Intellectual Affairs

Intellectual Affairs
May 4, 2011

Ayn Rand's magnum opus took 54 years to put on the screen. Scott McLemee is underwhelmed by the result.

April 27, 2011

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.

April 20, 2011

A new book looks at the narcopolitics of methamphetamine. Scott McLemee grinds his teeth while reading it.

April 13, 2011

A sociologist's new book tracks the proliferation of awards in American culture. Scott McLemee wonders if we're all really winners.

April 6, 2011

Whatever happened to the peace movement? Scott McLemee looks at new research on the collapse of a cause.

March 30, 2011

Would a refined woman hire a hit man to kill her husband in cold blood? Scott McLemee investigates Janet Malcolm's new book.

March 23, 2011

With free e-books, you often get what you pay for. Scott McLemee discovers the art of making do-it-yourself editions.

March 16, 2011

Susie Linfield's The Cruel Radiance has won acclaim for its defense of the moral value of photojournalism. Scott McLemee talks to the author.

March 9, 2011

Zimbabwean activists may face death for gathering to discuss Egypt and Tunisia. Scott McLemee looks beyond Facebook activism.

March 2, 2011

Terry Castle's memoir blends critical intelligence and awkward recollections. Scott McLemee reads it in earnest.

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