An unfilmable novel about literary life hits the cineplex. Scott McLemee interviews the author.
What are the best academic blogs you've never heard of? Scott McLemee beats the bushes for leads
Al Qaeda's strategists have a battle plan. Scott McLemee wants to duck and cover....
A mainstream newspaper covering academic books regularly? Scott McLemee looks into it.
The oral historian Studs Terkel now tells his life's story. Scott McLemee listens to a puzzling silence in the tale.
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.
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.
Sometimes bric-a-brac has meaning. Scott McLemee interviews an interpreter.
They long for a clash of civilizations that would destroy our liberties. Scott McLemee worries about the fanatics among us.
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