Intellectual Affairs

Intellectual Affairs
June 3, 2015

Social-media researchers have more than enough material for their research -- and that's getting to be a problem. Scott McLemee makes some inquiries.

May 27, 2015

A social theorist's new book considers the darker impulses beneath phony smiles and social media "like" messages. Scott McLemee checks it out.

May 20, 2015

A new book challenges the idea that wandering attention is a flaw in our mental machinery. Scott McLemee tries to go with the author's flow.

May 13, 2015

The pre-eminent literary theorist of the 1960s and '70s went out fashion -- yet never really went away. Scott McLemee looks into the afterlife of an original.

May 6, 2015

Put down that chocolate and pick up some broccoli! Improve your attitude and you can do anything! Scott McLemee looks into a new book on the critique of self-improvement.

April 22, 2015

A prominent African-American professor unleashes a sharp attack on his mentor. Scott McLemee hears echoes amid the buzz.

April 8, 2015

A new book tells stories of politics and psychology among the pachyderms of Africa. Scott McLemee has a look.

April 1, 2015

A figure in the pantheon of cinema -- and a gourmand extraordinaire. Scott McLemee reviews a new study of the great director's body of work.

March 18, 2015

A handbook used by generations of students around the world is finally out in English. Scott McLemee recommends How to Write a Thesis.

March 11, 2015

Walt Whitman thought Americans needed free, authoritative textbooks. Scott McLemee interviews two historians who've answered that call for undergrads.

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June 3, 2015

Social-media researchers have more than enough material for their research -- and that's getting to be a problem. Scott McLemee makes some inquiries.

May 27, 2015

A social theorist's new book considers the darker impulses beneath phony smiles and social media "like" messages. Scott McLemee checks it out.

May 20, 2015

A new book challenges the idea that wandering attention is a flaw in our mental machinery. Scott McLemee tries to go with the author's flow.

May 13, 2015

The pre-eminent literary theorist of the 1960s and '70s went out fashion -- yet never really went away. Scott McLemee looks into the afterlife of an original.

May 6, 2015

Put down that chocolate and pick up some broccoli! Improve your attitude and you can do anything! Scott McLemee looks into a new book on the critique of self-improvement.

April 22, 2015

A prominent African-American professor unleashes a sharp attack on his mentor. Scott McLemee hears echoes amid the buzz.

April 8, 2015

A new book tells stories of politics and psychology among the pachyderms of Africa. Scott McLemee has a look.

April 1, 2015

A figure in the pantheon of cinema -- and a gourmand extraordinaire. Scott McLemee reviews a new study of the great director's body of work.

March 18, 2015

A handbook used by generations of students around the world is finally out in English. Scott McLemee recommends How to Write a Thesis.

March 11, 2015

Walt Whitman thought Americans needed free, authoritative textbooks. Scott McLemee interviews two historians who've answered that call for undergrads.

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