A new book tries to find grounds for optimism in the face of ecological upheaval. Scott McLemee warms to the effort.
A philosopher explores the ambulatory arts. Scott McLemee rambles on.
A new book traces the background of scholarship in the age of instant reproduction. Scott McLemee gets out the highlighter.
A new book looks at the twisted logic at work in a horrific crime. Scott McLemee investigates.
Seduction, adultery, Illegitimate babies! And don't forget Ben Franklin's cross-dressing friend. Scott McLemee is shocked, shocked he tells you.
The pundits have chewed over the question of inequality. Sociologists have different perspectives. Scott McLemee looks at an agenda-setting new book.
A new book portrays the muse of history as multitasking and interdisciplinary. Scott McLemee looks at her in a new light.
Mortimer Adler built a publishing empire around the Great Books of the Western World. Scott McLemee interviews an author who has mapped its terrain.
Which came first, intellectual arrogance or intractably ignorant boneheadedness? Scott McLemee looks at a new book on anti-intellectualism in America.
Two new books look at familiar, diverting facets of life online. Scott McLemee tries to garner them some attention.