Today we close the doors at Scholars & Rogues after 13 years and nearly 11,000 posts on politics, arts, literature, music, popular culture, the environment, journalism and media, international affairs, sports, race, […]
Scholars & Rogues is shutting down, but several of our staffers will be continuing on with their personal sites. You’re invited to follow.
So, we’ll go no more a roving So late into the night, Though the heart be still as loving, And the moon be still as bright. For the sword outwears its sheath, […]
I’ve been thinking a lot about paradigm shifts lately. Not just the cultural shifts like COVID-19, but the smaller, personal shifts too. Like the founding, and the closing, of Scholars & Rogues.
Hello, I’m Brian, and in addition to my writing here at S&R, I’ve been the site’s main tech admin for most of its 13 years. As of April 17th, 2020, S&R will […]
In April 16, 2007 Scholars & Rogues flung open the doors with high hopes and a basic premise: get smart people together, give them a forum, and get out of the way. […]
New look, and maybe more attitude. We do it because we just can’t help ourselves. Back in April, as I marked the tenth anniversary of Scholars & Rogues, I noted the phases […]
Fanaticism consists in redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim. — George Santayana, 1863-1952 We’re not fanatics here at Scholars & Rogues. As our founder, Sam Smith, writes today on our […]
On lighting a fire for scholarly rogueship Ten years is a long time, and it passes in a heartbeat. When Sam invited me to join the Scrogues a decade ago, it was […]
A brief history of S&R: It’s been a great decade. We hope you’ll stick around for another 10 years. On April 16, 2007, a few of us (mostly immigrants from The 5th Estate […]