Intellectual Affairs

Intellectual Affairs
August 2, 2017

Byung-Chul Han’s In the Swarm: Digital Prospects describes how our society is well down the road toward a dramatically different, digital world. Much harder to discern, writes Scott McLemee, is where, or if, Han sees an off-ramp.

July 26, 2017

Scott McLemee writes of the recent passing of George A. Romero, the “godfather of zombie film,” and how his work was simultaneously horrific and satirical.

July 19, 2017

Mark Stein’s Vice Capades: Sex, Drugs and Bowling From the Pilgrims to the Present tracks how the vice of one century, such as bowling or playing cards, can become the wholesome family recreation of another, writes Scott McLemee.

July 12, 2017

While no writing instrument can do the actual work for you, Scott McLemee describes the benefits (and disadvantages) of various note-taking apps.

July 5, 2017

Scott McLemee highlights another round of titles from next season’s offerings from university presses.

June 28, 2017

Scott McLemee interviews Ceri Dingle, the director of an ambitious documentary on the West Indian political theorist and scholar C. L. R. James about how Dingle, 200 volunteers and others brought such a daunting project to fruition.

June 21, 2017

Scott McLemee continues to survey some of the upcoming publishing season’s offerings.

May 31, 2017

Scott McLemee highlights some of the new books coming out this fall and winter that are likely to be of general or topical appeal.

May 24, 2017

Scott McLemee has found most recently published books on digital discourse -- memes, tweeting and other modes of contemporary communication -- hard to keep reading. The exception is Whitney Phillips and Ryan M. Milner’s The Ambivalent Internet.

May 17, 2017

In Citizen Spies, Joshua Reeves demonstrates that the surveillance systems established in America since the Sept. 11 attacks depend largely on habits that have been a long time in forming, writes Scott McLemee.

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August 2, 2017

Byung-Chul Han’s In the Swarm: Digital Prospects describes how our society is well down the road toward a dramatically different, digital world. Much harder to discern, writes Scott McLemee, is where, or if, Han sees an off-ramp.

July 26, 2017

Scott McLemee writes of the recent passing of George A. Romero, the “godfather of zombie film,” and how his work was simultaneously horrific and satirical.

July 19, 2017

Mark Stein’s Vice Capades: Sex, Drugs and Bowling From the Pilgrims to the Present tracks how the vice of one century, such as bowling or playing cards, can become the wholesome family recreation of another, writes Scott McLemee.

July 12, 2017

While no writing instrument can do the actual work for you, Scott McLemee describes the benefits (and disadvantages) of various note-taking apps.

July 5, 2017

Scott McLemee highlights another round of titles from next season’s offerings from university presses.

June 28, 2017

Scott McLemee interviews Ceri Dingle, the director of an ambitious documentary on the West Indian political theorist and scholar C. L. R. James about how Dingle, 200 volunteers and others brought such a daunting project to fruition.

June 21, 2017

Scott McLemee continues to survey some of the upcoming publishing season’s offerings.

May 31, 2017

Scott McLemee highlights some of the new books coming out this fall and winter that are likely to be of general or topical appeal.

May 24, 2017

Scott McLemee has found most recently published books on digital discourse -- memes, tweeting and other modes of contemporary communication -- hard to keep reading. The exception is Whitney Phillips and Ryan M. Milner’s The Ambivalent Internet.

May 17, 2017

In Citizen Spies, Joshua Reeves demonstrates that the surveillance systems established in America since the Sept. 11 attacks depend largely on habits that have been a long time in forming, writes Scott McLemee.

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