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Lovable in Parts

Jasper Johns: Gray an exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago, November 3, 2007–January 6, 2008, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, February 5–May 4, 2008.
Catalog of the exhibition by James Rondeau and Douglas Druick, with contributions by Mark Pascale,

Condi and the Boys

Condoleezza Rice: An American Life by Elisabeth Bumiller

Dead Certain: The Presidency of George W. Bush by Robert Draper

The Confidante: Condoleezza Rice and the Creation of the Bush Legacy by Glenn Kessler

Are You Happy?

The How of Happiness: A Scientific Approach to Getting the Life You Want by Sonja Lyubomirsky

Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment by Tal Ben-Shahar

Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert

Against Happiness: In Praise of Melancholy by Eric G. Wilson

What Is Emotion?: History, Measures, and Meanings by Jerome Kagan

Contributors

Russell Baker is a former columnist and correspondent for The New York Times and The Baltimore Sun. His books include The Good Times, Growing Up, and Looking Back.

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. As Benjamin Black he has written six crime novels, including Vengeance.

Jeremy Bernstein’s books include Plutonium: A History of the World’s Most Dangerous Element , Nuclear Weapons: What You Need to Know and A Palette of Particles.
 His latest book is Nuclear Iran (October, 2014).

David Bromwich is Sterling Professor of English at Yale. His biography, The Intellectual Life of Edmund Burke: From the Sublime and Beautiful to American Independence, and a collection of his essays, Moral Imagination, were published last year. (July 2015)

William Dalrymple’s books include The Last Mughal: The Fall of a Dynasty, Delhi 1857 and Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan, 1839–42. He is codirector of the Jaipur Literature Festival. (June 2015)

Robert Darnton is Carl H. Pforzheimer University ­Professor and University Librarian at Harvard. His new book is Censors at Work: How States Shaped Literature.

Andrew Delbanco is Levi Professor in the Humanities at Columbia. His most recent book is College: What It Was, Is, and Should Be. (July 2015)

Richard Dorment is the art critic of the Daily Telegraph. Among the exhibitions he has organized is “James McNeill Whistler,” seen at the Tate Gallery, London, the Musée d’Orsay, Paris, and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. 
(June 2013)

Mark Ford’s Selected Poems and a volume of essays, This Dialogue of One, were published last year. He teaches in the English Department at University College London. (May 2015)

Sue Halpern is a regular contributor to The New York Review on the subject of technology and a Scholar-in-Residence at Middlebury. Her most recent book is A Dog Walks into a Nursing Home.
 (April 2015)

Max Hastings has been the editor of The Daily Telegraph and The Evening Standard. His most recent book, Inferno: The World at War, 1939–1945, was published in November.
 (February 2012)

Perry Link is Chancellorial Chair for Teaching Across Disciplines at the University of California at Riverside. He translated China’s Charter 08 manifesto into English and recently co-edited No Enemies, No Hatred, a collection of essays and poems by Liu Xiaobo. His latest book is An Anatomy of Chinese: Rhythm, Metaphor, Politics and his translation of the autobiography of the Chinese dissident astrophysicist Fang Lizhi, The Most Wanted Man in China: My Journey from Science to Exile, will be published in early 2016.

William Luers is Director of The Iran Project and Adjunct Professor at SIPA, Columbia University. He was US Ambassador to Venezuela and Czechoslovakia. (August 2013)

Michael Massing, a former executive editor of the Columbia Journalism Review, frequently writes about the press.

Thomas R. Pickering was formerly US Under Secretary of State and Ambassador to Russia, Israel, India, Jordan, El Salvador, Nigeria, and the UN. (August 2013)

Charles Simic is a poet, essayist, and translator. He is the recipient of many awards, including the Pulitzer Prize, the Griffin Prize, and a MacArthur Fellowship. In 2007 Simic was appointed the fifteenth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. The Lunatic, his new volume of poetry, and The Life of Images, a book of his selected prose, will be published in April 2015.


Jim Walsh is on the faculty of the MIT Security Studies Program and Political Science Department. He was previously Executive Director of the Managing the Atom Project at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. (August 2013)

Edmund White has written biographies of Jean Genet, Marcel Proust, and Arthur Rimbaud. He has also written several novels; the most recent is Jack Holmes and His Friend: A Novel. He teaches creative writing at Princeton. His latest book, States of Desire Revisited: Travels in Gay America, has just been published.

Charles Wright’s most recent book is Bye-and-Bye: Selected Late Poems. (February 2012)