Contents


The Genius of George Inness

Like Breath on Glass: Whistler, Inness, and the Artof Painting Softly an exhibition at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute,Williamstown, Massachusetts,June 22–October 19, 2008.

George Inness: A Catalogue Raisonné by Michael Quick

George Inness: Writings and Reflections onArt and Philosophy edited by Adrienne Baxter Bell

George Inness and the Science of Landscape by Rachael Ziady DeLue

Obama: The Price of Being Black

Restoring the Right to Vote by Erika Wood

Crawford v. Marion County [Indiana] Election Board US Supreme Court, April 28, 2008

Florida State Conference of the NAACP v. Browning US Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit, April 3, 2008

The Knife by the Handle at Last’

Alfred and Emily by Doris Lessing by Doris Lessing

Apples and Oranges: My Brother and Me, Lost and Found by Marie Brenner

House Rules by Rachel Sontag

Thrumpton Hall: A Memoir of Life in My Father’s House by Miranda Seymour

The Sum of Our Days by Isabel Allende, translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden

Official American Sadism

Guantanamo: Beyond the Law a series of five articles by Tom Lasseter

The Challenge: Hamdan v. Rumsfeld and the Fight over Presidential Power by Jonathan Mahler

Broken Laws, Broken Lives:Medical Evidence of Torture by US Personnel and Its Impact a report by Physicians for Human Rights, with a preface byMajor General Antonio M. Taguba

A Summer of Madness

Hurry Down Sunshine by Michael Greenberg

Wisdom, Madness and Folly: The Philosophy of a Lunatic by John Custance

Manic-Depressive Illness: Bipolar Disorders and Recurrent Depression by Frederick K. Goodwin and Kay Redfield Jamison

An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness by Kay Redfield Jamison

Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament by Kay Redfield Jamison

The Seduction of Madness: Revolutionary Insightsinto the World of Psychosis and a Compassionate Approach to Recovery at Home by Edward M. Podvoll

Lectures on Clinical Psychiatry by Emil Kraepelin

Manic-Depressive Insanity and Paranoia by Emil Kraepelin

The Woman in White

A Summer of Hummingbirds: Love, Art, and Scandalin the Intersecting Worlds of Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Martin Johnson Heade by Christopher Benfey

White Heat: The Friendship of Emily Dickinson and Thomas Wentworth Higginson by Brenda Wineapple

Night Comes to the Appalachians

Coal River by Michael Shnayerson

The Scotia Widows:Inside Their LawsuitAgainst Big Daddy Coal by Gerald M. Stern

Monongah: The Tragic Story of the Worst Industrial Accident in US History by Davitt McAteer

Contributors

G.W. Bowersock is Professor Emeritus of Ancient History at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. (August 2014)

Andrew Butterfield is President of Andrew Butterfield Fine Arts and the author of The Sculptures of Andrea del Verrocchio.
 (June 2014)

Mahmoud Darwish, a widely admired Palestinian poet, was the author of more than thirty books of poetry and prose. He died in August, at age sixty-seven. (September 2008)

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.

George Friedman is Founder and CEO of Stratfor, a private intelligence company publishing geopolitical and security analysis at www.stratfor.com. He is author of America’s Secret War. His new book, The Next Hundred Years, will be published in January 2009. (September 2008)

Andrew Hacker teaches political science at Queens College. He is currently working on a book on mathematics. 
 (January 2014)

Alan Hollinghurst was born in 1954 in Gloucestershire, England, and attended Magdalen College, Oxford. He is the author of the novels The Swimming-Pool Library, The Folding Star (shortlisted for the Booker Prize), The Spell, The Line of Beauty, as well as of a translation of the play Bajazet by Racine. A former staff member at The Times Literary Supplement, Hollinghurst is a frequent contributor to that and other publications, including The Guardian. Hollinghurst’s fourth novel, The Line of Beauty, won the Man Booker Prize in 2004 and his fifth novel, The Stranger’s Child, was published last October. He lives in London.

Pico Iyer is a Distinguished Presidential Fellow at Chapman University. He is the author of several books, including Video Night in Kathmandu, The Lady and the Monk, and The Global Soul. He is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books and other publications and his most recent book is The Man Within My Head.

Fady Joudah is a Palestinian-American poet and doctor who lives in Houston. (September 2008)

Michael Kimmelman is Chief Architecture Critic of The New York Times.
 (June 2014)

Anthony Lewis, a former columnist for The New York Times, has twice won the Pulitzer Prize. His latest book is Freedom for the Thought That We Hate: A Biography of the First Amendment.

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 forthcoming book is Seven Bad Ideas: How Mainstream Econ­omists Damaged America and the World, to be published in the fall of 2014.

Edward Mendelson is the Lionel Trilling Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University and the literary executor of the estate of W.H. Auden. He is the author of *Early Auden*, *Later Auden*, and *The Things That Matter*, a volume of essays on Mary Shelley, Emily and Charlotte Brönte, George Eliot, and Virginia Woolf. His Lives of the New York Intellectuals: A Group Portrait will be published in early 2015.

Adam Michnik is Editor in Chief of the Warsaw daily newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza. His newest book is The Trouble With History: Morality, Revolution, and Counterrevolution.

William D. Nordhaus is Sterling Professor of Economics at Yale. (March 2012)

Joyce Carol Oates is currently Visiting Professor in the Graduate Writing Program at NYU. Her most recent novel is Carthage.

Tim Parks, a novelist, essayist, and translator, is Associate Professor of Literature and Translation at IULM University in Milan. He has recently published the novel Sex Is Forbidden and the travel book Italian Ways: On and Off the Rails from Milan to Palermo.


Jonathan Raban’s books include Surveillance, My Holy War, Arabia, Old Glory, Hunting Mister Heartbreak, Bad Land, Passage to Juneau, and Waxwings. His most recent book is Driving Home: An American Journey, published in 2011. He is the recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Heinemann Award of the Royal Society of Literature, the PEN/West Creative Nonfiction Award, the Pacific Northwest Booksellers’ Award, and the Governor’s Award of the State of Washington. He is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books, The Guardian, and The Independent. He lives in Seattle.

Oliver Sacks is a physician and the author of ten books, the most recent of which is Hallucinations. He is a professor of ­neurology at NYU School of Medicine and a visiting professor at the University of Warwick.


George Soros is Chairman of Soros Fund Management LLC and the Open Society Foundations. (April 2014)

Michael Tomasky is a Special Correspondent for The Daily Beast, Editor of Democracy: A Journal of Ideas, and author of the e-book Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!: The Beatles and America, Then and Now.
 (June 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.