May 10, 2006
A French thinker is writing the "conceptual history" of modern democracy. Scott McLemee takes some lessons.
May 3, 2006
John Kenneth Galbraith was one of America's most famous economists. Scott McLemee takes a look at another side of his work.
April 26, 2006
American historians just visited the nation's capital for a convention. Scott McLemee kept a diary.
April 19, 2006
The notorious Bettie Page is just part of American pin-up history. Scott McLemee finds out the rest of the story.
April 12, 2006
People are bringing cell phones into libraries and academic conferences. Scott McLemee wants to take them out.
April 5, 2006
An independent film documents the life and times of a beloved campus hangout. Scott McLemee loiters with intent.
March 29, 2006
A new book by Garry Wills asks what Jesus meant. Scott McLemee stays for an answer.
March 22, 2006
Once a band gets to the recording studio, lawyers often grab the microphone. Scott McLemee asks a musicologist if that's a good thing.
March 15, 2006
A new television program is accused of glorifying polygamy. As Scott McLemee discovers, the literary canon may be even more culpable.