Rolf Potts

Rolf Potts is the author of two travel books, Vagabonding and Marco Polo Didn't Go There.

Foreigners
May 31 2013 7:15 AMMandarin GraffitiA Chinese teenager defaced the Luxor Temple. That’s bad, but scribbling on Egyptian antiquity is as old as tourism itself.
Well-traveled
March 8 2007 7:31 AMCowboys, Indians, and Noble Savages
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March 6 2007 11:22 AMIf It's Tuesday, This Must Be Arrernte Country
Dispatches
Oct. 27 2006 12:55 PMA Quest for the Musical Russian Triplets of Texas Street
Dispatches
Oct. 25 2006 12:28 PMHenry Miller School of Overseas Living for Misanthropes
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Dec. 18 2003 1:35 PMThey Eat Mermaids, Don't They?
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Dec. 16 2003 1:43 PMCarlos Don't Surf
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March 9 2007 7:29 AMIf Zeus and Moses Lived in Your Backyard
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March 7 2007 7:20 AMA Visit to the Artistic Hillbillies of Utopia
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March 5 2007 1:07 PMThe Pitjantjatjara Word for Tourists and Ants Is One and the Same
Dispatches
Oct. 26 2006 1:59 PMFishing Indoors With a Former Member of the Korean Army
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Dec. 19 2003 1:53 PMVirgin Territory
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Dec. 17 2003 2:22 PMBureaucracy, Rest, and Motion
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Dec. 15 2003 6:13 PMThe More Lookers, the Less There is To See?

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  News & Politics
Politics
Sept. 30 2014 9:33 PM Political Theater With a Purpose Darrell Issa’s public shaming of the head of the Secret Service was congressional grandstanding at its best.
  Business
Moneybox
Sept. 30 2014 7:02 PM At Long Last, eBay Sets PayPal Free
  Life
Gaming
Sept. 30 2014 7:35 PM Who Owns Scrabble’s Word List? Hasbro says the list of playable words belongs to the company. Players beg to differ.
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 30 2014 12:34 PM Parents, Get Your Teenage Daughters the IUD
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Sept. 30 2014 3:21 PM Meet Jordan Weissmann Five questions with Slate’s senior business and economics correspondent.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Sept. 30 2014 8:54 PM Bette Davis Talks Gender Roles in a Delightful, Animated Interview From 1963
  Technology
Future Tense
Sept. 30 2014 7:00 PM There’s Going to Be a Live-Action Tetris Movie for Some Reason
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 30 2014 11:51 PM Should You Freeze Your Eggs? An egg freezing party is not a great place to find answers to this or other questions.
  Sports
Sports Nut
Sept. 30 2014 5:54 PM Goodbye, Tough Guy It’s time for Michigan to fire its toughness-obsessed coach, Brady Hoke.