Intellectual Affairs

Intellectual Affairs
May 22, 2013

The original search for the fountain of youth didn't pan out -- but a new one is under way. Scott McLemee considers "The Longevity Seekers."

May 15, 2013

Serial killers have become the cultural anti-heroes of the age. Scott McLemee considers a new book that traces the back story of a morbid trend.

May 1, 2013

Machines are "reading" novels that literary historians would otherwise never get to. Scott McLemee considers the results and prospects of "Macroanalysis."

April 24, 2013

Making books, artwork, and historical documents of all kinds universally available for free is a great ambition. Scott McLemee thinks the job will require a little more, though.

April 17, 2013

A new book explores the subterranean connections between geology and mythology. Scott McLemee returns from the land of the ice and snow, from the midnight sun where the hot springs blow.

April 10, 2013

Who knew that WikiLeaks was around in 1773? Scott McLemee takes a look at Ben Franklin's role -- part Bradley Manning, part Julian Assange...

April 3, 2013

Just in time for the new season, a new book looks at cable TV's hit historical drama about advertising in the 1960s. Scott McLemee grabs the remote control.

March 6, 2013

Can believers and unbelievers find fellowship? Scott McLemee looks at the 21st-century dialogue between faith and reason.

February 27, 2013

Jeremy Bernstein's "A Palette of Particles" offers a guided tour of the subatomic universe. Scott McLemee goes on a trip.

February 20, 2013

A long-lost play about the Haitian slave revolt is out in a scholarly edition. Scott McLemee wants tickets.

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May 22, 2013

The original search for the fountain of youth didn't pan out -- but a new one is under way. Scott McLemee considers "The Longevity Seekers."

May 15, 2013

Serial killers have become the cultural anti-heroes of the age. Scott McLemee considers a new book that traces the back story of a morbid trend.

May 1, 2013

Machines are "reading" novels that literary historians would otherwise never get to. Scott McLemee considers the results and prospects of "Macroanalysis."

April 24, 2013

Making books, artwork, and historical documents of all kinds universally available for free is a great ambition. Scott McLemee thinks the job will require a little more, though.

April 17, 2013

A new book explores the subterranean connections between geology and mythology. Scott McLemee returns from the land of the ice and snow, from the midnight sun where the hot springs blow.

April 10, 2013

Who knew that WikiLeaks was around in 1773? Scott McLemee takes a look at Ben Franklin's role -- part Bradley Manning, part Julian Assange...

April 3, 2013

Just in time for the new season, a new book looks at cable TV's hit historical drama about advertising in the 1960s. Scott McLemee grabs the remote control.

March 6, 2013

Can believers and unbelievers find fellowship? Scott McLemee looks at the 21st-century dialogue between faith and reason.

February 27, 2013

Jeremy Bernstein's "A Palette of Particles" offers a guided tour of the subatomic universe. Scott McLemee goes on a trip.

February 20, 2013

A long-lost play about the Haitian slave revolt is out in a scholarly edition. Scott McLemee wants tickets.

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