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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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presented by Found Image Holdings / Getty Boom Town Explodes the Notion of ‘Flyover’ Territory Sam Anderson’s ambitious new book about Oklahoma City reanimates…

It's Never Too Late to Be a Reader Again

It was a book that drove me away from books. This wasn’t a trauma of distaste, or indulgence: not a literary bad mussel, not waking up on the floor of someone's…

Lessons on the Craft of Scholarly Reading

S cholarly reading is a craft — one that academics are expected to figure out on our own. After all, it’s just reading. We all know how to do that, right? Yes…

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