June 6, 2007
As the HBO classic comes to an end, Scott McLemee revisits an early analysis of the gangster as American archetype.
May 30, 2007
Heading to the publishing world's biggest gathering, Scott McLemee reviews a hard-hitting analysis of American literary culture, academic and otherwise.
May 23, 2007
Looking for a brief holiday from total seriousness? Scott McLemee checks into some good destinations for a mental vacation.
May 16, 2007
Did a postmodern theorist conceal his Stalinist past? Scott McLemee looks down the memory hole.
May 9, 2007
How much excitement can you take? Scott McLemee looks at some scholarly scandals that seem faintly familiar.
April 25, 2007
If college leaders want to learn how to recruit female scientists, they might want to visit the U. of Maryland-Baltimore County.
April 18, 2007
Kurt Vonnegut is dead. So it goes. Scott McLemee gets unstuck in time.
April 11, 2007
Shakespeare wrote one of the most savage plays in the canon. Scott McLemee visits the dark side.
April 4, 2007
The first English dictionary was published long before Samuel Johnson. Scott McLemee consults the first reprint in 400 years.
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