Benjamin Nugent

Benjamin Nugent is the director of creative writing at Southern New Hampshire University and the author of the cultural history American Nerd. His essays and reviews have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Time, and his first novel, Good Kids, will be published in January.

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Does This Child Need Marijuana?

Inside a family's fight to use marijuana oils to treat epilepsy

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A Miniature 1950s Utopia

A reclusive artist built this idealized suburb to grapple with his painful childhood memories.

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Why Principals Matter

Nadia Lopez didn't think anybody cared about her school. Then the Internet heard her story.

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A History of Contraception

In the 16th century, men used linen condoms laced shut with ribbons.

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'A Music That Has No End'

In Spain, a flamenco guitarist hustles to make a modest living.

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