Intellectual Affairs

Intellectual Affairs
May 9, 2012

Fierce debate breaks out yet again about an ever-controversial field of scholarship. Scott McLemee keeps his eyes on the prize. 

May 2, 2012

Greedy publishers, overworked scholars, unnecessary books and too much hype...Scott McLemee reports on academic publishing, circa 1600.

April 25, 2012

Officials at the second largest research library in the United States have their talking points about its redesign. Scott McLemee wants them to change the script.

April 18, 2012

A new book on food panics puts the "pink slime" scare into perspective. Scott McLemee is what he eats.

April 11, 2012

Love him or loathe him, Thomas Kinkade was the most widely known American artist of the last 20 years. Scott McLemee surveys his landscape.

April 4, 2012

Procreation is a choice -- but is it a good one? Scott McLemee considers a philosopher's take on the question.

March 28, 2012

One of the great public research libraries is relocating part of its collection to give the public more Internet access. Scott McLemee wants to make some noise.

March 21, 2012

A straightforward problem in mathematics remains unsolved, even with a $1 million prize for whoever solves it. Scott McLemee thinks attention must be paid.

March 14, 2012

Driven underground by the Inquisition, a Mexican folk saint makes the 21st century her own. Scott McLemee reads up on Santa Muerte,

March 7, 2012

MLA has a format for citing Twitter? Scott McLemee looks at the shape of scholarly conversations to come.

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May 9, 2012

Fierce debate breaks out yet again about an ever-controversial field of scholarship. Scott McLemee keeps his eyes on the prize. 

May 2, 2012

Greedy publishers, overworked scholars, unnecessary books and too much hype...Scott McLemee reports on academic publishing, circa 1600.

April 25, 2012

Officials at the second largest research library in the United States have their talking points about its redesign. Scott McLemee wants them to change the script.

April 18, 2012

A new book on food panics puts the "pink slime" scare into perspective. Scott McLemee is what he eats.

April 11, 2012

Love him or loathe him, Thomas Kinkade was the most widely known American artist of the last 20 years. Scott McLemee surveys his landscape.

April 4, 2012

Procreation is a choice -- but is it a good one? Scott McLemee considers a philosopher's take on the question.

March 28, 2012

One of the great public research libraries is relocating part of its collection to give the public more Internet access. Scott McLemee wants to make some noise.

March 21, 2012

A straightforward problem in mathematics remains unsolved, even with a $1 million prize for whoever solves it. Scott McLemee thinks attention must be paid.

March 14, 2012

Driven underground by the Inquisition, a Mexican folk saint makes the 21st century her own. Scott McLemee reads up on Santa Muerte,

March 7, 2012

MLA has a format for citing Twitter? Scott McLemee looks at the shape of scholarly conversations to come.

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