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?
Sept. 26 2014 3:58 PMHomophobia in Russia Still Exists, Even if the West Isn’t Paying Attention
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
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
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
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
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)
Aug. 27 2014 3:35 PMBerlin’s Openly Gay Mayor Resigns After Making the City Cool




The Ebola Story

How our minds build narratives out of disaster.

The Budget Disaster That Completely Sabotaged the WHO’s Response to Ebola

PowerPoint Is the Worst, and Now It’s the Latest Way to Hack Into Your Computer

The Shooting Tragedies That Forged Canada’s Gun Politics

A Highly Unscientific Ranking of Crazy-Old German Beers


Welcome to 13th Grade!

Some high schools are offering a fifth year. That’s a great idea.


The Actual World

“Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.

Want Kids to Delay Sex? Let Planned Parenthood Teach Them Sex Ed.

Would You Trust Walmart to Provide Your Health Care? (You Should.)

  News & Politics
The World
Oct. 22 2014 2:05 PM Paul Farmer Says Up to Ninety Percent of Those Infected Should Survive Ebola. Is He Right?
Business Insider
Oct. 22 2014 2:27 PM Facebook Made $595 Million in the U.K. Last Year. It Paid $0 in Taxes
The Eye
Oct. 22 2014 1:01 PM The Surprisingly Xenophobic Origins of Wonder Bread
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 22 2014 10:00 AM On the Internet, Men Are Called Names. Women Are Stalked and Sexually Harassed.
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Oct. 22 2014 5:27 PM The Slate Walking Dead Podcast A spoiler-filled discussion of Episodes 1 and 2.
Brow Beat
Oct. 22 2014 10:39 PM Avengers: Age of Ultron Looks Like a Fun, Sprawling, and Extremely Satisfying Sequel
Future Tense
Oct. 22 2014 2:59 PM Netizen Report: Twitter Users Under Fire in Mexico, Venezuela, Turkey
  Health & Science
Wild Things
Oct. 22 2014 2:42 PM Orcas, Via Drone, for the First Time Ever
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.