Intellectual Affairs

Intellectual Affairs
December 12, 2007

An unfilmable novel about literary life hits the cineplex. Scott McLemee interviews the author.

December 5, 2007

What are the best academic blogs you've never heard of? Scott McLemee beats the bushes for leads

November 28, 2007

Al Qaeda's strategists have a battle plan. Scott McLemee wants to duck and cover....

November 21, 2007

A mainstream newspaper covering academic books regularly? Scott McLemee looks into it.

November 14, 2007

The oral historian Studs Terkel now tells his life's story. Scott McLemee listens to a puzzling silence in the tale.

November 7, 2007

Word got around some months ago that a French psychoanalyst had published a guide to talking about books without reading them. After seeing a few blog conversations on this development, news that the volume would be translated into English seemed anticlimactic -- redundant, even.

October 31, 2007

The editors of the cultural magazine .N+1 are publishing a booklet called What We Should Have Known: Two Discussions that they have prepared for undergraduates. Copies have only just come back from the printer, it seems, but I’ve had a look at a prepublication PDF and now feel a certain evangelizing fervor for the whole project.

October 24, 2007

Sometimes bric-a-brac has meaning. Scott McLemee interviews an interpreter.

October 17, 2007

They long for a clash of civilizations that would destroy our liberties. Scott McLemee worries about the fanatics among us.

October 10, 2007

A new biography reveals Charles Schulz's personal life. But Scott McLemee looks abroad for an appreciation of his work.

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