Hard Choices by Hillary Rodham Clinton
Hard Choices by Hillary Rodham Clinton
Jeff Koons: A Retrospective an exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, June 27–October 19, 2014; the Centre Pompidou, Paris, November 26, 2014–April 27, 2015; and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, June 5–September 27, 2015
Green: The History of a Color by Michel Pastoureau, translated from the French by Jody Gladding
Frankenstein fi Baghdad [Frankenstein in Baghdad] by Ahmed Saadawi
The Corpse Washer by Sinan Antoon, translated from the Arabic by the author
The Corpse Exhibition and Other Stories of Iraq by Hassan Blasim, translated from the Arabic by Jonathan Wright
The Struggle for Iraq’s Future: How Corruption, Incompetence and Sectarianism Have Undermined Democracy by Zaid al-Ali
Groundbreakers: Great American Gardens and the Women Who Designed Them an exhibition at the New York Botanical Garden, May 17–September 7, 2014
The Mythology of Plants: Botanical Lore from Ancient Greece and Rome by Annette Giesecke
Pleasures of the Garden: A Literary Anthology edited by Christina Hardyment
The Gardens of the British Working Class by Margaret Willes
The Plant Hunters: The Adventures of the World’s Greatest Botanical Explorers by Carolyn Fry
The Golden Age of Botanical Art by Martyn Rix
Boyhood a film directed by Richard Linklater
Corruption in America: From Benjamin Franklin’s Snuff Box to Citizens United by Zephyr Teachout
Stone Mattress: Nine Tales by Margaret Atwood
Lines of Descent: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Emergence of Identity by Kwame Anthony Appiah
Vikings: Life and Legend an exhibition at the National Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen, June 22–November 17, 2013; the British Museum, London, March 6–June 22, 2014; and the Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, September 10, 2014–January 4, 2015
The Viking Ship by Gareth Williams
The Age of the Vikings by Anders Winroth
The Crucible a play by Arthur Miller, directed by Yaël Farber
China’s Second Continent: How a Million Migrants Are Building a New Empire in Africa by Howard W. French
China’s Congo Plan: What the Economic Superpower Sees in the World’s Poorest Nation by Jacob Kushner
FOMC: Transcripts and Other Historical Materials, 2008 available at www.federalreserve.gov/monetarypolicy/fomchistorical2008.htm
“There Will Be Growth in the Spring”: How Well Do Economists Predict Turning Points? by Hites Ahir and Prakash Loungani
Can the Fed Predict the State of the Economy? by Tara M. Sinclair, Fred Joutz, and H.O. Stekler
House of Debt: How They (and You) Caused the Great Recession, and How We Can Prevent It from Happening Again by Atif Mian and Amir Sufi
Facts and Challenges from the Great Recession for Forecasting and Macroeconomic Modeling by Serena Ng and Jonathan H. Wright
The Heir Apparent: A Life of Edward VII, the Playboy Prince by Jane Ridley
Royal Cousins at War a BBC documentary directed by Richard Sanders
All the Rage by A.L. Kennedy
The Blue Book by A.L. Kennedy
Original Bliss by A.L. Kennedy
Day by A.L. Kennedy
On Bullfighting by A.L. Kennedy
Anna Somers Cocks was the Founding Editor of The Art Newspaper and is CEO of its publishers, U. Allemandi & Co. Publishing Ltd. She was Chairman of the Venice in Peril Fund from 1999 to 2012. (September 2014)
David Cole is the Honorable George J. Mitchell Professor in Law and Public Policy at 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).
Lewis B. Cullman is a retired business owner and philanthropist who serves on many not-for-profit boards and is Chairman of Chess in the Schools. He is the author of Can’t Take It With You—The Art of Making and Giving Money. (September 2014)
Carl Djerassi is Emeritus Professor of Chemistry at Stanford and recipient of the National Medal of Science for the first synthesis of an oral contraceptive. His latest book, In Retrospect: From the Pill to the Pen, will be published in November. (September 2014)
Robin Lane Fox is an Emeritus Fellow of New College, Oxford. He has been the weekly gardening columnist of the Financial Times since 1970. His Augustine: Conversions and Confessions will be published in 2015. (September 2014)
Michael Gorra’s Portrait of a Novel: Henry James and the Making of an American Masterpiece (2012) was a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award in Biography. His earlier books include After Empire: Scott, Naipaul, and Rushdie (1997) and The Bells in Their Silence: Travels Through Germany (2004). He has taught at Smith College since 1985, where he is now the Mary Augusta Jordan Professor of English. He lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, with his wife and daughter.
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. The article in this issue draws on the Ditchley Foundation Annual Lecture, which he gave in July. (September 2014)
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.
Jeff Madrick is Director of the Bernard L. Schwartz Rediscovery Government Initiative at the Century Foundation, Editor of Challenge Magazine, and teaches at the Cooper Union. His forthcoming book is Seven Bad Ideas: How Mainstream Economists Damaged America and the World, to be published in the fall of 2014.
Daniel Mendelsohn was born in 1960 and studied classics at the University of Virginia and at Princeton, where he received his doctorate. His essays and reviews appear regularly in The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, and The New York Times Book Review. His books include The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million; a memoir, The Elusive Embrace; and the collection Waiting for the Barbarians: Essays from the Classics to Pop Culture, published by New York Review Books. He teaches at Bard College. His essay in the September 25, 2014 issue will appear as the introduction to a new translation of The Bacchae by Robin Robertson, to be published in September by Ecco.
Jed Perl is the art critic for The New Republic. Among his books are New Art City, Antoine’s Alphabet, and Magicians and Charlatans. A twenty-fifth-anniversary edition of his first book, Paris Without End, has just been published. (September 2014)
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.