Ben Paynter
Ben Paynter

Ben Paynter is a writer in Kansas City.

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May 29 2015 12:03 PMWhy Are Indian Kids So Good at Spelling?Because they have their own minor-league spelling bee circuit.
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Aug. 28 2015 12:31 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? International affairs writer Joshua Keating on what to read to understand the apparently permanent slowdown of the Chinese economy.