Rebecca Schuman
Rebecca Schuman Rebecca Schuman

Rebecca Schuman is a columnist for Slate and the author of Schadenfreude, A Love Story and Kafka and Wittgenstein. She lives in St. Louis.

Brow Beat
July 19 2016 2:24 PMMaybe Melania Trump Wasn’t Plagiarizing. Perhaps She Was Doing Scholarship “European-Style.”
Metropolis
July 12 2016 9:30 AMHow Did the Pedestrian Cross the Road?At a multiple-threat crossing, with great difficulty. How to avoid getting killed (or killing anyone).
Brow Beat
June 20 2016 1:50 PMI Have Many, Many Questions About the Twitter War Between Billy Eichner and Ross Mathews
Family
June 7 2016 10:35 AMMore Young Adults Are Living With Their ParentsWe say that like it’s a bad thing. It’s not.
Brow Beat
May 24 2016 8:02 AMThis Giant Sculpture of Kafka’s Head Perfectly Encapsulates His Strange Relationship to Prague
Family
May 3 2016 2:31 PMHow to Win Every Argument With Your Kids ForeverThe answer can be found in game theory, according to a new book.
Doublex
April 18 2016 9:01 AMThere’s No Good Reason for an “Independent Study”And if your professor suggests one, run the other way. 
Education
March 31 2016 10:54 AMAcademia’s Daddy IssuesInside the bizarre dynamic between grad students and their supervisors.
Education
March 1 2016 9:30 AMA College Degree for $1,000?According to a new startup, that’s the true cost of a college education.
Education
Feb. 11 2016 10:17 AMTenure Protects NothingAnd Bunnygate proves it.
Doublex
Jan. 19 2016 12:52 PMBrandeis Students Are Lobbying to Get Their Professor on the Tenure TrackIt should work. Here’s why it likely won’t.
Family
Dec. 17 2015 9:45 AMNo, Busybody Strangers of the World, My Baby Is Not ColdWinter is prime time for a certain brand of parental concern-trolling.
Education
Dec. 9 2015 3:54 PMThe Humiliating Nightmare of Academic-Conference SeasonThis is why every academic you know is so depressed over the holidays. 
Education
Nov. 3 2015 11:10 AMIs This the Worst Free-Market Higher-Ed Idea Ever?It doesn’t work in the construction business, and it won’t work in academia, either.
Education
Oct. 21 2015 10:47 AMProfessors Shouldn’t Teach to Younger Versions of ThemselvesToo many academics focus on ideal students rather than real ones.
Doublex
July 18 2016 12:16 PM“This Boob Is a Good Boob”Is a kid who’s “old enough to ask for it” too old to breast-feed?
Books
July 5 2016 7:14 AMA Perfect 16.223Dvora Meyers explains why gymnastics’ perfect 10 went away—and why it’s not coming back.
Family
June 20 2016 1:40 PMAlone, TogetherTo avoid travel stress and major arguments, more couples should vacation together but fly alone.
Brow Beat
May 25 2016 8:02 AMThe Trailblazing Comic Genius of Strangers With Candy
Brow Beat
May 13 2016 8:32 AMThe Netflix Movie Look Who’s Back Is Like Ali G but With Hitler, and It’s Mesmerizing
Brow Beat
May 3 2016 8:02 AMThe Mindy Project’s Idea of New Parenthood Is Exactly What Being a New Parent Is Not Like
Brow Beat
April 13 2016 3:37 PM“99 Luftballons” Singer Nena Is Back With a New Single, and Germans Are Going Bananas
Education
March 21 2016 11:12 AMThe End of Research in WisconsinUW–Madison spent $9 million to keep top faculty from being poached, but the damage has been done.
Education
Feb. 18 2016 5:33 AMI Tried to Kill the College EssayAnd now professors are using my jeremiad as a teaching tool.
Education
Jan. 28 2016 5:10 PMSave the Bunnies!How college administrators can curb attrition, save money—and, oh yes, help students.
Doublex
Jan. 7 2016 3:45 PMRadical Self-CareMeet the feminist academics who love K-beauty.
Brow Beat
Dec. 16 2015 8:02 AMThis Ridiculous German Ad Saying You Can Take a Horse on the Subway Is the Best PSA Ever
Education
Dec. 2 2015 2:28 PMSlate Voice: “The End of the College Essay”Students hate writing papers, and professors hate grading them. Should we stop assigning them? Listen to the debate on Slate Plus
Education
Oct. 27 2015 11:40 AMIt’s Not About Yik YakThe app enables bullying and hate speech on campus. But the bigger problem is college students who don’t want to be in college.
Education
Oct. 13 2015 3:53 PMThe Single Most Important Question on Any College Campus TourThe Obamas haven’t yet had the chance to ask it.

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