Contents


The Collision Sport on Trial

Against Football: One Fan’s Reluctant Manifesto by Steve Almond

The Game’s Not Over: In Defense of Football by Gregg Easterbrook

Billion-Dollar Ball: A Journey Through the Big-Money Culture of College Football by Gilbert M. Gaul

League of Denial: The NFL, Concussions, and the Battle for Truth by Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru

Concussion a film directed by Peter Landesman

Requiem for a Running Back a documentary film directed by Rebecca Carpenter

His Way

Sinatra’s Century: One Hundred Notes on the Man and His World by David Lehman

Sinatra: The Chairman by James Kaplan

The Real Legacy of Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine a documentary film directed by Alex Gibney

Steve Jobs a film directed by Danny Boyle

Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader by Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli

A Different T.S. Eliot

Young Eliot: From St. Louis to The Waste Land by Robert Crawford

The Poems of T.S. Eliot, Volume I: Collected and Uncollected Poems edited by Christopher Ricks and Jim McCue

The Poems of T.S. Eliot, Volume II: Practical Cats and Further Verses edited by Christopher Ricks and Jim McCue

Contributors

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)

Michael Greenberg is the author of Hurry Down Sunshine and Beg, Borrow, and Steal: A Writer’s Life. 
(August 2017)

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. (July 2017)

Diane Johnson is a novelist and critic. She is the author of Lulu in Marrakech and Le Divorce, among other novels, and a memoir, Flyover Lives.
 (February 2017)

Janet Malcolm is the author of Reading Chekhov: A Critical ­Journey, among other books. (June 2016)

David Maraniss is an Associate Editor at The ­Washington Post. His books include When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi and, in 2015, Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story. (February 2016)

Wyatt Mason is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine and a Writer-in-Residence at Bard, where he is Senior Fellow of the Hannah Arendt Center. He teaches literature at Eastern Correctional Facility through the Bard Prison Initiative.

(April 2016)

Edward Mendelson is Lionel Trilling Professor in the Humanities at Columbia. His latest book is Moral Agents: Eight Twentieth-Century American Writers. (December 2016)

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)

Jon Pareles is the chief critic of popular music for The New York Times. His most recent book is Keeping Time: The Photographs of Don Hunstein.
 (December 2016)

Jed Perl’s Calder: The Conquest of Time, the first volume of his biography of the American sculptor, will be published in October. (August 2017)

Darryl Pinckney’s most recent book is a novel, Black Deutschland. (August 2017)

Jed S. Rakoff is a United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York. (June 2017)

Gregor Peter Schmitz is the Berlin Bureau Chief for the German ­magazine WirtschaftsWoche and the coauthor with George Soros of The Tragedy of the European Union: ­Disintegration or Revival?
 (February 2016)

Frederick Seidel’s latest book of poems is Widening Income Inequality. (June 2017)

George Soros is chairman of Soros Fund Management LLC and the Open Society Foundations. (November 2016)

Rosanna Warren is the Hanna Holborn Gray Distinguished Service Professor in the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. Her most recent book of poems is Ghost in a Red Hat.
 (June 2017)

Garry Wills is the subject of a Festchrift published by Northwestern’s Garret-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Nation and World, Church and God: The Legacy of Garry Wills. (April 2017)