Intellectual Affairs

Intellectual Affairs
July 21, 2010
An acclaimed dramatic series about the world of advertising returns to TV. Scott McLemee glances at the historical context.
July 14, 2010
A sociologist speculates on the nature and function of awards. Scott McLemee considers the merits of the argument.
July 7, 2010
A new book looks at how language conceals meaning. Scott McLemee puzzles over it.
June 30, 2010
Researchers are studying Twitter as communication medium and index of public opinion. Scott McLemee catches up on the scholarship.
June 23, 2010
A classic work on the Depression era is back in print. Scott McLemee rallies to its call.
June 16, 2010
A new book worries over what the Internet is doing to our brains. Scott McLemee scratches his head.
June 9, 2010
Martin Gardner was a polymath with a sense of humor. Scott McLemee pays tribute.
June 2, 2010
Rumors of Book Expo's demise are greatly exaggerated. Scott McLemee returns from the university press "ghetto."
May 26, 2010
University presses are rethinking how they approach the publishing industry's biggest shindig. Scott McLemee reports.
May 19, 2010
The historian Michael Bellesiles is making a comeback. Scott McLemee remembers why he had to leave in the first place.


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