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A Most Successful Woman

Vigée Le Brun an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, February 15–May 15, 2016; and at the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, June 10–Sepember 11, 2016.

“Mundus Muliebris”: Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun, peintre de l’Ancien régime féminin [“Mundus Muliebris”: Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun, Female Painter of the Ancien Regime] by Marc Fumaroli

Looking for Citizen Welles

Young Orson: The Years of Luck and Genius on the Path to Citizen Kane by Patrick McGilligan

Orson Welles: One-Man Band by Simon Callow

Broadcast Hysteria: Orson Welles’s War of the Worlds and the Art of Fake News by A. Brad Schwartz

Orson Welles’s Last Movie: The Making of The Other Side of the Wind by Josh Karp

Chimes at Midnight a film directed by Orson Welles

Solving the Mystery of the Schools

The Prize: Who’s in Charge of America’s Schools? by Dale Russakoff

Mission High: One School, How Experts Tried to Fail It, and the Students and Teachers Who Made It Triumph by Kristina Rizga

How the French Face Terror

Open Letter: On Blasphemy, Islamophobia, and the True Enemies of Free Expression by Charb, with a foreword by Adam Gopnik

Who Is Charlie?: Xenophobia and the New Middle Class by Emmanuel Todd, translated from the French by Andrew Brown, with maps and diagrams by Philippe Laforgue

Situation de la France [France’s Situation] by Pierre Manent

Terreur dans l’Hexagone: Genèse du djihad français [Terror in the Hexagon: The Genesis of French Jihadism] by Gilles Kepel, with Antoine Jardin

The Frank Gehry Story

Building Art: The Life and Work of Frank Gehry by Paul Goldberger

Frank Gehry an exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, September 13, 2015–March 20, 2016

Napoleon: The Unsolved Enigma

Napoleon: A Life by Andrew Roberts

Napoleon: Soldier of Destiny by Michael Broers

Bonaparte: 1769–1802 by Patrice Gueniffey, translated from the French by Steven Rendall

Contributors

Dan Chiasson’s fourth collection of poetry is Bicentennial. He teaches at Wellesley. (June 2017)

Steven Englund is the author of, among other books, Napoleon: A Political Life. (March 2016)

Mark Lilla is Professor of Humanities at Columbia. With New York Review Books he has published The Shipwrecked Mind: On Political Reaction (2016), The Reckless Mind: Intellectuals in Politics (2nd. ed., 2016), and, with Robert Silvers and Ronald Dworkin, The Legacy of Isaiah Berlin (2001). His other books include G.B. Vico: The Making of an Anti-Modern (1994), The Stillborn God: Religion, Politics, and the Modern West (2007), and, most recently, The Once and Future Liberal: On Political Reaction (2017). He was the 2015 Overseas Press Club of America winner of the Best Commentary on International News in Any Medium for his New York Review series “On France.” Visit marklilla.com.

Jessica T. Mathews was President of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace from 1997 until 2015 and is now a Distinguished Fellow there. She has served in the State Department and on the National Security Council staff in the White House.
 (November 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)

Geoffrey O’Brien is Editor in Chief of the Library of America. His books include Sonata for Jukebox and Stolen Glimpses, Captive Shadows: Writing on Film, 2002–2012.
 (September 2017)

Tim Parks is the author of many novels, translations, and works of nonfiction, most recently Life and Work: Writers, Readers, and the Conversations Between Them and the novel In Extremis. (November 2017)

Diane Ravitch is Research Professor of Education at NYU. Her most recent book is Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s Public Schools. (December 2017)

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

Michael Tomasky is a Special Correspondent for The Daily Beast and the Editor of Democracy: A Journal of Ideas. (November 2017)

Jeremy Waldron is University Professor at the NYU School of Law. His new book, One Another’s Equals: The Basis of Human Equality, will be published in June.
 (April 2017)

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

Michael Wood is Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at Princeton. He is the author of Hitchcock: The Man Who Knew Too Much and America in the Movies, among other books.
 (May 2017)