Contemporary "frugalists" are only playing at a virtue that previous generations practiced, willingly or not, to an unenviable degree.
13 Nov 2016
The Paper Trail makes the case that paper is one of history's most revolutionary technologies even as its contemporary importance fades.
02 Jun 2016
The prolific scholar and linguist Steven Pinker adds a volume to the already crowded field of grammar and usage guides. But does he have anything new to say?
18 Nov 2015
Celebrated book designer Peter Mendelsund considers how readers construct (or fail to construct) visual images in their minds in What We See When We Read.
13 Oct 2014
This vigorous interdisciplinary approach brings a revealing new perspective to a well-worn classic of American literature.
21 Apr 2014
The Trip to Echo Spring contemplates the vexed relationship between six great American writers and the alcoholism that undermined their lives.
06 Feb 2014
In My American Revolution, author Robert Sullivan searches for traces of the past amongst the strip malls and suburbs of contemporary America.
06 Nov 2013
David Mikics' leisurely contemplation, Slow Reading in a Hurried Age, makes the case for literature in a digital world.
06 Oct 2013
This substantial anthology memorializes the work of one the 20th century's greatest political thinkers, for better or worse (depending upon your politics).
12 Jun 2013
Light Shed Upon the Fire of Controversy: 'Why Are Professors Liberal and Why Do Conservatives Care?'
This sociological study strives to determine if American universities and colleges are really the leftist indoctrination camps of right-wing polemics.
18 Apr 2013
Iain McDaniel's work is a serious scholarly effort to assert the importance of a once significant historian.
03 Apr 2013
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