A sociologist speculates on the nature and function of awards. Scott McLemee considers the merits of the argument.
A new book looks at how language conceals meaning. Scott McLemee puzzles over it.
Researchers are studying Twitter as communication medium and index of public opinion. Scott McLemee catches up on the scholarship.
A classic work on the Depression era is back in print. Scott McLemee rallies to its call.
A new book worries over what the Internet is doing to our brains. Scott McLemee scratches his head.
Martin Gardner was a polymath with a sense of humor. Scott McLemee pays tribute.
Rumors of Book Expo's demise are greatly exaggerated. Scott McLemee returns from the university press "ghetto."
University presses are rethinking how they approach the publishing industry's biggest shindig. Scott McLemee reports.
The historian Michael Bellesiles is making a comeback. Scott McLemee remembers why he had to leave in the first place.