Volume 60, Issue 36: May 23, 2014

May 19, 2014


The Chronicle Review

  • An Incomplete Rainbow

    America’s veneer of open-mindedness toward alternative sexualities is thin, brittle, and misleading.

  • Roots of Freedom

    Historians reveal African-Americans’ role in the Great War—and how it influenced later civil-rights struggles.

  • The Business of Apology Premium Link

    Nick Smith explains why it's so hard to say you're sorry.

  • The False Promise of 'Practical' Education Premium Link

    Today's calls for pragmatic education are at odds with the idea's history.

  • Ode to the Blackboard Premium Link

    As the so-called smart boards prevail, one chalk lover sees the writing on the wall.

  • Rise of the Shelfie Premium Link

    Tackling 23 books by 11 authors, Phyllis Rose represents the rise of the “shelfie”—part criticism, part memoir.