Peter Sokolowski

Peter Sokolowski is Editor-at-Large at Merriam-Webster.

Lexicon Valley
March 14 2014 5:12 PMWhy Is the Greek Letter Pi the Symbol for That Mathematical Ratio Anyway?
Lexicon Valley
Feb. 22 2014 12:12 PMTed Nugent Calls Obama a "Subhuman Mongrel," Issues Non-Apology
Lexicon Valley
Jan. 24 2014 1:09 PMWhy Is the Word Thug Spiking on Merriam-Webster?
Lexicon Valley
Dec. 16 2013 2:35 PMBecause Science: What the Word of the Year Tells Us About How We Use Dictionaries
Lexicon Valley
March 3 2014 10:06 AMSpike Lee's Gentrification Rant Sends People to the Dictionary
Lexicon Valley
Feb. 14 2014 5:53 PMOn Valentine's Day, We Look for Love (in the Dictionary)
Lexicon Valley
Jan. 17 2014 3:32 PMWhy Is Messianic Spiking at Merriam-Webster?


The Slatest

Ben Bradlee Dead at 93

The legendary Washington Post editor presided over the paper’s Watergate coverage.

The Congressional Republican Digging Through Scientists’ Grant Proposals

Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real

Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band

Can it be again?

Whole Foods Is Desperate for Customers to Feel Warm and Fuzzy Again

The XX Factor

I’m 25. I Have $250.03.

My doctors want me to freeze my eggs.

The XX Factor
Oct. 20 2014 6:17 PM I’m 25. I Have $250.03. My doctors want me to freeze my eggs.

Forget Oculus Rift

This $25 cardboard box turns your phone into an incredibly fun virtual reality experience.

George Tiller’s Murderer Threatens Another Abortion Provider, Claims Free Speech

Walmart Is Crushing the Rest of Corporate America in Adopting Solar Power

  News & Politics
The World
Oct. 21 2014 3:13 PM Why Countries Make Human Rights Pledges They Have No Intention of Honoring
Oct. 21 2014 5:57 PM Soda and Fries Have Lost Their Charm for Both Consumers and Investors
The Vault
Oct. 21 2014 2:23 PM A Data-Packed Map of American Immigration in 1903
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 20 2014 1:10 PM Women Are Still Losing Jobs for Getting Pregnant
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Oct. 21 2014 1:02 PM Where Are Slate Plus Members From? This Weird Cartogram Explains. A weird-looking cartogram of Slate Plus memberships by state.
Oct. 21 2014 12:05 PM Same-Sex Couples at Home With Themselves in 1980s America
Oct. 21 2014 5:38 PM Justified Paranoia Citizenfour offers a look into the mind of Edward Snowden.
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Oct. 20 2014 11:46 AM Is Anybody Watching My Do-Gooding? The difference between being a hero and being an altruist.
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.