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The Grandest Art of the Ancients

Portable Classic an exhibition at the Fondazione Prada, Ca’ Corner della Regina, Venice, May 9–September 13, 2015

Serial/Portable Classic: The Greek Canon and Its Mutations Catalog of the exhibitions at the Fondazione Prada, Milan, and Palazzo Corner, Venice, edited by Salvatore Settis with Anna Anguissola and Davide Gasparotto

Serial Classic an exhibition at the Fondazione Prada, Milan, May 9–August 24, 2015

Piccoli Grandi Bronzi an exhibition at the National Archaeological Museum, Florence, March 20–August 31, 2015

Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World an exhibition at Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, March 14–June 21, 2015; the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, July 28–November 1, 2015; and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., December 13, 2015–March 20, 2016

The New America: Little Privacy, Big Terror

Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World by Bruce Schneier

The Future of Violence: Robots and Germs, Hackers and Drones: Confronting a New Age of Threat by Benjamin Wittes and Gabriella Blum

A War Like No Other: The Constitution in a Time of Terror by Owen Fiss, edited and with a foreword by Trevor Sutton

Kill Chain: The Rise of the High-Tech Assassins by Andrew Cockburn

The Mystery of ISIS

ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror by Michael Weiss and Hassan Hassan

ISIS: The State of Terror by Jessica Stern and J.M. Berger

Discovery, Bewilderment, Joy

Ashes in My Mouth, Sand in My Shoes by Per Petterson, translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett

I Refuse by Per Petterson, translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett

Contributors

Anonymous is a former official of a NATO country with wide experience in the Middle East.
 (August 2015)

Robert Badinter was France’s Minister of Justice from 1981, when he was instrumental in abolishing the death penalty, to 1986, and President of the Constitutional Council from 1986 to 1995. The article in the August 13, 2015 issue originally appeared in Le Monde. (August 2015)

Bernard Bailyn is Adams University Professor Emeritus at ­Harvard. His most recent books are The Barbarous Years: The Peopling of British North America—The Conflict of Civilizations, 1600­–1675 and Sometimes an Art: Nine Essays on History. 
(August 2015)

Christopher R. Browning is Frank Porter Graham ­Professor of History Emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the author, most recently, of Remembering Survival: Inside a Nazi Slave-Labor Camp. (April 2017)

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. (June 2017)

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)

Jim Dwyer is a columnist with The New York Times. His latest book, More Awesome Than Money: Four Boys, Three Years, and a Chronicle of Ideals and Ambition in Silicon Valley, will be published in paperback in November.
 (August 2015)

James Fenton is a British poet and literary critic. From 1994 until 1999, he was Oxford Professor of Poetry; in 2015 he was awarded the PEN Pinter Prize. He is the author of School of ­Genius: A History of the Royal Academy of Arts and Yellow Tulips: Poems, 1968–2011.
 (May 2017)

Ruth Franklin’s most recent book is Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life, for which she received the National Book Critics Circle Award in Biography in 2016.
 (May 2017)

Alice Gregory is a columnist for The New York Times Book ­Review and a contributing editor at T Magazine. She has written for ­publications including The New Yorker, Harper’s, GQ, and n+1. (August 2015)

Sue Halpern is a regular contributor to The New York Review and a Scholar-in-Residence at Middlebury. Her latest book is A Dog Walks into a Nursing Home. (June 2017)

Adam Kirsch is a poet and critic. His most recent book is The Global Novel: Writing the World in the 21st Century. (June 2017)

Roderick Macfarquhar is Leroy B. Williams Research Professor of History and Political Science at Harvard. His latest publication as editor and contributor is The Politics of China: Sixty Years of the People’s Republic of China. (June 2017)

Kenneth Maxwell , the founder of the Brazil Studies Program at 
Harvard’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, is currently 
a weekly columnist for the Brazilian newspaper Folha de São Paulo.
 (August 2015)

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)

Claire Messud’s most recent novel is The Woman Upstairs. (March 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)

Joyce Carol Oates is the author, most recently, of A Book of American Martyrs. She is Professor Emerita of Humanities at Princeton and currently a Visiting Professor in the English Department at the University of California, Berkeley. (April 2017)

Geoffrey O’Brien is Editor in Chief of the Library of America. He is the author of The Phantom Empire and Stolen Glimpses, Captive Shadows: Writing on Film, 2002–2012, among other books. (April 2017)

Tim Parks is Associate Professor of Literature and Translation at IULM University in Milan. He is the author of many novels, translations, and works of nonfiction, the latest being Life and Work: Writers, Readers, and the Conversations Between Them and the novel In Extremis. (June 2017)

Robert O. Paxton is Mellon Professor Emeritus of Social ­Science at Columbia and a historian of twentieth-century France. He is a former President of the Linnaean Society of New York.
 (May 2017)

Edmund S. Phelps is the 2006 Nobel Laureate in Economics and director of Columbia’s Center on Capitalism and Society. His most recent book is Mass Flourishing.


Ingrid D. Rowland is a Professor at the University of Notre Dame’s Rome Global Gateway. Her new book, The Collector of Lives: Giorgio Vasari and the Invention of Art, cowritten with Noah Charney, will be published in October. (June 2017)

James Salter, who died on June 19, was a novelist and short-story writer whose books included A Sport and a Pastime, Light Years, Dusk and Other ­Stories, and, most recently, All That Is
. (August 2015)

Amartya Sen teaches economics and philosophy at Harvard. He was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics in 1998. (June 2017)

Charles Simic has been Poet Laureate of the United States. His new book, Scribbled in the Dark, a volume of poetry, will be published in June.
 (June 2017)