The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery by Eric Foner
Boris Godunov an opera by Modest Mussorgsky, directed by Stephen Wadsworth
40: A Doonesbury Retrospective by G.B. Trudeau
Travels in Siberia by Ian Frazier
C by Tom McCarthy
Picasso: Peace and Freedom an exhibition at Tate Liverpool, May 21–August 30, 2010; the Albertina, Vienna, September 22, 2010–January 16, 2011; and the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark, February 11–May 29, 2011
Morir en Madrid by Louis Delaprée, edited by Martin Minchom
The Autobiography of an Execution by David R. Dow
In the Place of Justice: A Story of Punishment and Deliverance by Wilbert Rideau
Bob Dylan in America by Sean Wilentz
Bob Dylan by Greil Marcus: Writings 1968–2010 by Greil Marcus
The Infinities by John Banville
Elegy for April by Benjamin Black
Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today (1948) a film directed by Stuart Schulberg and restored by Sandra Schulberg and Josh Waletzky
A Film Unfinished (2010) a film directed by Yael Hersonski
Dickinson: Selected Poems and Commentaries by Helen Vendler
The Cross of Redemption: Uncollected Writings by James Baldwin, edited and with an introduction by Randall Kenan
The Cloak of Dreams: Chinese Fairy Tales by Béla Balázs, translated from the German and with an introduction by Jack Zipes, and illustrations by Mariette Lydis
History and the Enlightenment by Hugh Trevor-Roper
The Social Network a film directed by David Fincher, with a screenplay by Aaron Sorkin
You Are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto by Jaron Lanier
Neal Ascherson is the author of The Struggles for Poland, The Black Sea, and Stone Voices: The Search for Scotland. He is an Honorary Professor at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.
Charles Baxter is the Edelstein-Keller Professor in Creative Writing at the University of Minnesota. His latest book, Gryphon: New and Selected Stories, was published in paperback in February. (December 2012)
G.W. Bowersock is Professor Emeritus of Ancient History at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. His latest book, The Throne of Adulis: Red Sea Wars on the Eve of Islam, was published last year. (February 2014)
Ian Buruma is the Paul W. Williams Professor of Human Rights and Journalism at Bard. His books include Murderer in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo Van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance, Taming the Gods: Religion and Democracy on Three Continents, and the novel The China Lover. His latest book, Year Zero: A History of 1945 was published in September 2013.
David Cole is Professor of Law 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.
Michael Dirda, a weekly book columnist for The Washington Post, received the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for criticism. He is the author of the memoir An Open Book and of four collections of essays: Readings, Bound to Please, Book by Book, and Classics for Pleasure. His most recent book, On Conan Doyle, received a 2012 Edgar Award for best critical/biographical work of the year. Dirda graduated with Highest Honors in English from Oberlin College and earned a Ph.D. in comparative literature (medieval studies and European romanticism) from Cornell University. He is a contributor to The New York Review of Books, The Times Literary Supplement, the online Barnes & Noble Review, and several other periodicals, as well as a frequent lecturer and an occasional college teacher.
William Easterly is Professor of Economics at New York University, Co-Director of NYU’s Development Research Institute, and Co-Editor of the Journal of Development Economics. His latest book is The White Man’s Burden: Why the West’s Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good. (November 2010)
James McPherson is George Henry Davis ’86 Professor of American History Emeritus at Princeton. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1989 for Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era. His most recent book is War on the Waters: The Union and Confederates Navies, 1861-1865.
Garry Wills is Professor of History Emeritus at Northwestern. His study of Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words That Remade America, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1993. His latest book, Why Priests? A Failed Tradition, was published in February 2013.