Contents


2001

Questioning the Millennium: A Rationalist’s Guide to a Precisely Arbitrary Countdown by Stephen Jay Gould

Is God in the Lab?

The Meaning of It All: Thoughts of a Citizen Scientist by Richard P. Feynman

Belief in God in an Age of Science by John Polkinghorne

Sunday Afternoon Live

New York Philharmonic: The Historic Broadcasts, 1923-1987 ten compact discs of digitally remastered recordings, with 144-page book, 21 conductors, 18 soloists

Angels of LA

His Eminence of Los Angeles by Monsignor Francis J. Weber

The History of Forgetting: Los Angeles and the Erasure of Memory by Norman M. Klein

Catholic Bishops by John Tracy Ellis

American Catholic: The Saints and Sinners Who Built America’s Most Powerful Church by Charles R. Morris

The Powers That Be by David Halberstam

TV: The Mummy’s Curse

Made Possible By…The Death of Public Broadcasting in the United States by James Ledbetter

Public Television: Politics and the Battle over Documentary Film by B.J. Bullert

Powell’s Way

A Dance to the Music of Time collected in four "movements," by Anthony Powell. A Question of Upbringing (1951). A Buyer's Market (1952). The Acceptance World (1955). At Lady Molly's (1957). Casanova's Chinese Restaurant (1960). The Kindly Ones (1962). The Valley of Bones (1964). The

A Dance to the Music of Time a seven-hour miniseries adapted by Hugh Whitemore. broadcast in the UK on Channel Four

Journals: 1982-1986 by Anthony Powell

Journals: 1987-1989 by Anthony Powell

Journals: 1989-1992 by Anthony Powell

Miscellaneous Verdicts: Writings on Writers 1946-1989 by Anthony Powell

Contributors

Robert Craft is a conductor and writer. Craft’s close working friendship with Igor Stravinsky is the subject of his memoir, An Improbable Life. In 2002 he was awarded the International Prix du Disque at the Cannes Music Festival.

Theodore H. Draper (1912–2006) was an American historian. Educated at City College, he wrote influential studies of the American Communist Party, the Cuban Revolution and the Iran-Contra Affair. Draper was a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the 1990 recipient of the Herbert Feis Award from the American Historical Association.

John Gregory Dunne (1932–2003) was a novelist, screenwriter and critic. His final novel is entitled Nothing Lost.

Freeman Dyson is Professor of Physics Emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. His most recent book is Dreams of Earth and Sky, a collection of his writing in these pages. (October 2016)

Gerald Early is the Merle Kling Professor of Modern Letters at Washington University in St. Louis, where he also serves as the Director of the Center for the Humanities. His latest book is This Is Where I Came In: Black America in the 1960s, published last year. (April 2004)

Howard Gardner teaches psychology at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. His most recent book, with Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and William Damon, is Good Work: When Excellence and Ethics Meet. (April 2002)

Christopher Hitchens (1949–2011) was a British-American journalist and social critic. Known for his confrontational style and contrarian views on a range of social issues, Hitchens was a frequent contributor to The Nation, The Atlantic, The Times Literary Supplement and Vanity Fair. Hitchens recounts his struggle with esophageal cancer in Mortality, which was published in 2012.

Richard Jenkyns, a Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall, is Professor of the Classical Tradition at Oxford. His most recent book is Virgil’s Experience.(November 2001)

Enrique Krauze is the author of Redeemers: Ideas and Power in Latin America and Editor-in-Chief of the magazine Letras Libres, published in Mexico City. Hank Heifetz is a poet, novelist, and translator from Spanish, Sanskrit, and Tamil. (June 2017)

John Leonard writes on books every month for Harper’s and on television every week for New York magazine. (June 2007)

Avishai Margalit is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His latest book, On Betrayal, was published in February.
 (March 2017)

Steven Mithen is Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Early Prehistory at the University of Reading. His books include The Prehistory of the Mind, After the Ice: A Global Human History, The Singing Neanderthals, and, most recently, Thirst: Water and Power in the Ancient World.
 (November 2016)

Jonathan Spence is Professor of History Emeritus at Yale. Among his books are The Death of Woman Wang, Treason by the Book, The Question of Hu, and The Search for Modern China.

Warren Zimmermann, a professor of international diplomacy at Columbia University, was US Ambassador to Yugoslavia from 1989 to 1992. A revised edition of his book, Origins of a Catastrophe:Yugoslavia and Its Destroyers, has just been published in paperback. (June 1999)