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. 

Medical Examiner
March 5 2014 11:44 PMI’ve Consumed Hundreds of Raw Eggs and Have Never Gotten Salmonella Poisoning. Here’s Why.
Brow Beat
March 4 2014 4:03 PMIs This New York Times Headline Offensive to Chickens?
Brow Beat
March 3 2014 12:49 AMIs That Pizza They Had at the Oscars Any Good?
Brow Beat
Feb. 28 2014 4:12 PMThe Piece of Plastic the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Doesn’t Want You to See
Brow Beat
Feb. 27 2014 8:24 AMThere Is a Better Way to Eat Grapefruit
Brow Beat
Feb. 20 2014 4:55 PMPeople Really Are Trying to Make Vegetables Cool. But Not Celery. No One Cares About Celery.
Brow Beat
Feb. 18 2014 5:05 PMSpain Shouldn’t Change Its Mealtimes to Be More Like Us. We Should Change Ours.
Brow Beat
Feb. 12 2014 9:13 AMWhat Was the Deal With Graham Greene Calling Shirley Temple “a Fancy Little Piece”?
Brow Beat
Feb. 6 2014 12:25 PMHow to Make Ramen Like the Kind Served at Fancy Noodle Bars
Brow Beat
Feb. 3 2014 4:17 PMJ.K. Rowling Is Wrong. Harry Potter Should Not Have Ended Up With Hermione.
Brow Beat
Jan. 30 2014 5:24 PMWhy Chocolate Toothpaste Seems Like a Bad Idea
Brow Beat
Jan. 29 2014 9:33 AM“Frost Brewed” and “Cold Filtered” Don’t Mean Anything. Only Your Fridge Can Make Beer Cold.
Brow Beat
Jan. 27 2014 11:14 AMWhy Every New York Mayor Gets Asked About Bagels
Brow Beat
Jan. 22 2014 5:40 PMFour Ways to Make Your Quesadillas Much More Delicious
Brow Beat
Jan. 15 2014 4:48 PMLovable Jerks Refuse to Leave Local McDonald’s
Brow Beat
March 5 2014 10:44 AMAmerican Cheese-Makers: Stop Imitating Europe! Create Your Own Cheese Names.
Brow Beat
March 4 2014 2:10 PMOlive Garden’s New Logo Looks Like a Second-Grader’s Cursive Practice
Brow Beat
March 2 2014 10:41 PMEverything You Missed on the Oscars While You Were Watching True Detective
Brow Beat
Feb. 28 2014 12:16 PMWhy Is There a Hyphen in Non-Stop? Shouldn’t It Be Nonstop?
Brow Beat
Feb. 21 2014 4:20 PMSausage Made With Bacteria From Baby Poop Isn’t as Gross as It Sounds
Brow Beat
Feb. 20 2014 9:17 AMFrench Fries Aren’t The Best Kind of Fries. These Are.
Brow Beat
Feb. 13 2014 3:33 PMA Valentine’s Day Pound Cake That Symbolizes The Romance (or Enmity) in Your Relationship
The XX Factor
Feb. 10 2014 6:42 PMHandy Facebook App Tells You Whether You Are an Old Maid
Brow Beat
Feb. 4 2014 1:08 PMWatch Benedict Cumberbatch Solve a Sesame Street Mystery
Brow Beat
Feb. 3 2014 9:07 AMReminder: You Can Deep-Fry Pretty Much Any Kind of Dough
Brow Beat
Jan. 29 2014 6:50 PMExploiting Men’s Insecurity About Their Penises Is a Terrible Way to Promote Vegetarianism
Brow Beat
Jan. 27 2014 1:18 PMIs Your “Extra-Virgin” Olive Oil Really Extra-Virgin? Here’s How to Find Out.
The XX Factor
Jan. 23 2014 3:11 PMCan Popcorn Be Sexy?
Brow Beat
Jan. 22 2014 10:49 AMWhy “Real Cinnamon” Is a Bogus Term
Brow Beat
Jan. 14 2014 5:34 PMStop Mocking Bill De Blasio. It’s OK to Eat Pizza With a Fork and Knife.




More Than Scottish Pride

Scotland’s referendum isn’t about nationalism. It’s about a system that failed, and a new generation looking to take a chance on itself. 

IOS 8 Comes Out Today. Do Not Put It on Your iPhone 4S.

Why Greenland’s “Dark Snow” Should Worry You

Three Talented Actresses in Three Terrible New Shows

The Human Need to Find Connections in Everything

It’s the source of creativity and delusions. It can harm us more than it helps us.


Happy Constitution Day!

Too bad it’s almost certainly unconstitutional.

The Ungodly Horror of Having a Bug Crawl Into Your Ear and Scratch Away at Your Eardrum

My Father Was James Brown. I Watched Him Beat My Mother. Then I Married Someone Like Him.

  News & Politics
Sept. 17 2014 2:57 PM ISIS Helps Snuff Out Conservative Opposition to Government Funding Bill
Business Insider
Sept. 17 2014 1:36 PM Nate Silver Versus Princeton Professor: Who Has the Right Models?
Sept. 17 2014 1:59 PM Ask a Homo: Secret Ally Codes 
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 17 2014 1:26 PM Hey CBS, Rihanna Is Exactly Who I Want to See on My TV Before NFL Games
  Slate Plus
Slate Fare
Sept. 17 2014 9:37 AM Is Slate Too Liberal?  A members-only open thread.
Brow Beat
Sept. 17 2014 1:01 PM A Rare, Very Unusual Interview With Michael Jackson, Animated
Future Tense
Sept. 17 2014 12:35 PM IOS 8 Comes Out Today. Do Not Put It on Your iPhone 4S.
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 17 2014 11:18 AM A Bridge Across the Sky
Sports Nut
Sept. 17 2014 3:51 PM NFL Jerk Watch: Roger Goodell How much should you loathe the pro football commissioner?