Grand Design: Pieter Coecke van Aelst and Renaissance Tapestry an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, October 8, 2014–January 11, 2015
Brando’s Smile: His Life, Thought, and Work by Susan L. Mizruchi
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande
Jealousy by Peter Toohey
Thank You for This Moment: A Story of Love, Power, and Betrayal by Valérie Trierweiler, translated from the French by Clémence Sebag
Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk an opera by Dmitri Shostakovich, directed by Graham Vick
Tamburlaine the Great, Parts I and II play by Christopher Marlowe, edited and directed by Michael Boyd
Hack Attack: The Inside Story of How the Truth Caught Up With Rupert Murdoch by Nick Davies
Nora Webster by Colm Tóibín
Frank Gehry an exhibition at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, October 8, 2014–January 26, 2015, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, September 13, 2015–January 3, 2016
Frank Gehry an exhibition at the Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, October 20, 2014–March 16, 2015
Frank Gehry: The Fondation Louis Vuitton edited by Frédéric Migayrou
The Fondation Louis Vuitton by Frank Gehry: A Building for the Twenty-First Century edited by Anne-Line Roccati
Fondation Louis Vuitton/Frank Gehry by Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre
The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio, translated from the Italian and with an introduction by Wayne A. Rebhorn
Why the Germans? Why the Jews? Envy, Race Hatred, and the Prehistory of the Holocaust by Götz Aly, translated from the German by Jefferson Chase
The Laughing Monsters by Denis Johnson
Ardor by Roberto Calasso, translated from the Italian by Richard Dixon
Flora Illustrata: A Celebration of Botanical Masterworks an exhibition at the New York Botanical Garden, November 15, 2014–February 22, 2015
Flora Illustrata: Great Works from the LuEsther T. Mertz Library of the New York Botanical Garden edited by Susan M. Fraser and Vanessa Bezemer Sellers
Alan S. Blinder is the Gordon S. Rentschler Memorial Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton. He was Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve between 1994 and 1996. His most recent book is After the Music Stopped: The Financial Crisis, the Response, and the Work Ahead. (December 2014)
Joseph Brodsky (1940–1996) was a Russian poet and essayist. Born in Leningrad, Brodsky moved to the United States when he was exiled from Russia in 1972. His poetry collections include A Part of Speech andTo Urania; his essay collections include Less Than One, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Watermark. In 1987, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. He served as US Poet Laureate from 1991 to 1992.
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. (January 2015)
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).
Martin Filler’s latest book, Makers of Modern Architecture, Volume II, has been long-listed for the 2014 PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. Filler was born in 1948 and received degrees in art history from Columbia University. He has been a contributor to The New York Review of Books since 1985 and his writing on modern architecture has been published in more than thirty journals, magazines, and newspapers in the US, Europe, and Japan. His first collection of New York Review essays, Makers of Modern Architecture, was published in 2007. Filler is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He and his wife, the architectural historian Rosemarie Haag Bletter, live in New York and Southampton.
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. (January 2015)
Gideon Lewis-Kraus is the author of A Sense of Direction: Pilgrimage for the Restless and the Hopeful. He was the coeditor, with Arnold Eisen, of Philip Rieff’s Sacred Order/Social Order III. (January 2015)
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 latest book is Seven Bad Ideas: How Mainstream Economists Damaged America and the World.
Darryl Pinckney, a longtime contributor to The New York Review of Books, is the author of a novel, High Cotton, and, in the Alain Locke Lecture Series, Out There: Mavericks of Black Literature. His new book is Blackballed: The Black Vote and US Democracy.
Norman Rush was raised in Oakland, California, and graduated from Swarthmore College in 1956. He has been an antiquarian book dealer, a college instructor, and, with his wife Elsa, he lived and worked in Africa from 1978 to 1983. They now reside in Rockland County, New York. His stories have appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and Best American Short Stories. Whites, a collection of stories, was published in 1986, and his first novel, Mating, the recipient of the National Book Award, was published in 1991. His most recent novel is Subtle Bodies.
David Shulman iis the Renee Lang Professor of Humanistic Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and an activist in Ta’ayush, Arab-Jewish Partnership. His latest book is More Than Real: A History of the Imagination in South India. (January 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, will be published in the spring of 2015.