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.

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
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.
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
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.

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