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The chattering classes got the ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ book wrong – and...

Lisa R. Pruitt, University of California, Davis Film critics have had nary a good word to say about Netflix’s new movie “Hillbilly Elegy.” Reviewers varyingly called...

How popular culture hobbles protest movements

Chauncey Maher, Dickinson College In response to the anti-racism protests that have erupted across the U.S., many Americans are saying they agree with the goals...

Perfection comes at a price in latest adaptation of Austen’s ‘Emma’

Inger S. B. Brodey, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill The latest film adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic “Emma” is a visual feast of...

What ‘Walden’ can tell us about social distancing and focusing on...

Robert M. Thorson, University of Connecticut Seeking to bend the coronavirus curve, governors and mayors have told millions of Americans to stay home. If you’re...

Why do teachers make us read old stories?

Elisabeth Gruner, University of Richmond ...

3 ways that big data reveals what you really like to...

Anjana Susarla, Michigan State University Anyone who’s watched “Bridget Jones’s Diary” knows one of her New Year’s resolutions is “Not go out every night but...

What big data can tell us about how a book becomes...

Albert-László Barabási, Northeastern University The average American reads 12 or 13 books a year, but with over 3 million books in print, the choices they...

Why it matters that teens are reading less

Jean Twenge, San Diego State University Most of us spend much more time with digital media than we did a decade ago. But today’s teens...

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Why is the Pentagon interested in UFOs?

Iain Boyd, University of Michigan U.S. Navy pilots and sailors won’t be considered crazy for reporting unidentified flying objects, under new rules meant to encourage...