Stewart and Colbert rally in DC this weekend. Scott McLemee opposes their extremist moderation.
The best American shows about adolescence were too mature for prime time. Scott McLemee takes a look.
A 50-year-old memoir about rape in wartime is as contemporary as the headlines from Darfur, Scott McLemee writes.
A brief look at Rene Girard -- literary theorist, interdisciplinary thinker, and admirer of the new pope.
Honoring the best tendencies in conservative thought means ignoring the worst. Scott McLemee has some idea where to start.
As the Supreme Court nomination process begins, Scott McLemee looks at a literary theorist's latest legal thriller.
A lot has changed since 1908, but F.M. Cornford's guide to academic politics is as good as new.
When real-estate professionals wanted some respect, they created an academic field. Scott McLemee wonders how that worked out for them.
Revelations about a player in Watergate have put an end to one mystery. But Scott McLemee wonders if the enigma doesn't linger.
Search for Jobs