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How Academics Measure the Value of Their Books

O n our third and penultimate date, hiking up a steep trail, a tall and fit man who had earned a Ph.D. in chemical engineering and made a living telling mining…

An Underground Sensation Arrives

Sean Proctor for The Chronicle Julius Scott T he manuscript was almost published a couple of times. One editor expressed enthusiasm, then abruptly passed.…

What the ‘Grievance Studies’ Hoax Means

Illustration by Jonathan Barkat for The Chronicle O ver the summer, the Wall Street Journal ’s Jillian Kay Melchior became suspicious of a bizarre-sounding…

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