Star Wars: Episode I
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Time, Love, Memory: A Great Biologist and His Quest for the Origins of Behavior by Jonathan Weiner
Turkey’s Kurdish Question by Henri J. Barkey and Graham E. Fuller
A Journey to the End of the Millennium: A Novel by A.B. Yehoshua
Beethoven’s Concertos: History, Style, Performance by Leon Plantinga
Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2, Piano Concertos Nos. 3 & 4, Piano Concerto No. 5 “Emperor,” and Choral Fantasy Choir fortepiano Robert Levin. the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, and the Monteverdi, directed by John Eliot Gardiner
Perfect Murder, Perfect Town: JonBenét and the City of Boulder by Lawrence Schiller
Who Killed JonBenét Ramsey? by Cyril Wecht and Charles Bosworth Jr.
A Mother Gone Bad: The Hidden Confession of JonBenét’s Killer by Andrew G. Hodges
Death of a Little Princess: The Tragic Story of the Murder of JonBenét Ramsey by Carlton Smith
Dunant’s Dream: War, Switzerland and the History of the Red Cross by Caroline Moorehead
The Good Listener: Helen Bamber, A Life Against Cruelty by Neil Belton
Saint Augustine by Garry Wills
The Works of Saint Augustine III/11: Newly Discovered Sermons translated by Edmund Hill
Saint Augustine: Letters VI (1*-29*) translated by Robert B Eno
Identity’s Architect: A Biography of Erik H. Erikson by Lawrence J. Friedman
The Spell by Alan Hollinghurst
England, England by Julian Barnes
The Writings of Henry D. Thoreau: Journal Volume 1: 1837-1844 Editor-in-Chief, Elizabeth Hall Witherell
The Writings of Henry D. Thoreau: Journal Volume 2: 1842-1848 Editor-in-Chief, Elizabeth Hall Witherell
The Writings of Henry D. Thoreau: Journal Volume 3: 1848-1851 Editor-in-Chief, Elizabeth Hall Witherell
The Writings of Henry D. Thoreau: Journal Volume 4: 1851-1852 Editor-in-Chief, Elizabeth Hall Witherell
The Writings of Henry D. Thoreau: Journal Volume 5: 1852-1853 Editor-in-Chief, Elizabeth Hall Witherell
Faith in a Seed: The Dispersion of Seeds and Other Late Natural History Writings by Henry D. Thoreau, edited by Bradley P. Dean
A Year in Thoreau’s Journal: 1851 by Henry David Thoreau, with an introduction and notes by H. Daniel Peck
Consciousness in Concord: The Text of Thoreau’s Hitherto “Lost Journal” (1840-1841) Together with Notes and a Commentary edited by Perry Miller
Deep Ecology for the 21st Century: Readings on the Philosophy and Practice of the New Environmentalism by George#tedited by Sessions
Writing Nature: Henry Thoreau’s Journal by Sharon Cameron
Three Worlds of Michelangelo by James H. Beck
Cyril Connolly: A Life by Jeremy Lewis
Uncovering Clinton: A Reporter’s Story by Michael Isikoff
Active Faith: How ChristiansAre Changing the Soul of American Politics by Ralph Reed
Slouching Towards Gomorrah: Modern Liberalism and American Decline by Robert H. Bork
John Ashbery is the author of several books of poetry, including Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror (1975), which received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the National Book Award. His first collection, Some Trees (1956), was selected by W. H. Auden for the Yale Younger Poets Series. He has also published art criticism, plays, and a novel. From 1990 until 2008 Ashbery was the Charles P. Stevenson, Jr. Professor of Languages and Literature at Bard College. Ashbery’s new collection of poems, Breezeway, will be published in May 2015.
John Banville was born in Wexford, Ireland in 1945. He is the author of many novels, including The Book of Evidence, The Untouchable, Eclipse, The Sea (winner of the Man Booker Prize), and Ancient Light. His latest novel The Blue Guitar was published in September 2015. As Benjamin Black he has written six crime novels, including Vengeance.
Helen Epstein is a writer specializing in public health and an adjunct professor at Bard College. She has advised numerous organizations, including the United States Agency for International Development, the World Bank, Human Rights Watch, and UNICEF. She is the author of The Invisible Cure: Why We Are Losing the Fight Against AIDS in Africa and has contributed articles to many publications, including The New York Review of Books and The New York Times Magazine. Her research for the article in the November 5, 2015 issue was supported by the Open Society Foundations.
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)
Timothy Garton Ash is Professor of European Studies and Isaiah Berlin Professorial Fellow at St. Antony’s College, Oxford, and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford. He leads the Free Speech Debate project at Oxford (freespeechdebate.com) and is writing a book about free speech.
Peter Green is Dougherty Centennial Professor Emeritus of Classics at the University of Texas at Austin and Adjunct Professor at the University of Iowa. His most recent book is The Hellenistic Age: A Short History. His translation of the Iliad is forthcoming. (March 2015)
Joseph Kerman is emeritus professor of music at the University of California, Berkeley. He began writing music criticism for The Hudson Review in the 1950s, and is a longtime contributor to The New York Review of Books and many other journals. His books include Opera as Drama (1956; new and revised edition 1988), The Beethoven Quartets (1967), Contemplating Music (1986), Concerto Conversations (1999), and The Art of Fugue (2005).
Luc Sante is the author of Low Life, Evidence, The Factory of Facts, Kill All Your Darlings, and Folk Photography. He has translated Félix Fénéon’s Novels in Three Lines and written the introduction to George Simenon’s The Man Who Watched Trains Go By (both available as NYRB Classics). He is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books and teaches writing and the history of photography at Bard College. His essay in the October 22, 2015 issue is drawn from his new book, The Other Paris, to be published in October by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
John Updike (1932–2009) was born in Shillington, Pennsylvania. In 1954 he began to publish in The New Yorker, where he continued to contribute short stories, poems, and criticism until his death. His major work was the set of four novels chronicling the life of Harry “Rabbit: Angstrom, he two of which, Rabbit is Richand Rabbit at Rest, won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. His last books were the novel The Widows of Eastwick and Due Considerations, a collection of his essays and criticism.
Christopher de Bellaigue was born in London in 1971 and has worked as a journalist in the Middle East and South Asia since 1994. He is the author of Rebel Land: Unraveling the Riddle of History in a Turkish Town. His research for the article in the December 17, 2015 issue was supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.