Coriolanus a film directed by Ralph Fiennes
Coriolanus a film directed by Ralph Fiennes
The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism by Theda Skocpol and Vanessa Williamson
The Tea Party: Three Principles by Elizabeth Price Foley
Tea Party Patriots: The Second American Revolution by Mark Meckler and Jenny Beth Martin
The Renaissance Portrait from Donatello to Bellini an exhibition at the Bode-Museum Berlin, August 25–November 20, 2011, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, December 21, 2011–March 18, 2012
The End of Country by Seamus McGraw
Under the Surface: Fracking, Fortunes, and the Fate of the Marcellus Shale by Tom Wilber
Gasland a documentary film by Josh Fox
The Map and the Territory by Michel Houellebecq, translated from the French by Gavin Bowd
Finnish Lessons: What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland? by Pasi Sahlberg, with a foreword by Andy Hargreaves
A Book of Secrets: Illegitimate Daughters, Absent Fathers by Michael Holroyd
Green’s Dictionary of Slang by Jonathon Green
Downton Abbey a television series created by Julian Fellowes
Below Stairs: The Classic Kitchen Maid’s Memoir That Inspired Upstairs, Downstairs and Downton Abbey by Margaret Powell
Ambrose and John Chrysostom: Clerics between Desert and Empire by J.H.W.G. Liebeschuetz
Ambrose of Milan: Political Letters and Speeches translated from the Latin with an introduction and notes by J.H.W.G. Liebeschuetz, with the assistance of Carole Hill
Font of Life: Ambrose, Augustine, and the Mystery of Baptism by Garry Wills
Augustine’s Confessions: A Biography by Garry Wills
Once Out of Nature: Augustine on Time and the Body by Andrea Nightingale
Warfare in Independent Africa by William Reno
Lost Memory of Skin by Russell Banks
Masscult and Midcult: Essays Against the American Grain by Dwight Macdonald, edited by John Summers, with an introduction by Louis Menand
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.
Katherine Boo, a Pulitzer-Prize–winning journalist and staff writer at The New Yorker, has spent the last twenty years writing about poverty and how people get out of it. The essay in this issue appears as the prologue to Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity, just published by Random House. (March 2012)
Peter Brown is Philip and Beulah Rollins Professor of History Emeritus at Princeton. His most recent book is Through the Eye of a Needle: Wealth, the Fall of Rome, and the Making of Christianity in the West, 350–550 AD. (December 2014)
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)
Stephen Greenblatt is Cogan University Professor of the Humanities at Harvard. His most recent books are The Swerve: How the World Became Modern and Shakespeare’s Montaigne. He is the general editor of The Norton Shakespeare.
Bill McKibben is Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College, and the author of The End of Nature, Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future, Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet and of the forthcoming Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist. He is also the founder of 350.org, the global climate campaign that has been actively involved in the fight against natural gas fracking.
Edward Mendelson is the Lionel Trilling Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University and the literary executor of the Estate of W. H. Auden. His books include The Things That Matter—about seven novels by Mary Shelley, Charlotte and Emily Brontë, George Eliot, and Virginia Woolf—and Early Auden and Later Auden. He has edited novels by Arnold Bennett, Thomas Hardy, George Meredith, Anthony Trollope, and H. G. Wells, and has written for The New York Review of Books, The Times Literary Supplement, the London Review of Books, The New York Times Book Review, The New Republic, and many other publications. His Moral Agents: Eight Twentieth-Century American Writers will be published by New York Review Books in March 2015.
Diane Ravitch is Research Professor of Education at NYU and the author, most recently, of Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s Public Schools. (November 2014)
Simon Winchester is the author of, among other titles, The Professor and the Madman, Krakatoa, The Map That Changed the World, and The Man Who Loved China. He has written two books relating to India, where he was based as a foreign correspondent from 1976-1979, Stones of Empire (with Jan Morris) and, most recently Calcutta. His newest books are Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories and The Alice Behind Wonderland.