Contents


The New New Orleans

If God Is Willing and Da Creek Don’t Rise a film directed by Spike Lee

When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts a film directed by Spike Lee

Race a film directed by Katherine Cecil

Trouble the Water a film directed by Tia Lessin and Carl Deal

A Genius Ill-Served

Poems by Elizabeth Bishop

Prose by Elizabeth Bishop, edited by Lloyd Schwartz

Elizabeth Bishop and The New Yorker: The Complete Correspondence edited by Joelle Biele

One Art/ Elizabeth Bishop Letters selected and edited by Robert Giroux

Elizabeth Bishop: Poems, Prose & Letters edited by Robert Giroux and Lloyd Schwartz

Edgar Allan Poe & The Juke-Box: Uncollected Poems, Drafts, and Fragments edited by Alice Quinn

Our Universities: How Bad? How Good?

Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses by Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa

Higher Education? How Colleges Are Wasting Our Money and Failing Our Kids—And What We Can Do About It by Andrew Hacker and Claudia Dreifus

Crisis on Campus: A Bold Plan for Reforming Our Colleges and Universities by Mark C. Taylor

Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities by Martha C. Nussbaum

Prison Rape and the Government

Sexual Victimization Reported by Adult Correctional Authorities, 2007–2008 by Allen J. Beck and Paul Guerino

National Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Prison Rape: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking by the United States Department of Justice

Initial Regulatory Impact Analysis for Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Proposed National Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Prison Rape Under the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) by the United States Department of Justice

Sexual Victimization in Prisons and Jails Reported by Inmates, 2008–09 by Allen J. Beck, Paige M. Harrison, and others

The Panorama of Ford Madox Ford

Parade’s End, Volume 1: Some Do Not… by Ford Madox Ford, edited by Max Saunders

Parade’s End, Volume 2: No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford, edited by Joseph Wiesenfarth

Inside the Fortress

Pitch Uncertain: A Mid-Century Middle Daughter Finds Her Voice by Maisie Houghton

A Voice from Old New York: A Memoir of My Youth by Louis Auchincloss

Contributors

Christopher Benfey is Mellon Professor of English at Mount Holyoke. He is the author, most recently, of Red Brick, Black Mountain, White Clay.
 
(June 2014)

April Bernard’s most recent books are Romanticism, a ­collection of poems, and Miss Fuller, a novel. (September 2014)

Peter Brooks is Sterling Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature at Yale and Andrew W. Mellon Scholar at Princeton. His books include The Melodramatic Imagination, Reading for the Plot, and, as editor, the recently published The Humanities and Public Life.

David Kaiser is Chair of the Board of Just Detention International, a health and human rights organization that seeks to end sexual abuse in detention centers. Lovisa Stannow is the Executive Director of Just Detention International.
 (October 2013)

Walter Kaiser is the author of Praisers of Folly: Erasmus, Rabelais, Shakespeare. 
(February 2014)

Nicholas Lemann is a Professor at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and a staff writer for The New Yorker.
 He is the author of The Big Test: The Secret History of the American Meritocracy and The Promised Land: The Great Black Migration and How It Changed America, among other books.

Mark Lilla is Professor of the Humanities at Columbia 
and author of The Stillborn God: Politics, Religion, and the Modern West.



Perry Link is Chancellorial Chair for Teaching Across Disciplines at the University of California at Riverside. He translated China’s Charter 08 manifesto, published in these pages, and recently 
co-edited No Enemies, No Hatred, a collection of essays and poems by Liu Xiaobo. His latest book isAn Anatomy of Chinese: Rhythm, Metaphor, Politics and he is finishing a translation of the autobiography of the Chinese dissident astrophysicist Fang Lizhi.

Colin McGinn is a philosopher whose books include The ­Character of Mind, The Problem of Consciousness, Consciousness and Its Objects, and The Meaning of Disgust.

 (April 2014)

Max Rodenbeck is The Economist’s Middle East Bureau Chief. He lives in Cairo. (Septemer 2014)

Jennifer Schuessler is an editor at The New York Times Book Review. (March 2011)

Frederick Seidel’s most recent book of poems is Nice Weather. (June 2014)

Charles Simic is a poet, essayist, and translator. He has published some twenty collections of poetry, six books of essays, a memoir, and numerous translations. He is the recipient of many awards, including the Pulitzer Prize, the Griffin Prize, and a MacArthur Fellowship. Simic’s recent works include Voice at 3 a.m., a selection of later and new poems; Master of Disguises, new poems; and Confessions of a Poet Laureate, a collection of short essays that was published by New York Review Books as an e-book original. In 2007 Simic was appointed the fifteenth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. His New and Selected Poems: 1962–2012 was published in March 2013. His article in this issue, August 14, 2014, was delivered as a talk at the Manggha Museum of ­Japanese Art and Technology in Kraków earlier this year, when he was presented with the Zbigniew Herbert International Literary Award.


Lovisa Stannow is the Executive Director of Just Detention International.
 (October 2012)

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.


Garry Wills is Professor of History Emeritus at Northwestern. His new book, Making Make-Believe Real: Politics as Theater in Shakespeare’s Time, will be published in the summer 2014.