As the HBO classic comes to an end, Scott McLemee revisits an early analysis of the gangster as American archetype.
Heading to the publishing world's biggest gathering, Scott McLemee reviews a hard-hitting analysis of American literary culture, academic and otherwise.
Looking for a brief holiday from total seriousness? Scott McLemee checks into some good destinations for a mental vacation.
Did a postmodern theorist conceal his Stalinist past? Scott McLemee looks down the memory hole.
How much excitement can you take? Scott McLemee looks at some scholarly scandals that seem faintly familiar.
If college leaders want to learn how to recruit female scientists, they might want to visit the U. of Maryland-Baltimore County.
Kurt Vonnegut is dead. So it goes. Scott McLemee gets unstuck in time.
Shakespeare wrote one of the most savage plays in the canon. Scott McLemee visits the dark side.
The first English dictionary was published long before Samuel Johnson. Scott McLemee consults the first reprint in 400 years.
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