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Paris: The Thrill of the Modern

Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity an exhibition at the Musée d’Orsay, Paris, September 25, 2012–January 20, 2013; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, February 26–May 27, 2013; and the Art Institute of Chicago, June 26–September 22, 2013

Not So Elementary, Watson

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows a film directed by Guy Ritchie

Sherlock a television series on the BBC created by Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat

Elementary a television series on CBS created by Robert Doherty

The Perils of Sherlock Holmes by Loren D. Estleman

The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz

Professor Moriarty: The Hound of the D’Urbervilles by Kim Newman

Garment of Shadows by Laurie R. King

A Study in Sherlock: Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon edited by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger

The Game’s Afoot (or Holmes for the Holidays) a play by Ken Ludwig, directed by Aaron Posner

As If: Modern Enchantment and the Literary Prehistory of Virtual Reality by Michael Saler

The Autobiography of Sherlock Holmes by Sherlock Holmes, edited by Don Libey

The Grand Game: A Celebration of Sherlockian Scholarship edited by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger

Bohemian Souls: A Facsimile of the Original Manuscript of “A Scandal in Bohemia” edited by Otto Penzler

The “Illustrated” Speckled Band: The Original 1910 Stage Production in Script and Photographs by Arthur Conan Doyle, edited by Leslie S. Klinger

The Narrative of John Smith by Arthur Conan Doyle, edited by Jon Lellenberg, Daniel Stashower, and Rachell Foss

“Dangerous Work”: Diary of an Arctic Adventure by Arthur Conan Doyle, edited by Jon Lellenberg and Daniel Stashower

Making a Long-Gone World Alive

Artist and Visionary: William Matthew Prior Revealed an exhibition at the Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, New York, May 26–December 31, 2012; and the American Folk Art Museum, New York City, January 24–May 26, 2013

Some Like It Hot!

Climate and Social Stress: Implications for Security Analysis edited by John D. Steinbruner, Paul C. Stern, and Jo L. Husbands

Turn Down the Heat: Why a 4ºC Warmer World Must Be Avoided a report for the World Bank by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Climate Analytics

The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future by Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway

Contributors

Marcia Angell is a member of the faculty of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the former Editor in Chief of The New England Journal of Medicine. 
(June 2017)

Mary Beard is Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge. Her most recent book is SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome.
 (July 2017)

Louis Begley’s books include Why the Dreyfus Affair Matters and the novel Wartime Lies. His eleventh novel, Killer Come Hither, will be published in 2015.

Ira Belkin is Executive Director of the US-Asia Law Institute at the NYU School of Law. (May 2013)

Christopher Benfey is Mellon Professor of English at Mount Holyoke. He is the author of Red Brick, Black Mountain, White Clay: Reflections on Art, Family, and Survival. (May 2018)

G.W. Bowersock is Professor Emeritus of Ancient History at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. His most recent book is The Crucible of Islam. (December 2017)

Jerome Cohen is Professor of Law, codirector of the US-Asia Law Institute at the NYU School of Law, and Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.

David Cole is the National Legal Director of the ACLU and the Honorable George J. Mitchell Professor in Law and Public Policy at the Georgetown University Law Center. His most recent book is ­Engines of Liberty: How Citizen Movements Succeed.
 
(May 2018)

Norman Davies is the author of, among other books, Europe: A History, Rising 44: The Battle for Warsaw, and, most recently, Vanished Kingdoms: The History of Half-Forgotten Europe.

 (May 2013)

Michael Dirda is a columnist for The Washington Post Book World. His most recent book is Browsings: A Year of Reading, Collecting, and Living with Books.
 (December 2016)

John Gray is Emeritus Professor of European Thought at the London School of Economics. His next book, Seven Types of Atheism, will be published in September. (March 2018)

Chen Guangcheng is a blind Chinese legal activist who last April escaped home imprisonment in Shandong and took refuge at the US Embassy in Beijing. He is a Distinguished Visitor at the NYU School of Law’s US-Asia Law Institute. (May 2013)

Joshua Hammer is a former Newsweek Bureau Chief and Correspondent-­at-Large in Africa and the Middle East. His latest book is The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu and Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts. Travel for his story in this issue was supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. (April 2018)

Robert Kuttner is a co-founder and co-editor of The American Prospect and a professor at Brandeis’s Heller School. His forthcoming book is Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism?
 (December 2017)

Alison Lurie is the Frederic J. Whiton Professor of American Literature Emerita at Cornell. She is the author of ten novels, two collections of essays on children’s literature, and the editor of The Oxford Book of Fairy Tales. Her most recent book is Reading for Fun. (March 2017)

Bill McKibben is the founder of 350.org, the Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury, and the author, most recently, of Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist. (February 2017)

Anka Muhlstein was awarded the Prix Goncourt in 1996 for her biography of Astolphe de Custine, and has twice received the History Prize of the French Academy. Her essay in the January 19, 2017 issue is drawn from her new book, The Pen and the Brush: How Passion for Art Shaped ­Nineteenth-Century French Novels, which will be published by Other Press in January. (January 2017)

William Pfaff’s latest book is The Irony of Manifest Destiny: The Tragedy of America’s Foreign Policy.
 (June 2013)

David S. Reynolds, a Distinguished Professor at the CUNY Graduate Center, is the author or editor of fifteen books, including Walt Whitman’s America, Waking Giant: America in the Age of Jackson, John Brown, Abolitionist, and, most recently, ­Lincoln’s Selected Writings.
 (March 2018)

Max Rodenbeck is the South Asia Bureau Chief for The Economist. (April 2018)

Sanford Schwartz is the author of Christen Købke and William Nicholson. (October 2017)

Charles Simic has been Poet Laureate of the United States. His latest book is Scribbled in the Dark, a volume of poetry. (November 2017)