Dana Goldstein, Reporter – Newsweek/The Daily Beast

This Brown grad and Columbia University Spencer Fellow has docked bylines at The American Prospect, Slate, BusinessWeek, The Daily Beast, The New Republic, The Guardian, and The Nation, among others, writing about education, mostly. For her Brown senior thesis, she once explored the world of the flâneuse. We’ll let her explain it, but basically: we like her stuff, she’s kinda brilliant, and we think she’s cute, or as the nominator who put her our way explained: “total babe” and “super, super sweet.” Sometimes, it’s as basic as that.