Intellectual Affairs

Intellectual Affairs
July 14, 2010

A sociologist speculates on the nature and function of awards. Scott McLemee considers the merits of the argument.

July 7, 2010

A new book looks at how language conceals meaning. Scott McLemee puzzles over it.

June 30, 2010

Researchers are studying Twitter as communication medium and index of public opinion. Scott McLemee catches up on the scholarship.

June 23, 2010

A classic work on the Depression era is back in print. Scott McLemee rallies to its call.

June 16, 2010

A new book worries over what the Internet is doing to our brains. Scott McLemee scratches his head.

June 9, 2010

Martin Gardner was a polymath with a sense of humor. Scott McLemee pays tribute.

June 2, 2010

Rumors of Book Expo's demise are greatly exaggerated. Scott McLemee returns from the university press "ghetto."

May 26, 2010

University presses are rethinking how they approach the publishing industry's biggest shindig. Scott McLemee reports.

May 19, 2010

The historian Michael Bellesiles is making a comeback. Scott McLemee remembers why he had to leave in the first place.

May 12, 2010

How is intellectual life shaping up in the Obama era? Scott McLemee collects evidence from the news vendor.

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