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 book, 21 conductors, 18 soloists. ten compact discs of digitally remastered recordings, with 144-page

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 has spent most of his life as a professor of physics at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, taking time off to advise the US government and write books for the general public. He was born in England and worked as a civilian scientist for the Royal Air Force during World War II. He came to Cornell University as a graduate student in 1947 and worked with Hans Bethe and Richard Feynman, producing a user-friendly way to calculate the behavior of atoms and radiation. He also worked on nuclear reactors, solid-state physics, ferromagnetism, astrophysics, and biology, looking for problems where elegant mathematics could be usefully applied.

Dyson’s books include Disturbing the Universe (1979), Weapons and Hope (1984), Infinite in All Directions (1988), Origins of Life (1986, second edition 1999), The Sun, the Genome and the Internet (1999), and A Many-Colored Glass: Reflections on the Place of Life in the Universe (2010). He is a fellow of the American Physical Society, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and a fellow of the Royal Society of London. In 2000 he was awarded the Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion.

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. He is Editor in Chief of the magazine Letras Libres and was, for twenty years, Deputy Editor of Vuelta, whose editor was Octavio Paz. (June 2013)

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. He is the winner of the 2012 Philosophical Book Award (Hanover) for his most recent book, On Compromise and Rotten Compromises. He is currently Edwin Heafey Jr. Visiting Professor at Stanford.


Steven Mithen is Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Early ­Prehistory at the University of Reading. His books include The Singing Neanderthals, The Prehistory of the Mind, and, most recently, Thirst: Water and Power in the Ancient World.

 (April 2014)

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)