Seven years ago, Iraq's libraries went up in smoke. Scott McLemee looks at a history of book destruction.
A university exhibit and a new book look at David Foster Wallace's life and work. Scott McLemee visits the relics...
Is it a tool, a literary genre, or a nervous tic? Scott McLemee jots down some thoughts.
Otto Weininger's writings were bizarre, unoriginal and morbid. So why are they classics?
The decision to honor a work in religious studies has provoked controversy. Scott McLemee meditates on the protest.
A recent book on Depression-era culture is both lively and all too timely. Scott McLemee interviews its author.
The Jewish Review of Books has been launched. Scott McLemee gets all verklempt.
Was the artist actually a great philosopher -- or Norman Rockwell's aesthetic heir? Scott McLemee goes Pop.
An academic autobiography that's not at all self-centered? Scott McLemee looks into an interesting composition.
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