Intellectual Affairs

Intellectual Affairs
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.

February 29, 2012

A law professor argues that the Tea Party movement is the Constitution's bodyguard. Scott McLemee gets schooled on originalism.

February 15, 2012

Do advertisers aim hidden messages at the public? Scott McLemee examines a cultural history of concealed influence.

February 8, 2012

A new book series offers polemics against prominent figures -- including an influential academic turned politician. Scott McLemee casts his vote.

February 2, 2012

Historians look back at the 2008 election in a new book. Scott McLemee registers his impressions.

January 18, 2012

Debate over free speech and classroom controversy usually generates more heat than light. Scott McLemee looks at a cool new book.

January 11, 2012

Celebrity scandal or scapegoating ritual? Scott McLemee reviews a new book on Cablinasian studies.

January 4, 2012

A philosopher explores the nuances of rudeness, gossip, and other all-too-human tendencies. Scott McLemee has a look.

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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.

February 29, 2012

A law professor argues that the Tea Party movement is the Constitution's bodyguard. Scott McLemee gets schooled on originalism.

February 15, 2012

Do advertisers aim hidden messages at the public? Scott McLemee examines a cultural history of concealed influence.

February 8, 2012

A new book series offers polemics against prominent figures -- including an influential academic turned politician. Scott McLemee casts his vote.

February 2, 2012

Historians look back at the 2008 election in a new book. Scott McLemee registers his impressions.

January 18, 2012

Debate over free speech and classroom controversy usually generates more heat than light. Scott McLemee looks at a cool new book.

January 11, 2012

Celebrity scandal or scapegoating ritual? Scott McLemee reviews a new book on Cablinasian studies.

January 4, 2012

A philosopher explores the nuances of rudeness, gossip, and other all-too-human tendencies. Scott McLemee has a look.

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