Ben Paynter

Ben Paynter is a writer in Kansas City.

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May 31 2013 12:19 PMWhy Are Indian Kids So Good at Spelling?Because they have their own minor-league spelling bee circuit.
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Dec. 19 2014 4:15 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? Staff writer Lily Hay Newman shares what stories intrigued her at the magazine this week.