Contents


The New New Math

Multicultural and Gender Equity in the Mathematics Classroom: The Gift of Diversity (1997 Yearbook) edited by Janet Trentacosta and Margaret J. Kenney

Focus on Algebra: An Integrated Approach by Randall I. Charles and Alba González Thompson

Life by the Numbers: Math As You’ve Never Seen It Before narrated by Danny Glover. Seven boxed videotapes produced by WQED, Pittsburgh

Memento Mori

The American Way of Death Revisited by Jessica Mitford

Grave Matters: A Lively History of Death Around the World by Nigel Barley

The Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal Trade by Thomas Lynch

Loyal Toward Reality

A Book of Luminous Things: An International Anthology of Poetry edited and with an introduction by Czeslaw Milosz

Mysticism for Beginners by Adam Zagajewski

Two Cities: On Exile, History, and the Imagination by Adam Zagajewski

Winter Dialogue by Tomas Venclova, translated by Diana Senechal

Fresh Air Blues

Wickerby: An Urban Pastoral by Charles. Siebert

The Meadowlands: Wilderness Adventures at the Edge of a City by Robert Sullivan

Red-Tails in Love: A Wildlife Drama in Central Park by Marie Winn

Chechnya: How Russia Lost

Chechnya: Tombstone of Russian Power by Anatol Lieven

Chechnya: Calamity in the Caucasus by Carlotta Gall and Thomas de Waal

Russia Confronts Chechnya: Roots of a Separatist Conflict, Volume I by John B. Dunlop

Russia and Chechnia [sic]: The Permanent Crisis Essays on Russo-Chechen Relations edited by Ben Fowkes

The Killing Fields of Bosnia

To End a War by Richard Holbrooke

Croatia: A Nation Forged in War by Marcus Tanner

The Graves: Srebrenica and Vukovar text by Eric Stover, photographs by Peress Gilles, foreword by Richard Goldstone

Srebrenica: Record of a War Crime by Jan Willem Honig and Norbert Both

Blood and Vengeance: One Family’s Story of the War in Bosnia by Chuck Sudetic

Endgame: The Betrayal and Fall of Srebrenica: Europe’s Worst Massacre Since World War II by David Rohde

Contributors

Al Alvarez is the author of Risky Business, a selection of essays, many of which first appeared in The New York Review of Books.

Ian Buruma has been a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books since 1985 and the magazine’s editor since September 2017. From 2003 to 2017 he was professor of human rights, democracy and journalism at Bard College. Buruma was born in 1951 in The Hague, Holland. He was educated at Leyden University, where he studied Chinese literature and history, and at Nihon University College of Arts, in Tokyo, where he studied cinema. Living in Japan from 1975 to 1981, Buruma worked as a film reviewer, photographer, and documentary filmmaker. In the 1980s, Buruma was based in Hong Kong, where he edited the cultural section of the Far Eastern Economic Review, and from where he later travelled all over Asia as a freelance writer. Buruma was a fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin in 1991, and a fellow of the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington DC in 1999. He is a fellow of the European Council of Foreign Relations and a board member of Human Rights in China. In 2008, Buruma won the Erasmus Prize for “exceptional contributions to culture society, or social sciences in Europe.” Buruma has written seventeen books, including The Wages of Guilt (1995), Murder in Amsterdam (2006), Year Zero (2013), and Theater of Cruelty (2014). He has won several prizes for his books, including the LA Times Book Prize for Murder in Amsterdam, and PEN-Diamonstein Spielvogel award for the art of the essay for Theater of Cruelty.

Joseph Connors, the Director of the Harvard Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, Villa I Tatti, Florence, writes on Italian Renaissance and Baroque architecture. He was formerly Director of the American Academy in Rome and professor of art history at Columbia.

Robert Cottrell is Editor of The Browser. He has served as Moscow bureau chief for both The Economist and the Financial Times. (December 2017)

Mark Danner is Chancellor’s Professor of English and Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley and James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and the Humanities at Bard. His most recent book is Spiral: Trapped in the Forever War. His work can be found at www
.markdanner.com.
 (March 2017)

Martin Gardner (1914–2010) was a science writer and novelist. He was the author of The New Ambidextrous Universe, Fractal Music, Hypercards and More, The Night is Large and Visitors from Oz.

John Gross (1935–2011) was an English editor and critic. From 1974 to 1981, he was editor of The Times Literary Supplement; he also served as senior book editor and critic at The New York Times. His memoir, A Double Thread, was published in 2001.

Sue Halpern is a regular contributor to The New York Review and a Scholar-in-Residence at Middlebury. Her latest book is A Dog Walks into a Nursing Home. (July 2017)

Tony Judt (1948–2010) was the founder and director of the Remarque Institute at NYU and the author of Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945, Ill Fares the Land, and The Burden of Responsibility: Blum, Camus, Aron, and the French Twentieth Century, among other books.

Sarah Kerr, a longtime contributor to The New York Review, lives near Washington, D.C. (November 2014)

Jeff Madrick is the Director of the Bernard L. Schwartz Rediscovering Government Initiative at the Century Foundation and Editor of Challenge. His most recent book is Seven Bad Ideas: How Mainstream Economists Damaged America and the World.
 (June 2017)

Louis Menand is the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of English at Harvard. His books include The Marketplace of Ideas, American Studies and The Metaphysical Club.

Lars-Erik Nelson (1941-2000) was the Washington columnist for the New York Daily News, and a frequent contributor to the Review.

Joyce Carol Oates’s Beautiful Days, a collection of stories, will be published in February. She is currently Distinguished Writer in Residence in the Graduate Program at NYU. (December 2017)

Olusegun Obasanjo, a retired general of the Nigerian Army, was president of Nigeria from 1976 until 1979. He was recently released from prison. (September 1998)

Alan Ryan’s On Tocqueville and On Marx were published last year. He is the author of the two-volume work On Politics: A History of Political Thought: From Herodotus to the Present. He is visiting professor of philosophy at Stanford.


Michael Scammell is the author of biographies of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and Arthur Koestler, and has translated many books from Russian. He is now working on a memoir. (April 2016)

A. O. Scott is a film critic at The New York Times and the former Sunday book critic for Newsday. His writing has appeared in The New York Review of Books, Slate, and many other publications.

Laurence H. Tribe is the Carl M. Loeb University Professor and Professor of Constitutional Law at Harvard Law School. His books include American Constitutional Law, The Invisible Constitution, and Uncertain Justice: The Roberts Court and the Constitution (2014) with Joshua Matz. (February 2016)