Emily Tamkin

Emily Tamkin is an M.Phil. candidate in Russian and East European studies at Oxford. Follow her on Twitter.  

Continuously Operating
Oct. 20 2014 3:40 PMKeeping It in the FamilyWhy are so many of the world’s oldest companies in Japan?
Outward
Sept. 26 2014 3:58 PMHomophobia in Russia Still Exists, Even if the West Isn’t Paying Attention
Outward
Sept. 22 2014 2:55 PMNicolas Sarkozy, Thrice Married, Says Gay Marriage Humiliates the Family
Future Tense
Sept. 16 2014 1:48 PMWhy We Need a Federal Robotics Commission
The Slatest
Sept. 15 2014 6:24 PMThe U.S. Is Open to Working With Iran, but Iran Does Not Feel the Same Way
Future Tense
Sept. 12 2014 3:48 PMHow Do You Say “Crack Down on Google” in German?
The Slatest
Sept. 9 2014 4:39 PMCO2 Levels Rising in Record Fashion, Warns U.N. Report
The Slatest
Sept. 8 2014 4:09 PMNCAA Restores Penn State's Bowl Game Eligibility Two Years Early
Future Tense
Sept. 8 2014 1:05 PMA New Think-Tank Report Says We’re Already “Baby Cyborgs”
The Slatest
Sept. 8 2014 10:15 AMPrince William and Kate Middleton Expecting Again
The World
Sept. 5 2014 1:37 PMA Timeline of Vladimir Putin’s Excuses and Evasions Regarding Russia’s Actions in Ukraine
Future Tense
Sept. 3 2014 2:15 PMIranians Are Finally Allowed to Send Photos via Cellphone
Outward
Sept. 2 2014 5:27 PMDenmark’s New Trans Law Attracts Kudos and Criticism
The World
Aug. 29 2014 9:00 AMWill Everyone Shut Up Already About How the Nordic Countries Top Every Global Ranking?
Future Tense
Aug. 27 2014 4:00 PMU.S. Government to Labs: Take an Inventory of Your Pathogens
Outward
Oct. 9 2014 3:04 PMEstonia Stands up to Russia, Recognizes Same-Sex Partners
Future Tense
Sept. 26 2014 3:50 PMAustralia on the Verge of Permitting Alarmingly Broad Internet Surveillance 
The World
Sept. 19 2014 12:33 PMHow Worried Should Poland, the Baltic States, and Georgia Be About a Russian Invasion?
The Slatest
Sept. 15 2014 8:10 PMThere Are New Abuse Allegations Against Adrian Peterson
The Slatest
Sept. 15 2014 12:29 PMAdrian Peterson to Return Next Week, Say Minnesota Vikings
Moneybox
Sept. 11 2014 4:59 PMMillennials Are Better-Read, Vastly Superior to Rest of Population, Says Science
The Slatest
Sept. 9 2014 11:05 AMDeath Toll from “Superflood” in India and Pakistan Rises
The Slatest
Sept. 8 2014 1:47 PMMedvedev Hints at Retaliatory Flight Ban over Russian Airspace
The Slatest
Sept. 8 2014 11:28 AMNew Book Claims to Uncover Identity of Jack the Ripper
The Slatest
Sept. 8 2014 9:30 AMVideo of Ray Rice Punching Fiancée Surfaces, Rice's Contract Terminated
The Slatest
Sept. 4 2014 5:03 PMGay Marriage Bans Struck Down in Wisconsin and Indiana
The Slatest
Sept. 3 2014 11:27 AMRussia Outlines Plans for Cease-Fire It Says It Cannot Sign
Weigel
Aug. 29 2014 2:57 PMThe Most Important Race That Will Absolutely Change the Course of American Politics
Future Tense
Aug. 28 2014 12:18 PMScientists Can Manipulate Memory (in Mice, Anyway)
Outward
Aug. 27 2014 3:35 PMBerlin’s Openly Gay Mayor Resigns After Making the City Cool

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The World

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Culturebox

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Culturebox

The Actual World

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  News & Politics
Politics
Oct. 23 2014 3:55 PM Panda Sluggers Democrats are in trouble. Time to bash China.
  Business
Business Insider
Oct. 23 2014 2:36 PM Take a Rare Peek Inside the Massive Data Centers That Power Google
  Life
Outward
Oct. 23 2014 5:08 PM Why Is an Obscure 1968 Documentary in the Opening Credits of Transparent?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 23 2014 11:33 AM Watch Little Princesses Curse for the Feminist Cause
  Slate Plus
Working
Oct. 23 2014 11:28 AM Slate’s Working Podcast: Episode 2 Transcript Read what David Plotz asked Dr. Meri Kolbrener about her workday.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Oct. 23 2014 5:08 PM What Happens When You Serve McDonald’s to Food Snobs and Tell Them It’s Organic
  Technology
Technology
Oct. 23 2014 4:36 PM Vampire Porn Mindgeek is a cautionary tale of consolidating production and distribution in a single, monopolistic owner.
  Health & Science
Science
Oct. 23 2014 5:42 PM Seriously, Evolution: WTF? Why I love the most awkward, absurd, hacked-together species.
  Sports
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.