Books and Publishing
Books and Publishing
He's a canonical figure in American literature, but Edgar Allan Poe's verse has always had its detractors. Scott McLemee considers a quaint and curious volume in his defense.
Given chance to consider bans on same-sex marriage in five states, the Supreme Court refused. Scott McLemee looks at a book on the long backstory.
The American Psychological Association objects to a new book's portrayal of its role in government-sponsored enhanced interrogation practices in post-9/11 years.
Professors and librarians consider the advantages of digital, the reluctance of many tenure committees to look beyond print, and the possibility of paying the costs of publishing works by young scholars.
They die a thousand times, and heroes only once -- but nobody analyzes them. Scott McLemee consults the first history of cowardice
New books on academic freedom and free speech argue that the most serious threats to academic freedom and free speech are coming from within higher education.
New daily online magazine from the digital archive seeks to be "where news meets its scholarly match."
Zephyr Teachout's book may become a manifesto for reformers -- but not so fast... Scott McLemee takes a second look.
Zephyr Teachout's Corruption in America charts a steady drift from early idealism to the cynical status quo. Scott McLemee takes a first look.
A new book challenges historians to quit studying the past through a microscope. Scott McLemee takes a look through the binoculars.
In a new book, the authors of Academically Adrift return to report on how the same cohort of "meandering" students are faring after graduation. It's not a pretty picture.
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