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  1. Ctrl + ← Bars, Brits and Spelling Bees

    This is Ctrl + ←, our weekly data journalism roundup. You'll find the most-read FiveThirtyEight articles of the past week, as well as gems we spotted elsewhere on the Internet. : In last week's installment of , I lamented the la...

    Blog | June 01, 2014
  2. Buzz That Was -- A Kelis reference at Scripps National Spelling B...

    D'Arcy Maine

    It was more of the same -- a super cute speller, a Gregg Popovich glare and a Richard Sherman 'best' reference. But what -- and yes, Pop, we get paid to ask these kind of questions -- was with the "Milkshake" reference from Dr. Jacques Bailly?

    Story | Conversation | May 30, 2014
  3. Who Says Spelling Is So Important, Anyway?

    Rembert Browne

    "Smart" is a relative term, you know. Who's the decider of what actually makes you smart? I bring up this non-agenda-laden, non-topical topic because I want to know: At what point did spelling become so important, and why is ...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  4. Scripps National Spelling Bee ends in stalemate for first time si...

    For the first time in 52 years, two spellers -- Sriram Hathwar of Painted Post, New York, and Ansun Sujoe of Fort Worth, Texas -- have been declared co-champions of the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

    Story | Conversation | May 29, 2014
  5. espnW -- Girls in the Scripps National Spelling Bee infographic

    The National Spelling Bee wouldn't be what it is today without the accomplishments of some special ladies. Discover the impact girls have made on this annual event that captures the hearts of viewers across the nation.

    Story | Conversation | May 29, 2014
  6. espnW -- Amy Goldstein, ESPN copy editor who finished fourth at t...

    Susie Arth

    Turns out all those questions the spellers ask at the Scripps National Spelling Bee are more than just stall tactics. Amy Goldstein, who finished fourth in the 1998 competition, explains the strategy in play at the bee.

    Story | Conversation | May 28, 2014
  7. Meet the Spellers: Scouting 10 of This Year’s Most Intrigui...

    Matt Borcas

    Really high stakes can make just about anything compelling. How else to explain the popularity of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, which will air on ESPN starting today for the 21st consecutive year? Strip the event down to its component parts,...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  8. espnW -- Winning Words

    We take a look at some of the winning words from Scripps National Spelling Bee's past.

    Photo Gallery | Conversation | May 28, 2014
  9. 10 Fast F-A-C-T-S About The Bee


    The preliminary rounds of the Scripps National Spelling Bee start Wednesday (ESPN3) in Washington, D.C., with the semifinals and finals scheduled for Thursday (10 a.m. ET on ESPN2, 8 p.m. ET on ESPN). Here are 10 fast facts about the annual event. ...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  10. espnW -- Looking back at some of the most entertaining moments in...

    D'Arcy Maine

    We look back at some of the best moments in the history of the National Spelling Bee.

    Story | Conversation | May 22, 2014
  11. Arvind's Last Stand: A Long-Awaited Win at the Scripps National S...

    Shane Ryan

    "What if Arvind finishes third again? How would he handle that?" I asked Arvind Mahankali's parents while we waited for their son to return from one of the competition's two computer-based tests. Srinivas Mahankali is a software engineer, and his wif...

    Blog | May 31, 2013
  12. About Last Night: High Five to LeBron, Heat

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were out protesting your local theater's lack of midnight showings of After Earth, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday: The Miami Heat, buoyed by another vintage LeBron James performance, won a crucial Game 5, 90-79, to take...

    Blog | May 31, 2013
  13. Arvind Mahankali wins Scripps National Spelling Bee

    Arvind Mahankali has won the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

    Story | Conversation | May 30, 2013
  14. 'Wean,' 'Pajamas,' and Warren Moon: Stories of Spelling Bee Horro...

    Rembert Browne

    It was 1995. And after months of studying words with my mother whenever I was awake and not in school (breakfast table, drive to school, drive to practice, drive from practice, dinner, before homework, after homework), it was time for the spelling...

    Blog | May 30, 2013
  15. What does that spell?

    Lizzie Haldane

    In honor of the 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee beginning today, we bring to you some of the most challenging names to spell in sports. Duke men's basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski has to be at the top of the list. Following closely being are T.J. ...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  16. The MLB Weekend Top 10: Yankees Cast Their Spell

    Shane Ryan

    In honor of the Scripps-Howard National Spelling Bee coming up this Wednesday and Thursday, you will find one of the winning words from the last 10 years of competition in each entry. When they don't fit naturally — which will be always, if my ...

    Blog | May 24, 2013