Thursday, July 30, 2015

The Daily Scholar

Neutral Ground Thursdays

Wayne Curtis explores the idiosyncrasies of New Orleans.

Clash on Neutral Ground

Sharing the roads with an alien culture

Wayne Curtis

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World of Wonders Wednesdays

Modified People

We can engineer human traits, but should we?

Gaia Vince

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Next Line, Please Tuesdays

Antipodal Star

Angela Ball

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Reading Lessons Mondays

Knut Hamsun’s Pan

A throbbing world of sensation and heartbreak

Robert Roper

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Epiphanies Fridays

Where the Blue Begins

The joy of falling into books

Brian Doyle

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The Complete Writing Lessons

Poets, novelists, essayists, journalists, and scholars recall a piece of advice or an experience that was most helpful to their writing career.

The Complete Science Frictions

A blog about science by Priscilla Long, the author of The Writer’s Portable Mentor: A Guide to Art, Craft, and the Writing Life.

The Complete All Points

A blog about American culture by William Deresiewicz, author of the book Excellent Sheep, based on his beloved essay “The Disadvantages of an Elite Education.”

The Complete Psycho Babble

A blog about psycholinguistics by Jessica Love, a science writer and editor at Northwestern University.

The Complete ‘On Science’

A blog about the new, the odd, and the wonderful by Josie Glausiusz, who has written about every topic known to science, from physics to furry animals.

The Complete Class Notes

A blog about the art of teaching, with new posts each Tuesday by Paula Marantz Cohen, a novelist and distinguished professor of English at Drexel University.

Current Issue

Cover Story

The Examined Lie

A meditation on memory

James McWilliams

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Southern Exposure

Inspired by the structures and landscapes of rural Alabama, photographer William Christenberry has spun a narrative that is long, rich, and universal

Andy Grundberg

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Book Reviews

Boldly Going No More

The space shuttle program’s unheralded demise

Nathalie Lagerfeld

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My Mother’s Yiddish

The music of my childhood was a language filled with endearments and rebukes, and frequent misunderstandings

Phyllis Rose

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Net Gains

Nabokov's profitable summer chasing butterflies and settling scores in the Utah mountains

Robert Roper

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