Geoff Dyer: “There Should Be an Annual Festival Devoted to Me”
August 08, 2014

Geoff Dyer likes to take down “dim-witted academics.” So what happened when he turned up at a conference on ... Geoff Dyer?

Technology Is Taking Over English Departments
The false promise of the digital humanities
May 02, 2014

Humanists should critique the digital humanities, not embrace it, unless they want to sell their birthright for a mess of apps. 

An Idiotic Israel Boycott Obscures Real Progress in Campus Activism
December 12, 2013

On American campuses, there are two lefts.

The Economic Case for Saving the Humanities
August 20, 2013

What can we do to make the case for the humanities? Unlike the STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), they do not—on the surface—contribute to the national defense.

Academic Journal: Does Your Period Affect Your Politics?
The long history of sexist pseudo-science grows a little longer
August 11, 2013

In June, Psychological Science, an academic monthly that calls itself the "the highest ranked empirical journal in psychology," published a peer-reviewed article titled "The Fluctuating Female Vote: Politics, Religion and the Ovulatory Cycle." Lead-a

The Father of America's 'Civil Religion' Has Died
August 08, 2013

Last December, at the prayer vigil in Newtown, Connecticut, Barack Obama delivered one of the best speeches of his presidency. He grieved and consoled, speaking both as a father and as the head of state.