Ayn Rand's magnum opus took 54 years to put on the screen. Scott McLemee is underwhelmed by the result.
Critic and feminist thinker Ellen Willis is being honored with a conference and a posthumous collection of her rock writing. Scott McLemee wonders what took so long.
A new book looks at the narcopolitics of methamphetamine. Scott McLemee grinds his teeth while reading it.
A sociologist's new book tracks the proliferation of awards in American culture. Scott McLemee wonders if we're all really winners.
Whatever happened to the peace movement? Scott McLemee looks at new research on the collapse of a cause.
Would a refined woman hire a hit man to kill her husband in cold blood? Scott McLemee investigates Janet Malcolm's new book.
With free e-books, you often get what you pay for. Scott McLemee discovers the art of making do-it-yourself editions.
Susie Linfield's The Cruel Radiance has won acclaim for its defense of the moral value of photojournalism. Scott McLemee talks to the author.
Zimbabwean activists may face death for gathering to discuss Egypt and Tunisia. Scott McLemee looks beyond Facebook activism.
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