Contents


Beautiful, Aesthetic, Erotic

The Last Pre-Raphaelite: Edward Burne-Jones and the Victorian Imagination by Fiona MacCarthy

The New Painting of the 1860s: Between the Pre-Raphaelites and the Aesthetic Movement by Allen Staley

Edward Burne-Jones: The Hidden Humorist by John Christian

The Cult of Beauty: The Aesthetic Movement in Britain, 1860–1900 an exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, April 2–July 17, 2011; the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, September 12, 2011–January 15, 2012; and the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, February 18–July 17, 2012

The Cult of Beauty: The Victorian Avant-Garde, 1860–1900 edited by Lynn Federle Orr and Stephen Calloway, assisted by Esmé Whittaker

The New World of William Carlos Williams

Something Urgent I Have to Say to You”: The Life and Works of William Carlos Williams by Herbert Leibowitz

The Poetry of William Carlos Williams of Rutherford by Wendell Berry

By Word of Mouth: Poems from the Spanish, 1916–1959 by William Carlos Williams, compiled and edited by Jonathan Cohen, with a foreword by Julio Marzán

Let the DNA Fit the Crime

The Central Park Five: A Chronicle of a City Wilding by Sarah Burns

Genetic Justice: DNA Data Banks, Criminal Investigations, and Civil Liberties by Sheldon Krimsky and Tania Simoncelli

Convicting The Innocent: Where Criminal Prosecutions Go Wrong by Brandon L. Garrett

We’re More Unequal Than You Think

The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett

The Darwin Economy: Liberty, Competition, and the Common Good by Robert H. Frank

The Age of Austerity: How Scarcity Will Remake American Politics by Thomas Byrne Edsall

Why Some Politicians Are More Dangerous Than Others by James Gilligan

Contributors

Julian Barnes has written eleven novels, three books of short stories, and four collections of essays. His latest novel, The Sense of an Ending, won the 2011 Man Booker Prize.

Richard Bernstein was Time‘s bureau chief in China and a foreign correspondent for The New York Times. His new book, China 1945: Mao’s Revolution and America’s Fateful Choice, will be ­published this fall.
 (April 2014)

Harold Bloom’s most recent books are The Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life and The Shadow of a Great Rock: A Literary Appreciation of the King James Bible. He teaches at Yale and is at work on a play, To You Whoever You are: A Pageant Celebrating Walt Whitman.
 (February 2012)

Richard Dorment is the art critic of the Daily Telegraph. Among the exhibitions he has organized is “James McNeill Whistler,” seen at the Tate Gallery, London, the Musée d’Orsay, Paris, and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. 
(June 2013)

Elizabeth Drew is a regular contributor to The New York Review and the former Washington correspondent of The New Yorker and The Atlantic.

 (September 2013)

R. J. W. Evans is a Fellow of Oriel College and Regius Professor of History Emeritus at Oxford. His books include Austria, Hungary, and the Habsburgs: Central Europe, c. 1683–1867. (February 2014)

Jonathan Freedland is an editorial-page columnist for The Guardian.

 (March 2014)

Jonathan Galassi’s most recent collection of poems, Left-Handed, is coming out in paperback this fall. (June 2013)

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

Adam Kirsch is a Senior Editor at The New Republic and a columnist for Tablet. His most recent book is Why Trilling Matters.
 (December 2013)

Klaus Regling, former Director General for Economic and ­Financial Affairs of the European Commission, is Chief Executive Officer of the European Financial Stability Facility. (February 2012)

Richard C. Lewontin is Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology and Professor of Biology at Harvard University. He is the author of The Genetic Basis of Evolutionary Change and Biology as Ideology, and the co-author of The Dialectical Biologist (with Richard Levins) and Not in Our Genes (with Steven Rose and Leon Kamin).

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



Charles Rosen is a pianist and music critic. In 2011 he was awarded a National Humanities Medal.

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.

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 and Editor of Democracy: A Journal of Ideas. He is the author of the e-book Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!: The Beatles and America, Then and Now. (May 2014)

Colm Tóibín is the author of seven novels and two collections of stories. His play, The Testament of Mary, is now being staged at the Walter Kerr Theatre in New York City. He has been a visiting writer at Stanford, the University of Texas at Austin, and Princeton, and is now the Irene and Sidney B. Silverman Professor of the Humanities at Columbia.

Charles Wright’s most recent book is Bye-and-Bye: Selected Late Poems. (February 2012)

Sami Zeidan is a Senior Presenter for Al Jazeera English.
 (February 2012)