The Great & Beautiful Lost Kingdoms

Buddhism Along the Silk Road, 5th–8th Century an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, June 2, 2012–February 10, 2013

Lost Kingdoms: Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture of Early Southeast Asia, Fifth to Eighth Century an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, April 14–July 27, 2014

Big Dangers for the Next Election

Democracy and Justice: Collected Writings edited by Desiree Ramos Reiner, Jim Lyons, Erik Opsal, Mikayla Terrell, and Lena Glaser

The Voting Wars: From Florida 2000 to the Next Election Meltdown by Richard L. Hasen

The Explosions from Wolf Hall

Wolf Hall based on the novels by Hilary Mantel, written by Peter Straughan, and directed by Peter Kosminsky

Wolf Hall Part One and Wolf Hall Part Two: Bring Up the Bodies adapted by Mike Poulton from the novels by Hilary Mantel, directed by Jeremy Herrin, and produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company

Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies: The Stage Adaptation by Mike Poulton

Revelations from Outer Space

Cosmigraphics: Picturing Space Through Time by Michael Benson

You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes—Photographs from the International Space Station by Chris Hadfield

Interstellar a film directed by Christopher Nolan

The Science of Interstellar by Kip Thorne, with a foreword by Christopher Nolan


Marianne Boruch’s most recent poetry collection is ­Cadaver, Speak. Her poem in this issue will appear in her forthcoming collection, Eventually One Dreams the Real Thing, to be published in August 2016.
 (May 2015)

G.W. Bowersock is Professor Emeritus of Ancient History at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. His new book, 
The Crucible of Islam, is published in April. (April 2017)

William Dalrymple’s books include The Last Mughal: The Fall of a Dynasty, Delhi 1857 and Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan, 1839–42. He is Codirector of the Jaipur Literature Festival.
 (November 2016)

Robert Darnton, the Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and University Librarian Emeritus at Harvard, is currently a Fellow at the Institut d’études avancées in Paris. (May 2017)

Elizabeth Drew is a regular contributor to The New York Review. She is the author of fourteen books, including Washington Journal: Reporting Watergate and Richard Nixon’s Downfall, which was expanded and reissued in 2014. (March 2017)

Jonathan Freedland is an editorial-page columnist for The Guardian. His next novel is The Plot Against the President, published under the pseudonym Sam Bourne.
 (May 2017)

Masha Gessen is a writer in residence at Oberlin College and the author of several books on Russia, including The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin and The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia, forthcoming from Riverhead in October 2017. (February 2017)

John Gray is Emeritus Professor of European Thought at the London School of Economics. His latest book is The Soul of the Marionette: A Short Inquiry into Human Freedom.
 (June 2016)

Jerome Groopman is the Recanati Professor of ­Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Chief of Experimental Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. 
He has published more than 180 scientific articles, is a staff writer at The New Yorker, and, most recently, is the coauthor with ­Pamela Hartzband of Your Medical Mind: How to Decide What Is Right for You. (February 2017)

Joshua Hammer is a former Newsweek Bureau Chief and ­Correspondent-at-Large in Africa and the Middle East. His most ­recent book is The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu and Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts.
 (November 2016)

Verlyn Klinkenborg’s books include Several Short Sentences About Writing and More Scenes from the Rural Life.
 (December 2016)

Nicholas Lemann is a Professor at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and a staff writer at The New Yorker. His books include The Big Test: The Secret History of the American ­Meritocracy and The Promised Land: The Great Black Migration and How It Changed America. (November 2016)

Phillip Lopate’s most recent book, A Mother’s Tale, was published in January. He is the Director of the nonfiction writing program at Columbia. (February 2017)

Priyamvada Natarajan is a Professor in the Departments of Astronomy and Physics at Yale. Her latest book, Mapping the Heavens: The Radical Scientific Ideas That Reveal the Cosmos, was published in April.
 (June 2016)

Fintan O’Toole is a columnist with The Irish Times and the Leonard L. Milberg Visiting Lecturer in Irish Letters at Princeton. His book on George Bernard Shaw, Judging Shaw, will be published in the fall. (April 2017)

Jed S. Rakoff is a United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York. (November 2016)

C.K. Williams’s most recent collection of poems is All at Once: Prose Poems. His Selected Later Poems will be published in the fall. (May 2015)