Dale Carpenter

Dale Carpenter, a professor at the University of Minnesota Law School, is the author of Flagrant Conduct: The Story of Lawrence v. Texas.

  • How Gay Sex Was Legalized

    In 1998, two sheriff's deputies walked into a Texas bedroom and found two men breaking a law against sodomy. The legal battle that followed made same-sex relationships legal in every state -- but not before causing a lot of drama at the Supreme Court.

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Juice Cleanses: The Worst Diet

A doctor tries the ever-popular Master Cleanse. Sort of.

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Why Did I Study Physics?

Using hand-drawn cartoons to explain an academic passion

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What If Emoji Lived Among Us?

A whimsical ad imagines what life would be like if emoji were real.

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Living Alone on a Sailboat

"If you think I'm a dirtbag, then you don't understand the lifestyle."

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The Future of Iced Coffee

Are artisan businesses like Blue Bottle doomed to fail when they go mainstream?

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