Intellectual Affairs

Intellectual Affairs
A new book charts the rise of an artform so loud and harsh that "music" may not be the word for it. Scott McLemee brings the noise.
We've learned to tune out the constant bombardment of advertisements. Scott McLemee looks at a new analysis of techniques for commanding consumer attention.
What's coming from university presses in the months ahead? Scott McLemee begins a survey of the fall and winter crop.
From Monty Python to your e-mailbox, it's everywhere. Scott McLemee finds its history surprisingly digestible.
Despite two generations of work by feminist literary critics, a study indicates that new books by men get disproportionate attention from reviewers. Scott McLemee reports from the literary battlefront.
The original search for the fountain of youth didn't pan out -- but a new one is under way. Scott McLemee considers "The Longevity Seekers."
Serial killers have become the cultural anti-heroes of the age. Scott McLemee considers a new book that traces the back story of a morbid trend.
Machines are "reading" novels that literary historians would otherwise never get to. Scott McLemee considers the results and prospects of "Macroanalysis."
Making books, artwork, and historical documents of all kinds universally available for free is a great ambition. Scott McLemee thinks the job will require a little more, though.
A new book explores the subterranean connections between geology and mythology. Scott McLemee returns from the land of the ice and snow, from the midnight sun where the hot springs blow.
Can believers and unbelievers find fellowship? Scott McLemee looks at the 21st-century dialogue between faith and reason.
Jeremy Bernstein's "A Palette of Particles" offers a guided tour of the subatomic universe. Scott McLemee goes on a trip.

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September 25, 2013

A newly translated book ponders and celebrates archival research. Scott McLemee thinks it's a classic.

September 18, 2013

Ronald Dworkin's first posthumous book is a defense of religious atheism. Scott McLemee reports on a matter of ultimate concern.

August 28, 2013

Whatever happened to the shrinking work week that futurologists used to worry about? Scott McLemee checks into a volume in the field of leisure studies.

August 14, 2013

A documentary about the philosopher, mystic, and rebel is coming out on DVD. Scott McLemee hears from the director.

August 7, 2013

A new book charts the rise of an artform so loud and harsh that "music" may not be the word for it. Scott McLemee brings the noise.

July 17, 2013

We've learned to tune out the constant bombardment of advertisements. Scott McLemee looks at a new analysis of techniques for commanding consumer attention.

July 3, 2013

What's coming from university presses in the months ahead? Scott McLemee begins a survey of the fall and winter crop.

June 26, 2013

From Monty Python to your e-mailbox, it's everywhere. Scott McLemee finds its history surprisingly digestible.

May 29, 2013

Despite two generations of work by feminist literary critics, a study indicates that new books by men get disproportionate attention from reviewers. Scott McLemee reports from the literary battlefront.

May 22, 2013

The original search for the fountain of youth didn't pan out -- but a new one is under way. Scott McLemee considers "The Longevity Seekers."

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