 50: Older, Wiser ... Happier?How the study of happiness is changing our understanding of aging.
Doublex
July 20 2011 6:12 PMMeet the Bachmanns' "Ex-Lesbian" Friend Janet Boynes discusses her 14 "miserable" years as a lesbian and her ministry to those who want to "leave the homosexual lifestyle."
The XX Factor
July 8 2011 5:14 PMDoes getting married improve your sex life?
Doublex
June 30 2011 6:17 PMHail to the HousewifeCan Michele Bachmann be the leader of the free world and still obey her husband like a good evangelical?
The XX Factor
Nov. 7 2011 5:41 PMThe Character Attacks Against Cain's Sex Harassment Accuser Begin
The XX Factor
Oct. 28 2011 10:25 AM

Department of Injustice: Lynda Barry, The Gifted Cartoonist, Doesn't Have Money To Fix Her Teeth

The XX Factor
Oct. 14 2011 11:34 AM

Anita Hill Was Apparently Michele Bachmann's Law Professor

The XX Factor
Oct. 12 2011 1:40 PM

Do I Have to Look At Michael Jackson's Corpse Over Breakfast?

The XX Factor
Sept. 28 2011 3:43 PM

Sarah Palin Isn't Sure the Presidency Is Worth Her Time

The XX Factor
Sept. 15 2011 12:59 PMJoe McGinniss Writes a Bunch of Unsubstantiated Gossip; Todd Thinks McGinniss Was Hot For Sarah
Doublex
Sept. 14 2011 2:54 PMSeven Angry Moms
The XX Factor
Sept. 7 2011 1:25 PMWhy Michele Bachmann Should Go Hard Against Rick Perry
The XX Factor
Aug. 31 2011 4:39 PMA study on the unintended effects of sex offender laws.
The XX Factor
Aug. 18 2011 12:40 PMBachmann's Fragility Problem
The XX Factor
Aug. 3 2011 10:47 AMWhat You Should Do if You're in Brooklyn Tonight.
The XX Factor
July 26 2011 4:24 PMThe Norway killer thought he was reclaiming manliness
The XX Factor
July 19 2011 1:40 PMBachmann's Staff Problems
The XX Factor
July 1 2011 4:51 PMIs Michele Bachmann Popular Because She's Not Angry?
The XX Factor
June 23 2011 11:19 AMBachmann and the "Bondage" of Being Gay

READ MORE STORIES

TODAY IN SLATE

Medical Examiner

Here’s Where We Stand With Ebola

Even experienced international disaster responders are shocked at how bad it’s gotten.

Why Are Lighter-Skinned Latinos and Asians More Likely to Vote Republican?

A Woman Who Escaped the Extreme Babymaking Christian Fundamentalism of Quiverfull

The XX Factor
Sept. 22 2014 12:29 PM A Woman Who Escaped the Extreme Babymaking Christian Fundamentalism of Quiverfull

Subprime Loans Are Back

And believe it or not, that’s a good thing.

It Is 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.

How Ted Cruz and Scott Brown Misunderstand What It Means to Be an American Citizen

Divestment Is Fine but Mostly Symbolic. There’s a Better Way for Universities to Fight Climate Change.

  News & Politics
Politics
Sept. 22 2014 6:30 PM What Does It Mean to Be an American? Ted Cruz and Scott Brown think it’s about ideology. It’s really about culture.
  Business
Moneybox
Sept. 22 2014 5:38 PM Apple Won't Shut Down Beats Music After All (But Will Probably Rename It)
  Life
Dear Prudence
Sept. 23 2014 6:00 AM Naked and Afraid Prudie offers advice on whether a young boy should sleep in the same room with his nude grandfather.
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 22 2014 7:43 PM Emma Watson Threatened With Nude Photo Leak for Speaking Out About Women's Equality
  Slate Plus
Slate Plus
Sept. 22 2014 1:52 PM Tell Us What You Think About Slate Plus Help us improve our new membership program.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Sept. 22 2014 9:17 PM Trent Reznor’s Gone Girl Soundtrack Sounds Like an Eerie, Innovative Success
  Technology
Future Tense
Sept. 22 2014 6:27 PM Should We All Be Learning How to Type in Virtual Reality?
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 22 2014 4:34 PM Here’s Where We Stand With Ebola Even experienced international disaster responders are shocked at how bad it’s gotten.
  Sports
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.