Ben Crair

Ben Crair is an associate editor at the Daily Beast.

Feb. 26 2010 9:40 AMTouring a Buddhist Theme Park With a Chinese Muslim
Feb. 24 2010 9:44 AMThe Part I'm Dreading: Leeches
Feb. 22 2010 12:07 PMHainan Is China's Jamaica
Aug. 29 2010 7:48 AMThe Evolution of the Minnesota State FairHow 4-H kids run the show.
May 1 2007 1:43 PMMarching With the DarfuriansMeet Philadelphia's Sudanese community.
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Aug. 18 2006 4:22 PMKitty Kelley's Latest Tell-AllHer sit-down with Duke Cunningham's wife.
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Aug. 4 2006 4:50 PMLevant Is Going To BreakCan the U.N. stop the Israel-Hezbollah conflict?
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July 21 2006 3:28 PMThe Hezbollah ProxyIs the war an Iranian diversion?
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June 30 2006 5:22 PMThe $60 Billion MenWarren Buffett, Bill Gates, and their joint philanthropy.
Feb. 25 2010 9:39 AMListening and Looking
Feb. 23 2010 11:52 AMWhat Happened to the Hainan Gibbon?
Dec. 29 2008 1:28 PMGood Germans and Uplifting UprisingsHollywood's take on the Holocaust.
July 29 2008 4:20 PMThe Forgotten Ape Why can't the gibbon get any respect?
Aug. 30 2006 2:14 PMThe Evolution of the Minnesota State FairHow 4-H kids run the show.
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Aug. 11 2006 4:53 PMJihad in Somalia?Islamism, poverty, and rapid growth put the nation on the brink.
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July 28 2006 3:42 PMIt's Clinton vs. DeanThe big battle for the netroots.
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July 7 2006 5:20 PMKim Jong-il's Big FlopHis hopes to intimidate the West fizzled with the failed missile tests.


Medical Examiner

The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.

I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore

And schools are getting worried.

Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War

The XX Factor

Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough

So they added a little self-immolation.


Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem

Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology. 

Why a Sketch of Chelsea Manning Is Stirring Up Controversy

How Worried Should Poland, the Baltic States, and Georgia Be About a Russian Invasion?

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