Contents


Waking Up at the Movies

The Age of Movies: Selected Writings of Pauline Kael by Pauline Kael, edited by Sanford Schwartz

Pauline Kael: A Life in the Dark by Brian Kellow

When Movies Mattered: Reviews from a Transformative Decade by Dave Kehr

An Honest Writer Survives in China

China in Ten Words by Yu Hua, translated from the Chinese by Allan H. Barr

To Live by Yu Hua, translated from the Chinese and with an afterword by Michael Berry

Chronicle of a Blood Merchant by Yu Hua, translated from the Chinese and with an afterword by Andrew F. Jones

Brothers by Yu Hua, translated from the Chinese and with a preface by Eileen Cheng-yin Chow and Carlos Rojas

The Past and the Punishments by Yu Hua, translated from the Chinese and with a postscript by Andrew F. Jones

Yu Hua @ by Yu Hua

Prison Rape: Obama’s Program to Stop It

Report on Sexual Victimization in Prisons and Jails by the Review Panel on Prison Rape, edited by G.J. Mazza

Sexual Victimization Reported by Former State Prisoners, 2008 by Allen J. Beck and Candace Johnson

National Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Prison Rape Department of Justice, June 2012, 128 pp., available at

Contributors

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.

W.S. Merwin was born in New York City in 1927 and grew up in Union City, New Jersey, and in Scranton, Pennsylvania. From 1949 to 1951 he worked as a tutor in France, Portugal, and Majorca. He has since lived in many parts of the world, most recently on Maui in the Hawaiian Islands. He is the author of many books of poems, prose, and translations and has received both the Pulitzer and the Bollingen Prizes for poetry, among numerous other awards.

Tim Parks, a novelist, essayist, and translator, is Associate Professor of Literature and Translation at IULM University in Milan. He has recently published the novel Sex Is Forbidden and the travel book Italian Ways: On and Off the Rails from Milan to Palermo.


Jana Prikryl is on the editorial staff of The New York Review. Her writing has appeared in The Nation and The New Yorker.
 (October 2012)

Ingrid D. Rowland is a professor, based in Rome, at the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture. A frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books, she is the author of The Culture of the High Renaissance: Ancients and Moderns in Sixteenth-Century Rome and The Scarith of Scornello: A Tale of Renaissance Forgery. She has also published a translation of Vitruvius’ Ten Books of Architecture and a history of Villa Taverna, the US ambassador’s residence in Rome. Her new book, From Pompeii: The Afterlife of a Roman Town, will be published in spring 2014.


Cathleen Schine is the author of several novels, including Rameau’s Niece, The Love Letter, She is Me, The New Yorkers, and The Three Weissmanns of Westport. Her latest novel, Fin & Lady, was published in July 2013. She is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books.

David Shulman is the Renee Lang Professor of Humanistic Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and an activist in Ta’ayush, Arab-Jewish Partnership. His latest book is More than Real: A History of the Imagination in South India.

 
(April 2014)

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

John Paul Stevens served as a Supreme Court Justice between 1975 and 2010. Five Chiefs, his memoir of the Supreme Court, was published last year. (August 2013)

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.