Help wanted.

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March 14 2008 12:46 PM

Help Wanted

We're looking for a freelancer who could spend up to two days a week writing "Explainer" columns for Slate. You'd have to be confident covering a wide range of subject matter, including science, religion, and politics; we'd also need you to provide excellent copy on tight deadlines.

If you're interested, please paste the following into the body of an e-mail (NO ATTACHMENTS), and send it to danengber@yahoo.comby March 31, 2008:

  • Your résumé.
  • A list of 10 possible Explainer questions, culled from this week's headlines (with links to the relevant news stories).
  • If you want, you can send links for up to three clips of your published work.

Those selected for a tryout will be contacted by e-mail no later than April 4, 2008.

Click here  for the Explainer archive.



More Than Scottish Pride

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What Charles Barkley Gets Wrong About Corporal Punishment and Black Culture

Why Greenland’s “Dark Snow” Should Worry You

Three Talented Actresses in Three Terrible New Shows

Why Do Some People See the Virgin Mary in Grilled Cheese?

The science that explains the human need to find meaning in coincidences.


Happy Constitution Day!

Too bad it’s almost certainly unconstitutional.

Is It Worth Paying Full Price for the iPhone 6 to Keep Your Unlimited Data Plan? We Crunch the Numbers.

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