Intellectual Affairs

Intellectual Affairs
January 14, 2015

Some online political discussions lead to offline mobilizations and others don't. Scott McLemee looks at a sociological study of the difference that anonymity makes.

January 7, 2015

The retraction of papers is an embarrassing thing, usually done as quietly as possible -- but not if Retraction Watch can help it. Scott McLemee brings the noise.

December 17, 2014

A new book on jealousy has Scott McLemee taking a backward look.

December 10, 2014

A new book reflects on generation gaps and how they get that way. Scott McLemee takes a look.

December 3, 2014

Scott McLemee considers "The Americans" and a new book on childhood during the Cold War.

November 26, 2014

An ancient literary genre meets modern academe: Scott McLemee considers a recent "typology of scholars."

November 19, 2014

A recently discovered letter and a new book reveal a dark side of American law enforcement. Scott McLemee investigates.

November 12, 2014

A new book by a British scientist tackles science and medicine in a muckraking spirit. Scott McLemee thinks Americans need it ASAP.

November 5, 2014

Our devices grow ever more efficient, yet our lives only more harried. Scott McLemee reviews a book on the paradox of digital temporality.

October 29, 2014

He's a canonical figure in American literature, but Edgar Allan Poe's verse has always had its detractors. Scott McLemee considers a quaint and curious volume in his defense.

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January 14, 2015

Some online political discussions lead to offline mobilizations and others don't. Scott McLemee looks at a sociological study of the difference that anonymity makes.

January 7, 2015

The retraction of papers is an embarrassing thing, usually done as quietly as possible -- but not if Retraction Watch can help it. Scott McLemee brings the noise.

December 17, 2014

A new book on jealousy has Scott McLemee taking a backward look.

December 10, 2014

A new book reflects on generation gaps and how they get that way. Scott McLemee takes a look.

December 3, 2014

Scott McLemee considers "The Americans" and a new book on childhood during the Cold War.

November 26, 2014

An ancient literary genre meets modern academe: Scott McLemee considers a recent "typology of scholars."

November 19, 2014

A recently discovered letter and a new book reveal a dark side of American law enforcement. Scott McLemee investigates.

November 12, 2014

A new book by a British scientist tackles science and medicine in a muckraking spirit. Scott McLemee thinks Americans need it ASAP.

November 5, 2014

Our devices grow ever more efficient, yet our lives only more harried. Scott McLemee reviews a book on the paradox of digital temporality.

October 29, 2014

He's a canonical figure in American literature, but Edgar Allan Poe's verse has always had its detractors. Scott McLemee considers a quaint and curious volume in his defense.

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