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Daily Scholar Archives
A blog about the stories that nourish and sustain us, and the small miracles of everyday life. Brian Doyle is the editor of Portland magazine and the author of numerous books, most recently the novel The Plover.
A celebration of a rare and extraordinary thing Read More
The Bulletin Board of Your Head
Friday Morning Pop Quiz
Playing Ball in Brooklyn
The National Sport
The occasional diary of an American graduate student in England
Each Monday a poet, a novelist, an essayist, a journalist, or a scholar names a book they prize above all others and tells us why.
Knut Hamsun’s Pan
A throbbing world of sensation and heartbreak Read More
The Best of Gregory Clark
Henry Beston’s The Outermost House
John le Carré’s The Spy Who Came in From the Cold
Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace
George Eliot’s Middlemarch
John Steinbeck’s East of Eden
Each week, our readers contribute a new line of verse—or a completed poem—in collaboration with a renowned poet.
A journalist ponders where he’s been, where he is, and where he’s going. Dennis Covington is the author of six books, including Salvation on Sand Mountain, a finalist for the National Book Award. His most recent book is Revelation: A Search for Faith in a Violent Religious World.
The Old Home Place
For many members of my family, it was a mental institution Read More
Piercing the Veil
Happy All the Time
A blog about a person, and a culture, in flux. Diana Goetsch (formerly Douglas Goetsch) is a poet and freelance teacher of writing. Her latest book is Nameless Boy.
Every month, James McWilliams reviews the best educational podcasts, covering everything you missed in college.
Three outlets for the radically curious Read More
The Paradox of Poetry
Pessimists and Progress
Words Under Siege
Storytelling in the Podcast Age
Of Poets and a President
A blog about psycholinguistics with posts each Thursday by Jessica Love, a psychologist and science writer at Northwestern University. Her most recent article “Reading Fast and Slow” appeared in our Spring 2012 issue.
Do baby sign language courses really work? Read More
What Makes Hemingway Hemingway?
On Expecting Things to Fall Apart
Limericks That Leave You Hanging
Tuesdays with Siri
How to Talk Shakespeare
Headless Bear Walks Up to Woman; Awesomeness Ensues
A blog about the new, the odd, and the wonderful, with posts each Wednesday by Josie Glausiusz, who has written about every topic known to science, from physics to furry animals, for magazines that include Nature, National Geographic, Discover, and Wired. She is the co-author of Buzz: The Intimate Bond Between Humans and Insects.
So More Can Live
With a little money and basic care, more mothers and babies could survive. Read More
Thanks for the Gratitude
Making of the Moon
Underserved in Health Care
To Be Young, Male, and Black
Each Monday a poet, a novelist, an essayist, a journalist, or a scholar recalls a piece of advice or an experience that was most helpful to their writing career.
A blog about the changing face of the Motor City by essayist Laura Bernstein-Machlay, who teaches literature and creative writing at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, and is the author of a forthcoming book called Travelers.
In slowly gentrifying Detroit, you might see a fox, or even a coyote, but where have all the stray dogs gone? Read More
Driving Toward the Breach
The Grand Army of the Republic
The Little Aquarium That Could
80,000 Squirrels on My Block Alone
Thriving and Striving
A blog about the odd pleasures of the bookish life, with new posts each Friday by Michael Dirda, the Pulitzer Prize-winning critic with the Washington Post and the author of several books, including An Open Book and On Conan Doyle.
A Positively, Final Appearance
And an exhortation to read, read, read Read More
A Dreamer’s Tale
Let Us Now Praise Dover Books
Books for the Holidays
A blog about the wonders and challenges of living in Homer, Alaska, by Miranda Weiss, the author of Tide, Feather, Snow: A Life in Alaska.
And saying goodbye Read More
Heading to Nanwalek
Playing at Survival
Closing Up and Putting Away
A blog about the art of teaching, with new posts each Tuesday by Paula Marantz Cohen, a distinguished professor of English at Drexel University and the author of the novels Jane Austen in Scarsdale or Love, Death and the SATs and What Alice Knew: A Most Curious Tale of Henry James and Jack the Ripper.
A blog about the New York literary life by Phillip Lopate, celebrated essayist, director of Columbia University’s nonfiction program, editor of The Art of the Personal Essay, and author of Against Joie de Vivre, Portrait of My Body, and To Show and to Tell, among other books.
Obsession and regression Read More
Memories of Jazz Nights
On the Death of Friendship
On Keeping a Blog
A Visit to Harvard
Remembering Cynthia Macdonald
A blog about classical music from Sudip Bose, the Scholar’s managing editor.
The Story of an Exile
Arnold Schoenberg and his Piano Concerto Read More
The Composer as Dissident
Beethoven and James Bond
Food of Love
A Composer in an Antique Land
This Is What Terror Sounds Like
A blog about expatriate life in Paris. Thomas Chatterton Williams is the author of a memoir, Losing My Cool. He is at work on a book about how we define race in America, told through his own experience of growing up with a white mother and black father, and of raising a blond-haired, blue-eyed daughter in France.
The best way to escape our current political predicament is to keep talking Read More
You Must Be Joking
On the Turning Away
License to Chill
Too Much of a Good Thing
A blog about the city of New Orleans as the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches. New Orleans resident Wayne Curtis is the author of The Last Great Walk and And a Bottle of Rum.
A blog about American culture, with new posts each Monday by William Deresiewicz. Excellent Sheep: Thinking for Yourself, Inventing Your Life, and Other Things the Ivy League Won’t Teach You will be out next year.
The Last Post
All Points ends its run Read More
Though He Doth Tarry
The One Thing Needful
Take it Easy
Each Monday, a different guest columnist recalls the wisdom of a favorite teacher or mentor who helped them better understand themselves, their work, or their place in the universe.