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


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

(December 2015)

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

Peter Brooks, Sterling Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature at Yale, teaches at Princeton. He is currently at work on a book called Flaubert in the Ruins of Paris.

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 was formerly Director of Villa I Tatti, the ­Harvard Center for Italian Renaissance Studies in Florence. (October 2015)

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 Humanities at Columbia. His new book, The Shipwrecked Mind: Intellectuals in History, will be published in 2016.

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 2016.