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Bryn Mawr College
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Slate: The Undercover Economist

The Scariest Campfire Story

<p>We’d had a great day. We’d roasted hot dogs and s’mores over the campfire and tucked our kids in their sleeping bags in the tent. Over one last cocktail by the light of the moon, my ...

Happy Constitution Day!

<p>You are no doubt as excited as I am about the advent of Constitution Day, which explodes into being again Wednesday, Sept. 17, with its customary flurry of greeting cards, traffic-stopping...

Ken Follett’s Case for Long Novels

<p><strong>Listen to Episode 93 of <em>Slate</em>’s The Gist:</strong></p>

Nothing Succeeds Like Secession

<p>“Let’s jump on a plane to Edinburgh,” says <a href="http://www.champlain.edu/academics/our-faculty/williams-rob">Rob Williams</a>. “You and me—let’s go! I was actua...

Tale of Two Fergusons

<p>Early in the Ferguson protests, the Pew Research Center <a href="http://www.people-press.org/2014/08/18/stark-racial-divisions-in-reactions-to-ferguson-police-shooting/">polled react...

It’s All Connected

<p>In the opening chapter of Book 1 of <a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/0374534144/?tag=slatmaga-20"><em>My Struggle</em></a>, by Karl Ove Knausgaard, the 8-year-old ...

More Than Scottish Pride

<p>GLASGOW, Scotland—Something <a href="https://twitter.com/Jonathon_Shafi/status/510762905915379714">strange</a> is happening in Scotland, and it has little to do with national...

What Really Caused the Nicaraguan Crater?

<p><a href="http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Nicaragua_asks_US_for_help_investigating_meteorite_crater_999.html">Nicaragua wants American help figuring</a> out the source of a 40...

A Tower Above the Trees

<p>The Amazon Tall Tower Observatory​, a joint effort by Brazil and Germany, will be a novel way for scientists to track climate change.</p>

Spare the Rod

<p>I’m guessing that Charles Barkley delivered exactly what CBS’s producers hoped for when they invited him on <em>The NFL Today</em> this past Sunday. Barkley came on the foo...