Contents


What Else Is News?

The Editor: How I Saved the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times from Dullness and Complacency by Jim Bellows

Into the Buzzsaw:Leading Journalists Expose the Myth of a Free Press edited by Kristina Borjesson, with a foreword by Gore Vidal

The News About the News:American Journalism in Peril by Leonard Downie Jr. and Robert G. Kaiser

Media Unlimited: How the Torrent of Images and Sounds Overwhelms Our Lives by Todd Gitlin

Bias: A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media Distort the News by Bernard Goldberg

Palladio Forever!

The Four Books on Architecture by Andrea Palladio,translated from the Italian by Robert Tavernor and Richard Schofield

The Drawings of Andrea Palladio by Douglas Lewis

Master Among the Ruins

The Posthumous Memoirs of Brás Cubas by Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis,translated from the Portugueseby Gregory Rabassa

Quincas Borba by Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, translated from the Portuguese by Gregory Rabassa

Dom Casmurro by Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, translated from the Portuguese by John Gledson

Esau and Jacob by Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, translated from the Portuguese by Elizabeth Lowe

A Master on the Periphery of Capitalism: Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis by Roberto Schwarz, translated from the Portuguese and with an introduction by John Gledson

Machado de Assis: Reflections on a Brazilian Master Writer edited by Richard Graham

Contributors

Jasper Griffin is Emeritus Professor of Classical Literature and a Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford. His books include Homer on Life and Death.

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.

John K. Leonard is a Professor of English at the University of Western Ontario and the author of Naming in Paradise. He has edited Milton’s Complete Poems for Penguin, and is currently preparing a Penguin edition of Milton’s selected prose. (July 2002)

Jeff Madrick is Director of the Bernard L. Schwartz ­Rediscovery Government Initiative at the Century Foundation, Editor of Challenge Magazine, and teaches at the Cooper Union. His latest book is Seven Bad Ideas: How Mainstream Econ­omists Damaged America and the World.

Sherwin B. Nuland is Clinical Professor of Surgery and a Fellow of the Institution for Social and Policy Studies at Yale. He is the author of How We Die, which won the National Book Award in 1994, and Lost in America. (December 2005)

Witold Rybczynski is the Meyerson Professor of Urbanism at the University of Pennsylvania, and is the architecture critic for Slate. His book on American building, Last Harvest, was published in 2007.

John R. Searle is the Slusser Professor of Philosophy at 
the University of California, Berkeley. His most recent book is ­Making the Social World.
 (October 2014)

Steven Weinberg teaches at the University of Texas at Austin. He has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics and the National Medal of Science. His latest book for general readers is Lake Views: This World and the Universe.

Michael Wood is the Charles Barnwell Straut Class of 1923 Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Princeton. His books include Literature and the Taste of Knowledge and Yeats and Violence