February 28, 2007
Will bringing in an inspirational speaker cure the faculty blues? Scott McLemee describes a skirmish in the culture wars.
February 21, 2007
Thanks to DNA testing, Sally Hemings is fully part of national history. Scott McLemee considers the work of a scholar who fears the real story will be whitewashed.
February 14, 2007
Gershon Legman thought sexual repression made for a mean and bitter society. Scott McLemee wonders if the culture automatically gets more pleasant when we let it all hang out.
February 7, 2007
When dissident intellectuals in Iran appeal to colleagues in the U.S. for solidarity, the silence is often deafening. Scott McLemee interviews an activist trying to change that.
January 31, 2007
Keeping up with the culture is a full-time job. Scott McLemee talks with a professor who does it 24-7.
January 25, 2007
An occupying army, an Islamic insurgency, and no end in sight.... Scott McLemee looks at two books ripped from the headlines -- of 50 years ago.
January 17, 2007
Thank goodness national Get Organized Month is half over. Scott McLemee takes a look at a new book on the uses of disorder.
January 10, 2007
Is President Bush a student of Hegel? Scott McLemee doubts it, but considers the evidence.
January 3, 2007
A panel at MLA discusses academic blogging and the "old boys' network" -- and marked the end of one prominent blogger's prolific career online. Scott McLemee reports from the digital "parlor."
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