Didn't Immanuel Velikovsky's ideas go the way of Chariots of the Gods, bell-bottoms, and the pet rock? Scott McLemee looks at a monograph bringing him back into view.
A monograph on superhero comics and nationalism puts Captain America in a geopolitical context. Scott McLemee reports from his fortress of solitude.
Old-fashioned books take up a lot of space -- both on our shelves and in our heads. Scott McLemee grapples with a new volume on reading.
Did Bo help get the president re-elected? Scott McLemee looks into the burgeoning literature on canine politics.
A group of digital humanists foresees a new phase of scholarly e-publishing. Scott McLemee gets a peek into their crystal ball.
It's the music that makes the universe dance: Scott McLemee reads The Best Writing in Mathematics 2012.
A prominent social theorist gathers his thoughts on the past few years of upheaval. Scott McLemee risks an opinion.
Temple was the first institution to offer a doctorate in African-American studies and has seen heated debates over the discipline's direction. The rejection of the department's choice as chair has set off a new controversy.
"The Book of Genesis: A Biography" treats a classic religious text as if it were alive. Scott McLemee learns what it begat.
Has November become the month for student protests over budget cuts and tuition hikes? Scott McLemee reports on developments in London -- and closer to home.