Ben Werner

Sour Americano: Watching Your Beloved Sports Team Lose from a Starbucks in South Korea

Ben Werner shares what it feels like to watch your favorite sports team lose while sitting at a Starbucks drinking an Americano in South Korea, 13 time zones away.    Friday morning, my soul remained empty, the mix of desperation and anxious anticipation still fresh, raw even, as I sipped an Americano in the same Starbucks where summer soured. My ... Read the full article
Ben Werner

Ben Werner is a writer currently living in Busan, South Korea, where he, his wife, and three small children made the decision to root for the Lotte Giants, perennial cellar dwellers of the Korean Baseball Organization. Stateside, the family pulls for the Washington Nationals. Along with being a freelance writer for newspapers and magazines, Ben has previously been a staff writer covering education and publicly traded companies for The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, Va., The State newspaper in Columbia, S.C., Savannah Morning News in Savannah, Ga., and Baltimore Business Journal. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland and a master’s degree from New York University.

A Speech from the Regent of Doom

Mike Magnuson attended the University of Wisconsin’s recent commencement ceremony and reflects with mixed feelings on the general state of higher education in Wisconsin.