L.V. Anderson L.V. Anderson

L.V. Anderson is a Slate assistant editor. She edits Slate's food and drink sections and writes Brow Beat's recipe column, You're Doing It Wrong. 

Brow Beat
Aug. 6 2014 3:26 PMEddie Redmayne Channels Stephen Hawking in the Theory of Everything Trailer
Medical Examiner
Aug. 4 2014 3:44 PMCalorie MiscountingWhy one slice of cheesecake does not equal 4½ hours of aerobics.
Brow Beat
July 31 2014 8:32 AMThe New York Times Food Section Will Finally Be Called “Food”
Brow Beat
July 29 2014 5:39 PMThere Is Only One Good Reason to Drink Coconut Water
Better Summer
July 24 2014 10:20 AMThe Best Way to Light a Charcoal GrillThere’s no need to make a fool of yourself.
Brow Beat
July 23 2014 8:16 AMArizona Beverages Is Now Making “Oak Brewed Tea,” for Some Reason
Brow Beat
July 18 2014 7:31 PMSilicon Valley Is Trying to Make Vegan Cheese That’s Actually Cheese
Brow Beat
July 16 2014 5:50 PMWeird Al’s Latest Video Is a Lorde Parody About “Foil”
Brow Beat
July 15 2014 6:37 PMThese Videos of a Man Cutting Various Foods With a Spoon Are Riveting
The Spot
July 14 2014 11:04 AMThe Best Part of the World Cup Trophy Ceremony? Manuel Neuer Hugging Merkel.
The Spot
July 11 2014 11:26 AMWho Should You Root for in the World Cup Final? (Don't Worry, You Can't Do It Wrong.)
Brow Beat
July 2 2014 7:37 PMThese Brilliant Women Figured Out How to Bike in a Skirt Without Flashing Everyone
Brow Beat
July 1 2014 11:09 AMHere’s What You Need to Know if You Insist on Making Apple Pie for the Fourth of July
Brow Beat
June 27 2014 8:03 AMGenius Italian Designers Figured Out the Perfect Place to Put a Recipe
Behind the Scenes
June 19 2014 11:59 PMThis Headline Might Change Your LifeEditorial director John Swansburg chats about a hyperbolic Slate headline with its author.
Brow Beat
Aug. 5 2014 2:03 PMHow to Make Hard-Boiled Eggs Easy to Peel
Brow Beat
July 31 2014 6:33 PMThe Problem With Businessweek’s Obese Coca-Cola Bottle
Brow Beat
July 30 2014 11:56 AMMcDonald’s Should Bring Its Tofu McNuggets to the USA
Brow Beat
July 25 2014 8:37 AMYou’re Making Bruschetta Wrong, and You Might Be Pronouncing It Wrong, Too
Brow Beat
July 23 2014 3:07 PMSeth Meyers Found a Way to Make New Yorker Cartoons Really Funny
Brow Beat
July 19 2014 9:31 AMYou—Yes, You—Can Eat a Whole Jalapeño. Here's How.
The XX Factor
July 18 2014 11:17 AMA Personal Look at How Hunger Affects Women
Brow Beat
July 16 2014 2:56 PMEvery Food That’s Ever Been Called “The New Cupcake,” in One Chart
Brow Beat
July 15 2014 8:03 AMWhat Hath the Potato Salad Kickstarter Wrought? Surveying Its Unfunny Imitators.
Brow Beat
July 11 2014 4:18 PMSadly, That Ad for “a Veggie Burger That Contains Real Beef” Isn’t Real
Brow Beat
July 3 2014 5:36 PMIs the Name Kaffir Lime Racist? Why You May Want to Think Twice About Using That Term.
Brow Beat
July 2 2014 1:09 PMYes, There Is “Wood Pulp” in Your Food. No, You Shouldn’t Worry About It.
Brow Beat
June 27 2014 2:56 PMThe Susan Orlean Diet, 2014 Edition
Brow Beat
June 26 2014 10:54 AMHow to Make Raspberries Even Better Without Cooking Them
Brow Beat
June 17 2014 12:35 PMThe Problem With Kale, and How to Solve It




The Ebola Story

How our minds build narratives out of disaster.

The Budget Disaster That Completely Sabotaged the WHO’s Response to Ebola

PowerPoint Is the Worst, and Now It’s the Latest Way to Hack Into Your Computer

The Shooting Tragedies That Forged Canada’s Gun Politics

A Highly Unscientific Ranking of Crazy-Old German Beers


Welcome to 13th Grade!

Some high schools are offering a fifth year. That’s a great idea.


The Actual World

“Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.

Want Kids to Delay Sex? Let Planned Parenthood Teach Them Sex Ed.

Would You Trust Walmart to Provide Your Health Care? (You Should.)

  News & Politics
Oct. 22 2014 9:42 PM Landslide Landrieu Can the Louisiana Democrat use the powers of incumbency to save herself one more time?
Continuously Operating
Oct. 22 2014 2:38 PM Crack Open an Old One A highly unscientific evaluation of Germany’s oldest breweries.
Dear Prudence
Oct. 23 2014 6:00 AM Monster Kids from poorer neighborhoods keep coming to trick-or-treat in mine. Do I have to give them candy?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 23 2014 8:51 AM The Male-Dominated Culture of Business in Tech Is Not Great for Women
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Oct. 22 2014 5:27 PM The Slate Walking Dead Podcast A spoiler-filled discussion of Episodes 1 and 2.
Brow Beat
Oct. 23 2014 9:00 AM Exclusive Premiere: Key & Peele Imagines the Dark Side of the Make-A-Wish Program
Future Tense
Oct. 22 2014 5:33 PM One More Reason Not to Use PowerPoint: It’s The Gateway for a Serious Windows Vulnerability
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 23 2014 7:30 AM Our Solar System and Galaxy … Seen by an Astronaut
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.