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

Marcia Angell is a Senior Lecturer in Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School and former Editor in Chief of The New England Journal of Medicine.


 
(April 2015)

Richard J. Evans is Regius Professor Emeritus of ­History at the University of Cambridge and President of Wolfson College, Cambridge. He is the author of The Third Reich at War and, most 
recently, ­Altered Pasts.

Jonathan Freedland is Executive Editor for Opinion at The Guardian, where he also writes a weekly column. In 2014 he was awarded the Orwell Special Prize for journalism.
 (May 2015)

Benjamin M. Friedman is the William Joseph Maier ­Professor of Political Economy at Harvard. His books include The Moral Consequences of Economic Growth and Day of Reckoning: The Consequences of American Economic Policy Under Reagan and After.
 (October 2014)

Michael Greenberg is the author of Hurry Down Sunshine and Beg, Borrow, Steal: A Writer’s Life.
(July 2015)

Michael Ignatieff is the Edward R. Murrow Professor of ­Practice at the Harvard Kennedy School and the author of Fire and Ashes: Success and Failure in Politics.
 (June 2015)

Ian Johnson writes from Beijing and Berlin. He is writing a book on China’s beliefs and values. (May 2015)

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)

Joseph Lelyveld is a former correspondent and editor of The New York Times. His latest book is Great Soul: ­Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle with India.
 (April 2015)

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, most recently, of 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. His new poetry collection is The Moon Before Morning.

Tim Parks is Associate Professor of Literature and Translation at IULM University in Milan. Author of many novels, translations, and works of nonfiction, his latest book, Where I’m Reading From: The Changing World of Books, has just been published by New York Review Books.


Jana Prikryl’s first book of poems, The After Party, will be 
published in 2016. She is a Senior Editor at The New York Review. Her essay in this issue appears in somewhat different form in the ­Criterion Collection’s recent release of Valerie and Her Week of Wonders.
 (September 2015)

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 is From Pompeii: The Afterlife of a Roman Town.


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 is Fin & Lady. 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 2015)

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. (October 2014)

Garry Wills holds the Alonzo L. McDonald Family Chair on the Life and Teachings of Jesus and Their Impact on Culture at Emory. He is the author of The Future of the Catholic Church with Pope Francis.