Paul Lukas

Paul Lukas writes about food, travel, and consumer culture for a variety of publications.

Jan. 13 2014 7:30 AMLights, Camera, Extraction!Kids are pulling out their teeth with a string and a slammed door—and filming it for YouTube.
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Sept. 12 2012 4:00 AMPermanent RecordSearching for Giorgio Cataudella, macaroni laborer.
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May 29 2012 1:10 PMPermanent RecordEva and Bee: Both children of the Depression, one ended up designing Mamie Eisenhower’s inaugural gown, the other was a mentor to Calvin Klein.
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Sept. 18 2011 10:12 PMPermanent RecordHow the Manhattan Trade School prepared a generation of New York women for the workplace.
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Sept. 18 2011 10:12 PMPermanent RecordHow I found the report cards, and how they changed my life.
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Sept. 18 2011 10:12 PMPermanent RecordSearching for Marie Garaventa.
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Sept. 18 2011 10:12 PMPermanent RecordHelp me find more students who attended the Manhattan Trade School for Girls.
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Sept. 18 2011 4:04 PMPermanent RecordAge really is just a number.
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Sept. 18 2011 3:41 PMPermanent RecordStudent aid.
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Sept. 18 2011 2:58 PMPermanent Record
Trading down.
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Sept. 18 2011 2:23 PMPermanent Record
What happens to the cards?
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June 29 2004 3:35 PMUni WatchThe return of colored baseball pants.
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May 17 2004 1:56 PMUni WatchYou're dead. Here's your uniform tribute.
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April 6 2004 11:55 AMUni WatchThe sports coat of champions.
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March 10 2004 3:35 PMUni WatchHow the zebra got its stripes.
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Nov. 26 2012 4:45 AMPermanent RecordHow an orphan became the matriarch of one of New York’s most powerful political families.
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July 2 2012 6:30 AMPermanent RecordThe saddest story in the report cards I found—and how it came to have a happy ending.
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April 27 2012 7:02 AMPermanent RecordRose Vrana is 95. She went to trade school in the 1930s. I found her report card. Then I found her.
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Sept. 18 2011 10:12 PMPermanent RecordLucille Fasanalla saved the romper she made as a student at Manhattan Trade her whole life.
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Sept. 18 2011 10:12 PM"Very Ambitious," "Irritable at Times," "Nice Type"Leaf through the report cards of the women featured in the Permanent Record series.
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Sept. 18 2011 10:12 PMPermanent RecordMaking stuffed animals for John and Caroline Kennedy.
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Sept. 18 2011 4:10 PMPermanent RecordAcknowledgements.
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Sept. 18 2011 3:55 PMPermanent RecordQuite contrary.
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Sept. 18 2011 3:21 PMPermanent RecordThe wit and wisdom of Miss Kotter.
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Sept. 18 2011 2:40 PMPermanent Record
Golden anniversary.
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Sept. 18 2011 1:54 PMPermanent Record
Object lessons.
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June 9 2004 12:52 PMUni WatchMeet the Mets' sewing machine.
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April 21 2004 3:54 PMTales From the Dark (Under)SideWhat do the Anaheim Angels have beneath their caps?
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March 25 2004 4:18 PMUni WatchBaseball's spring wardrobe blowout.
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Feb. 16 2004 4:00 PMUni WatchWhich sport has the best all-star duds?



War Stories

The Right Target

Why Obama’s airstrikes against ISIS may be more effective than people expect.

The One National Holiday Republicans Hope You Forget

It’s Legal for Obama to Bomb Syria Because He Says It Is

I Stand With Emma Watson on Women’s Rights

Even though I know I’m going to get flak for it.

Should You Recline Your Seat? Two Economists Weigh In.


It Is Very, Very Stupid to Compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice

Or, why it is very, very stupid to compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice.

Building a Better Workplace

In Defense of HR

Startups and small businesses shouldn’t skip over a human resources department.

Why Is This Mother in Prison for Helping Her Daughter Get an Abortion?

The Only Good Thing That Happened at Today’s Soul-Crushing U.N. Climate Talks

  News & Politics
Sept. 23 2014 6:06 PM Nothing to See Here The one national holiday Republicans want you to forget.
Sept. 23 2014 2:08 PM Home Depot’s Former Lead Security Engineer Had a Legacy of Sabotage
Sept. 23 2014 1:57 PM Would a Second Sarkozy Presidency End Marriage Equality in France?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 23 2014 2:32 PM Politico Asks: Why Is Gabby Giffords So “Ruthless” on Gun Control?
  Slate Plus
Political Gabfest
Sept. 23 2014 3:04 PM Chicago Gabfest How to get your tickets before anyone else.
Brow Beat
Sept. 23 2014 4:45 PM Why Is Autumn the Only Season With Two Names?
Future Tense
Sept. 23 2014 5:36 PM This Climate Change Poem Moved World Leaders to Tears Today
  Health & Science
Sept. 23 2014 4:33 PM Who Deserves Those 4 Inches of Airplane Seat Space? An investigation into the economics of reclining.
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.