Bacon at Gagosian

Francis Bacon, Self-Portrait, 1987; oil on canvas, 14 x 12 inches
Colm Tóibín’s essay “Late Francis Bacon: Spirit & Substance” and the accompanying illustrations were drawn from the catalog of the exhibition “Francis Bacon: Late Paintings” at the Gagosian Gallery, New York City, November 7–December 12, 2015.


The Governance of China

The opening session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference at Beijing's Great Hall of the People, March 3, 2016

On January 15–16, 2016, The New York Review of Books, in collaboration with the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Hong Kong and Fritt Ord, held an international conference to discuss the development of Chinese political economy and the role of governance within it. We are pleased to present the following video recordings from the conference.

Orson Welles at 100

Orson Welles was born on May 6, 1915. To mark the one hundredth anniversary of his birth, we present here four essays from the New York Review archives.

What’s Wrong with the Economy—and with Economics?

On March 14–15, 2015, The New York Review of Books Foundation, Fritt Ord, and the Dan David Prize held a conference, “What’s Wrong with the Economy—and with Economics?” at Scandinavia House in New York. We are pleased to present the following video footage of the event.

The Life of the Sea

A humpback whale breaching

A study published in the journal Science this week found that humans have “profoundly affected marine wildlife,” and that current trends suggest that the loss of marine animal life will “rapidly intensify as human use of the oceans industrializes.” We present here a selection of articles on the beauty and complexity of the marine life under threat and on human exploration of the sea.