Kate Edeker

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Get To Know The Works Shortlisted For The National Book Awards

On Tuesday night, finalists for the National Book Awards read from their nominated works at The New School in New York City. The National Book Foundation will announce the winners Wednesday night.<p>Get to know the books on the shortlist — for fiction, nonfiction, poetry and young people's literature …

What You Should Know About Neil Patrick Harris

A panoply of eccentric biographical data re: the song-and-dance man of his generation.<p>Neil Patrick Harris looks younger than his 40 years (he reached the 4-0 milestone in June), yet he has already lived publicly through a lifetime’s worth of artistic phases: the teen-actor phase, in which he was, …

B.J. Novak on His First Book and Forcing Chris Hansen to Attend a Justin Bieber Concert in a Short Story

Since laying <i>The Office</i>to rest in May, B. J. Novak—the comedian who worked as an actor and writer on the NBC comedy for most of its nine seasons—has been busy fine-tuning <i>One More Thing</i>, a volume of humorous short stories for Knopf that is set to arrive on bookshelves in February 2014. In addition to …

Why Paper Will Never Die

Part of the Esquire 80, (exactly) 80 people, concepts, shoes, and foot-long sandwiches that define our time<p>[link href='https://www.esquire.com/entertainment/?ignoreCache=1' link_updater_label='internal_full']<p><i>Published in the [link href='/news-politics/a24807/october-2013/' target='_blank'</i> …

America, Viewed From Abroad

<b>Kerry, Ireland — Since I left</b> the country for a week in Ireland, the following things have happened: Researchers at Boston University released one of the most comprehensive study ever done concluding that we have more gun violence in America because we have more guns. A police officer in Charlotte …

Two-Shots

<i>In 2011, Leanne Shapton, the illustrator and writer, published a series of watercolors called “A Month of…,” which was posted online in monthly installments grouped by theme. The eighth and final collection, “Sunday Night Movies,” included thirty-one illustrated scenes from films that Shapton had</i> …

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff calls off US trip

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1011000/1011504_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534455321_8e2584ef3d93b6e618ce6f0c853a0dc2<p><b>Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has called off a state visit to Washington next month in a row over allegations of US espionage.</b><p>The US National …

All infants in England to get free school lunches

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1011000/1011403_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1535132325_cc35858347c3beafa5e87cfad9a2669f<p><b>All pupils at infant schools in England are to get free school lunches from next September, Lib Dem leader and Deputy PM Nick Clegg has announced.</b><p>The …

When Women Don’t Vote for Women

In her concession speech at the end of the 2008 Democratic Presidential primary, Hillary Clinton said to those who had supported her, “You can be so proud that, from now on, it will be unremarkable for a woman to win primary-state victories, unremarkable to have a woman in a close race to be our …

How to Make School Better for Boys

Start by acknowledging that boys are languishing while girls are succeeding.<p>I recently appeared on MSNBC’s <i>The Cycle</i> to discuss the new edition of my book <i>The War Against Boys</i>. The four hosts were having none of it. A <i>war</i> on <i>boys</i>? They countered with the wage gap and the prominence of men across the …

Study: Paying Doctors for Performance Leads to Better Care

When physicians were offered financial incentives, more patients reached health goals.<p><b>Problem:</b> People get sick and doctors want to make them better. But the real world creeps in, as it does, and a shortage of physicians, burnout, and a slew of other issues such as doctors being humans and therefore …

No, Obamacare Isn't the Reason Emory Is Laying Off 101 Staffers

Right-wing media are jumping at reports that the Affordable Care Act is forcing providers to cut jobs. But Emory says the move has nothing to do with the law.<p>The latest false claim about Obamacare: The ACA is taking away our healthcare jobs -- just look at what’s happening in Atlanta at Emory …

The Insidious Genius of Hello Kitty-Branded Beer

A colorful new ploy to turn Chinese women into alcoholics<p>Hello Kitty, having been slapped onto just about every other imaginable consumer product on this little blue marble of ours, is now being used to market beer in Asia.*<p>Consumers in China and Taiwan can now pick from six fruit-flavored brews, …

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'No Point in Applying': Why Poor Students Are Missing at Top Colleges

High-achieving low-income students too often don't know that they have a good chance of getting into--and affording--an elite school.<p>Around the country, high-achieving recent high school grads have unpacked their shower caddies, flip flops, and smart phone chargers, and begun to settle in at elite …

What Mumford & Sons Could Learn From Neko Case

“I hope banjo and yelling ‘hey!’ are still cool, because that’s half of our new record,” quipped New Pornographers frontman Carl Newman in a …

I Thought There Were No Photos of My Daughter Online. Then Slate Readers Found One.

My last story, about how and why we created a digital trust fund for my daughter, touched a nerve. Understandably so. As parents, we’re all …

Russians Read Putin’s Op-Ed

Accepting help from somebody you dislike may be an uncomfortable experience, but at least Vladimir Putin’s initiative to establish international control over Syria’s chemical weapons stockpiles offered an opportunity for President Obama to step back from the brink. And Putin doesn’t seem to want …

Parents Still Outraged Over 'Fat Letters'

Parents Still Outraged Over ‘Fat Letters’<p>The complaints are rolling in, but are schools wrong?<p>By ·<p>In 19 states, ‘F’ stands for fat. Report card image …

When India Wants the Rapists Hanged

“I just want them to be hanged,” the young man said, “because there is no other way to stop it.”<p>He was referring, of course, to the unspeakable …

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Mike Carp’s pinch-hit 10th-inning grand slam lifts Red Sox over Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Mike Carp wanted to put on a show for his agent, Tom O’Connell, so he hit homer after homer in batting practice Tuesday. On …

The Science of Snobbery: How We're Duped Into Thinking Fancy Things Are Better

Wine snobs, string quartets, and the limits of intuition<p>Several months ago, this author sat at a classical music concert, trying to convince himself that wine is not bullshit.<p>That may seem like a strange thought to have while listening to Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 in A major. But Priceonomics had …

The Unique Genius of Hong Kong's Public Transportation System

The use of a clever financing system has enabled the territory to provide world-class service—without breaking the bank.<p>In addition to Hong Kong, the MTR Corporation runs individual subway lines in Beijing, Hangzhou, and Shenzhen in China, two lines in the London Underground, and the entire …

How Today's Computers Weaken Our Brain

At 10 <i>P.M.</i> on September 22, 1912, Franz Kafka, then a twenty-nine-year-old lawyer, sat down at his typewriter in Prague and began to write. He wrote and wrote, and eight hours later he had finished “Das Urteil” (“The Judgment”).<p>Kafka wrote in his diary, “I was hardly able to pull my legs out from …

Inside the “Truman Show” Delusion

What if “The Truman Show” were your life? That’s the delusion the psychiatrist Joel Gold observed in five patients at Bellevue Hospital, in New York. As cameras and technology continue to encroach on us, will this disorder, and others like it, become more common?<p>In this week's magazine, Andrew …

If Holden Caulfield Spoke Russian

I didn’t know J. D. Salinger, or “Jerry,” as he was known, but I saw him around town: tall but stooped, with a patrician look that seemed out of place in rural New Hampshire. My first girlfriend lived just down the road from him, and I remember seeing him at their neighborhood cookout, sitting in a …

The Saliency Bias and 9/11: Is America Recovering?

I doubt I was the only one who switched off the television coverage of the memorial ceremony at Ground Zero on Wednesday morning. I didn’t do it because I don’t care about the victims or the remembrance of what happened—I care too much. Just before the south tower collapsed, I was standing on the …