Rebecca Schuman
Rebecca Schuman Rebecca Schuman

Rebecca Schuman is a frequent contributor to Slate and the author of Schadenfreude, A Love Story.

Brow Beat
April 6 2017 7:33 AMWhy All of Hollywood’s Depictions of Professor Tenure Are Ridiculous
Education
Dec. 22 2016 2:17 PM“Demoralizing but Informative”For job-seeking academics, December is the least wonderful time of the year. The academic wikis are why.
Education
Nov. 28 2016 7:45 AMCollege Students Want to Kill Foreign Language RequirementsUniversities should tell them nein.
Education
Nov. 15 2016 5:45 AMThe Ivory Trump TowerWhat Trump means for higher education.
Brow Beat
Oct. 26 2016 8:32 AMTrader Joe’s German Brother Aldi Is Getting Some Stiff Competition on the U.S. Supermarket Scene
Brow Beat
Oct. 18 2016 5:40 AMSexmonster and Other Compound Words the Germans Are Using to Describe Donald Trump
Culturebox
Sept. 15 2016 12:13 PMWhy Americans Are So Bloody Awful at British AccentsIf British actors’ American accents are “bang on,” why are Americans’ British accents such rubbish?
Education
Aug. 26 2016 9:39 AMWhatever You Do, Don’t Say This to a ProfessorCollege students often believe they’re helping themselves when they make one particular appeal. They’re not.
Five-ring Circus
Aug. 17 2016 7:06 PMWhy Isn’t Gabby Douglas Smiling?How a champion gymnast became the Olympics’ easiest target.
Five-ring Circus
Aug. 10 2016 10:42 PMThe Greatest Gymnast of All TimeWhen Simone Biles grows up, she wants to be like Kohei Uchimura.
Five-ring Circus
Aug. 8 2016 2:37 PMThe Savior of Gymnastics Dance Is a 16-Year-Old From New JerseyHow Laurie Hernandez can save the floor exercise from horrible pirouettes and herky-jerky poses.
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
Education
Jan. 26 2017 9:15 AMStop Problematizing Academic JargonIt’s easy to mock specialized vocabulary. In these anti-intellectual times, we need it more than ever.
Education
Dec. 8 2016 1:08 PMStudent Journalists Are Under ThreatUniversities are increasingly cracking down on their speech. That’s bad news for them and very bad news for democracy.
Education
Nov. 23 2016 11:19 AMOh Good, a “Professor Watch List”The timing of a new website meant to identify liberal academics is grotesque.
Brow Beat
Nov. 7 2016 4:33 PMTrump Has Landed the Coveted Zizek Endorsement. Why Am I Not Surprised?
Brow Beat
Oct. 19 2016 4:05 PMWhy ABC’s Speechless Feels Like Such a Revolutionary Depiction of Disabled People
Brow Beat
Oct. 12 2016 8:33 AMDisneyland’s Best Ride Is About to Drop Its Last Drop. This Is a National Tragedy.
Culturebox
Sept. 12 2016 9:54 AMJust in Time for Our Impending Nuclear Holocaust … It’s Nena!The “99 Luftballons” singer on Trump, playing the U.S. for the first time, and the Americans who butcher her song at karaoke.
The XX Factor
Aug. 24 2016 5:32 PMThat Sexist Job-Search Advice About Engagement Rings? Female Academics Have Heard It for Years.
Music
Aug. 11 2016 5:45 AMHow Olympic Gymnasts Choose the Perfect Tacky Songs for Their Floor RoutinesFrom the Sex and the City theme to Madama Butterfly to Queen Bey.
Five-ring Circus
Aug. 9 2016 2:40 PMWhy Do Gymnasts Have Such Strange, Elaborate Hairdos?An investigation of 50 years of gymnastics hair trends.
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

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