Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wall-Paper" is a feminist classic. Scott McLemee looks into the story behind the story.
Was there a book that rocked your world in 2010? Scott McLemee asks around.
Late last month, following a protest by House G.O.P. leader John Boehner and the Catholic League president William Donohue over its imagery of ants swarming over a crucifix, the National Portrait Gallery removed a video called “A Fire in My Belly” by the late David Wojnarowicz from an exhibition. (See this report in IHE.) Over the past week, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles painted over a mural it had commissioned from an artist named Blu; the mural showed rows of coffins draped in dollar bills.
A new book looks at the history of the human rights movement and reaches surprising conclusions. Scott McLemee interviews the author.
Once, it was dangerous for professors to publish too much. Scott McLemee takes a trip to Geezer Junction.
At the start of the Great Depression, a moonlighting professor described U.S. culture perfectly. Scott McLemee unearths a classic.
Do the wretched of the earth need mobile phones? Scott McLemee recommends a symposium,
A neglected book offers insights into how prominent scholars produce their work. Scott McLemee makes a recommendation.
In a new collection of essays, scholars assess the presidency of George W. Bush. Scott McLemee takes a look.