The Promise: President Obama, Year One by Jonathan Alter
Richard Hamilton edited by Hal Foster with Alex Bacon
Marriage and Other Acts of Charity by Kate Braestrup
The Marriage-Go-Round: The State of Marriage and the Family in America Today by Andrew J. Cherlin
Why Him? Why Her? How to Find and Keep Lasting Love by Helen Fisher
Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage by Elizabeth Gilbert
Marry Him: The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough by Lori Gottlieb
The Fall of the House of Walworth: A Tale of Madness and Murder in Gilded Age America by Geoffrey O'Brien
Restrepo a film by Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington
War by Sebastian Junger
Otto Dix an exhibition at the Neue Galerie, New York City, March 11–August 30, 2010, and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, September 24, 2010–January 2, 2011
Winston’s War: Churchill, 1940–1945 by Max Hastings
Dubai: Gilded Cage by Syed Ali
Dubai: The Vulnerability of Success by Christopher M. Davidson
City of Gold: Dubai and the Dream of Capitalism by Jim Krane
Oblomov by Ivan Goncharov, translated from the Russian by Marian Schwartz
Muriel Spark: The Biography by Martin Stannard
South African Photographs: David Goldblatt An exhibition at the Jewish Museum, New York City, May 2–September 19, 2010
Kith, Kin and Khaya: South African Photographs by David Goldblatt
Rain by Don Paterson
Where’s the Moon, There’s the Moon by Dan Chiasson
Victoria and Albert: Art and Love an exhibition at the Queen's Gallery, London, March 19–October 31, 2010
The Young Victoria a film directed by Jean-Marc Vallée
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell
Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg an exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., May 2–September 6, 2010
Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project a case decided by the Supreme Court, June 24, 2010
The Flight of the Intellectuals by Paul Berman
Nomad: From Islam to America by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Terror and Liberalism by Paul Berman
Taming the Gods: Religion and Democracy on Three Continents by Ian Buruma
Facts Are Subversive: Political Writing from a Decade Without a Name by Timothy Garton Ash
Stanisław Barańczak is a poet, translator, and literary critic. He won the 2007 Nike Award for the best work of Polish literature published in the previous year and the 2009 Silesius Poetry Award for lifetime achievement. He is a professor of Polish language and literature at Harvard University.
Clare Cavanagh is a professor of Slavic and Comparative Literature at Northwestern University. She received the National Book Critics’ Circle Award in criticism for her most recent book, Lyric Poetry and Modern Politics: Russia, Poland, and the West. (August 2014)
David Cole is the Honorable George J. Mitchell Professor in Law and Public Policy at Georgetown University Law Center. He is the award-winning author of several books, including The Torture Memos: Rationalizing the Unthinkable (2009), Less Safe, Less Free: Why America Is Losing the War on Terror (with Jules Lobel, 2007) and Enemy Aliens: Double Standards and Constitutional Freedoms in the War on Terrorism (2003) He has been awarded an Open Society Foundation Fellowship for 2012–2013 to write his next book, on the role of civil society in enforcing constitutional rights.
Ronald Dworkin (1931–2013) was Professor of Philosophy and Frank Henry Sommer Professor of Law at NYU. His books include Is Democracy Possible Here?, Justice in Robes, Freedom’s Law, and Justice for Hedgehogs. He was the 2007 winner of the Ludvig Holberg International Memorial Prize for “his pioneering scholarly work” of “worldwide impact” and he was recently awarded the Balzan Prize for his “fundamental contributions to Jurisprudence.”
Martin Filler’s latest book, Makers of Modern Architecture, Volume II, has been long-listed for the 2014 PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. Filler was born in 1948 and received degrees in art history from Columbia University. He has been a contributor to The New York Review of Books since 1985 and his writing on modern architecture has been published in more than thirty journals, magazines, and newspapers in the US, Europe, and Japan. His first collection of New York Review essays, Makers of Modern Architecture, was published in 2007. Filler is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He and his wife, the architectural historian Rosemarie Haag Bletter, live in New York and Southampton.
Sue Halpern is a regular contributor to The New York Review on the subject of technology. She is the editor of NYRB Lit and scholar-in-residence at Middlebury. Her most recent book is A Dog Walks into a Nursing Home. (July 2014)
Joshua Hammer is a former Newsweek bureau chief and correspondent-at-large in Africa and the Middle East. His new book, Taking Timbuktu, will be published next year. His report in this issue was supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. (May 2014)
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.
David Lodge is a novelist and critic and Emeritus Professor of English Literature at the University of Birmingham, England. His novels include Changing Places, Small World, Nice Work, and A Man of Parts. His most recent works of criticism are Consciousness and the Novel and The Year of Henry James.
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.
Michael Pollan is the John S. and James L. Knight Professor of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma, In Defense of Food, and, most recently, Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual. (June 2010)
Malise Ruthven is the author of Islam: A Very Short Introduction, Islam in the World: The Divine Supermarket (a study of Christian fundamentalism), A Fury for God: The Islamist Attack on America, A Satanic Affair: Salman Rushdie and the Wrath of Islam, and several other books. His latest book is Encounters with Islam: On Religion, Politics and Modernity.
Brian Urquhart is a former Undersecretary-General of the United Nations. His books include Hammarskjöld, A Life in Peace and War, and Ralph Bunche: An American Life. His article in this issue draws on his essay in Tyringham Topics. (February 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 book States of Desire Revisited: Travels in Gay America will be published in September 2014.