Ben Paynter

Ben Paynter is a writer in Kansas City.

Culturebox
May 31 2013 12:19 PMWhy Are Indian Kids So Good at Spelling?Because they have their own minor-league spelling bee circuit.
  Slate Plus
Slate Picks
Nov. 21 2014 1:38 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? See if you can keep pace with the copy desk, Slate’s most comprehensive reading team.