Is marking up a book a sign of concentration, or just graffiti? Scott McLemee considers the highlights of marginalia.
Perhaps 9/11 might have been prevented, but not the conspiracy theories about it. Scott McLemee tries on a shiny new tinfoil hat.
After 3 seasons of eloquence and bloodshed, "Deadwood" has come to an end. Scott McLemee looks off into the sunset.
Why is America so strange? Scott McLemee interviews a historian with a surprising answer.
A public intellectual at Harvard has published a long-awaited collection of essays. Scott McLemee wishes you luck in finding a copy.
What is the Future of Minority Studies? Scott McLemee reports, you decide. (And check out audio of his interviews with Satya Mohanty and Paula Moya.)
America has lots of conservative pundits. But thinkers? Not so much. Scott McLemee recalls one of the few.
The academic blogosphere has no home base. Scott McLemee has a vision of the not too distant future.
University presses now have a chance for their books to reach larger audiences. Scott McLemee wonders when they'll start taking it....