Texting and instant messaging are the wave of the future? Scott McLemee is just too ecstatic.
The presidential campaigns are running themselves into the ground. Scott McLemee thinks space is the place....
A friend recently noted that this week’s column would probably run at just about the time the Chinese government was using the Olympic torch to burn down a Tibetan village. Perhaps, he said, this might be a good occasion to check out the latest edition of The Ancient Olympic Games by Judith Swadding – first published by the British Museum in 1980 and now being reissued by the University of Texas Press.
Three years ago, an undercover agent in Maryland spied on activists. Scott McLemee finds her description in a sociologist's article from 1974.
Newspapers keep abandoning any responsibility toward books. Scott McLemee looks back at print culture....
We have, by contemporary standards, a mixed marriage, for I am a nerd, while my wife is a geek. A good thing no kids are involved; we’d argue about how to raise them.
Was the new Pixar film "WALL-E" inspired by an American cultural theorist? Scott McLemee goes over the moon to find out.
University presses gathered in Montreal last week to discuss the future. Scott McLemee comes back with a report.
A new field of research is emerging, devoted to the study of ignorance. Scott McLemee did not know that.
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