Intellectual Affairs

Intellectual Affairs
January 12, 2011

Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wall-Paper" is a feminist classic. Scott McLemee looks into the story behind the story.

December 22, 2010

Was there a book that rocked your world in 2010? Scott McLemee asks around.

December 15, 2010

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.

December 8, 2010

A new book looks at the history of the human rights movement and reaches surprising conclusions. Scott McLemee interviews the author.

December 1, 2010

Once, it was dangerous for professors to publish too much. Scott McLemee takes a trip to Geezer Junction.

November 24, 2010

At the start of the Great Depression, a moonlighting professor described U.S. culture perfectly. Scott McLemee unearths a classic.

November 17, 2010

Do the wretched of the earth need mobile phones? Scott McLemee recommends a symposium,

November 10, 2010

A neglected book offers insights into how prominent scholars produce their work. Scott McLemee makes a recommendation.

November 3, 2010

In a new collection of essays, scholars assess the presidency of George W. Bush. Scott McLemee takes a look.

October 27, 2010

Stewart and Colbert rally in DC this weekend. Scott McLemee opposes their extremist moderation.

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