1177 B.C. was the kind of year people try to forget. Scott McLemee reports on a book that takes us all the way back.
A new book describes the history of resistance to the income tax. Scott McLemee celebrates April 16 with a look.
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.