A Grand & Tender Artist

Wilhelm Lehmbruck: Sculptures and Etchings an exhibition at the Michael Werner Gallery, New York City, January 19–March 3, 2012; and at Michael Werner Kunsthandel, Cologne, March 30–May 4, 2012

Kneeling Woman 100 Years: Wilhelm Lehmbruck in Paris 1911 edited by Raimund Stecker and Marion Bornscheuer

How, and How Not, to Improve the Schools

Finnish Lessons: What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland? by Pasi Sahlberg

A Chance to Make History: What Works and What Doesn’t in Providing an Excellent Education for All by Wendy Kopp with Steven Farr

Violent, Ecstatic Russians

Day of the Oprichnik by Vladimir Sorokin, translated from the Russian by Jamey Gambrell

Ice Trilogy by Vladimir Sorokin, translated from the Russian by Jamey Gambrell

Queens Against the Flow

Catherine of Aragon: The Spanish Queen of Henry VIII by Giles Tremlett

Mary Tudor: Princess, Bastard, Queen by Anna Whitelock

Mary I: England’s Catholic Queen by John Edwards

Our Corrupt Politics: It’s Not All Money

Capitol Punishment: The Hard Truth About Washington Corruption from America’s Most Notorious Lobbyist by Jack Abramoff

Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress—and a Plan to Stop It by Lawrence Lessig


John Banville was born in Wexford, Ireland in 1945. He is the author of many novels, including The Book of Evidence, The Untouchable, Eclipse, The Sea (winner of the Man Booker Prize), and Ancient Light. His latest novel ­The Blue Guitar was published in September 2015. As Benjamin Black he has written six crime novels, including Vengeance.

Mischa Berlinski is the author of Fieldwork: A Novel. He lived in Haiti between 2007 and 2011. (June 2013)

David Dollenmayer is Emeritus Professor of German at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
 (June 2013)

J. H. Elliott is Regius Professor Emeritus of Modern History at Oxford. His most recent book is History in the Making.

Jennifer Homans is the author of Apollo’s Angels: A History of Ballet. She is the Founder and Director of the Center for Ballet and the Arts at NYU, where she is also a Distinguished Scholar in Residence in History and European and Mediterranean Studies.
(June 2015)

Tony Judt (1948–2010) was the founder and director of the Remarque Institute at NYU and the author of Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945, Ill Fares the Land, and The Burden of Responsibility: Blum, Camus, Aron, and the French Twentieth Century, among other books.

Ezra Klein is a columnist for The Washington Post, where he edits the Wonkblog, and a contributor to MSNBC and Bloomberg View.

 (September 2012)

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.