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


Marcia Angell is a member of the faculty of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School and former Editor-in-Chief of The New England Journal of Medicine.
(December 2015)

Mary Beard is Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge. Her Sather Lectures at the University of California, Berkeley, were published in June as Laughter in Ancient Rome: On Joking, Tickling, and Cracking Up.
 (October 2014)

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, most recently, of Red Brick, Black Mountain, White Clay.

(December 2015)

G.W. Bowersock is Professor Emeritus of Ancient History at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. His most recent book, with Gideon Avni, is The Lod Mosaic: A Spectacular Roman Mosaic Floor.
 (December 2015)

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 Honorable George J. Mitchell Professor in Law and Public Policy at the Georgetown University Law Center. He is the author of several books, including The Torture Memos: Rationalizing the Unthinkable (2009), Less Safe, Less Free: Why America Is Losing the War on Terror (with Jules Lobel, 2007) and Enemy Aliens: Double Standards and Constitutional Freedoms in the War on Terrorism (2003).

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, a weekly book columnist for The Washington Post, received the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for criticism. He is the author of the memoir An Open Book and of four collections of essays: Readings, Bound to Please, Book by Book, and Classics for Pleasure. His most recent book, On Conan Doyle, received a 2012 Edgar Award for best critical/biographical work of the year.
 Dirda graduated with Highest Honors in English from Oberlin College and earned a Ph.D. in comparative literature (medieval studies and European romanticism) from Cornell University. He is a contributor to The New York Review of Books, The Times Literary Supplement, the online Barnes & Noble Review, and several other periodicals, as well as a frequent lecturer and an occasional college teacher. His new book, ­Browsings: A Year of Reading, Collecting, and Living with Books, will be out next summer.

John Gray is Emeritus Professor of European Thought at the London School of Economics. Among his recent books are Straw Dogs: Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals, False Dawn: The Delusions of Global Capitalism, Heresies: Against Progress and Other Illusions, The Immortalization Commission: Science and the Strange Quest to Cheat Death, and The Silence of Animals: On Progress and Other Modern Myths. His latest book is The Soul of the Marionette: A Short Inquiry into Human Freedom.

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 forthcoming book is The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts.
 (November 2015)

Robert Kuttner is the cofounder and coeditor of The ­American Prospect and a Visiting Professor at Brandeis’s Heller School. His most 
recent book is Debtors’ Prison: The Politics of ­Austerity Versus Possibility.
 (October 2014)

Alison Lurie is Frederic J. Whiton Professor of American Literature Emerita at Cornell. She is the author of two collections of essays on children’s literature, Don’t Tell the Grownups and Boys and Girls Forever, and the editor of The Oxford Book of Fairy Tales. Her most recent book is The Language of Houses.

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, the global climate campaign that has been actively involved in the fight against natural gas fracking.

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 books include 
Balzac’s Omelette and, most recently, Monsieur Proust’s Library.

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

David S. Reynolds is a Distinguished Professor at the CUNY Graduate Center. His most recent books are Mightier Than the Sword: Uncle Tom’s Cabin and the Battle for America and Lincoln’s Selected Writings: 
A Norton Critical Edition.
 (November 2015)

Max Rodenbeck is the Middle East Bureau Chief of The Economist. (December 2015)

Sanford Schwartz is the author of Christen Købke and William Nicholson. (June 2015)

Charles Simic is a poet, essayist, and translator. He is the recipient of many awards, including the Pulitzer Prize, the Griffin Prize, and a MacArthur Fellowship. In 2007 Simic was appointed the fifteenth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. The Lunatic, his new ­volume of poetry, and The Life of Images, a book of his selected prose, were published in April.