Elaine Teng

Spain Is Learning All the Wrong Lessons from Scotland's Referendum
September 23, 2014

Why the country should let Cataluña vote on independence.

Scotland Rejected Independence But Alex Salmond Still Got Exactly What He Wanted
September 19, 2014

The independence campaign failed, but Alex Salmond still won.

Will Britain Lose its Seat on the U.N. Security Council Seat if Scotland Becomes Independent?
British newspapers and politicians alike have claimed that it would
September 16, 2014

The United Kingdom has been on the U.N. Security Council since its creation in 1946. Would Scottish independence change that?

No, Scottish Independence Would Not Guarantee Permanent Tory Rule
It’s bad news for Labour and Conservative alike.
September 12, 2014

Contrary to conventional wisdom, Scottish independence would not usher in Tory rule. Instead, it could a disaster for political parties across the aisle.

This Is the Most Diverse Apartment Building in America
And here are the surprising lessons it teaches us about gentrification.
September 05, 2014

No matter how much we say we want otherwise, we still end up living around people who look just like us. This Brooklyn building is the exception. 

Can "Doctor Who" Survive an Older Leading Man?
The new, older doctor who tests the mainstream popularity nerd culture
August 28, 2014

Can "Doctor Who" survive an older leading man?

Tim Howard Is Great, But I'll Take Manuel Neuer Any Day
He might not be the flashiest, but the Bayern keeper is quietly leading Germany to victory
July 10, 2014

He might not be the flashiest, but the Bayern keeper is quietly leading Germany to glory.

This Could Still Be the Highest-Scoring World Cup In History
Five goals short of the record, with three more matches to go
July 09, 2014

Five more goals to reach the record, and three more matches to go. Piece of cake, right? 

Germany Must Out-Invent Brutish Brazil: A Bizarre-But-True Semifinal Preview
Unable to rely on muscle–or Neymar–can the hosts survive?
July 07, 2014

Unable to rely on muscle–or Neymar–can the hosts survive? 

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