Contents


Who Is Xi?

Xi Zhongxun zhuan [Biography of Xi Zhongxun] by the Editorial Committee for the Biography of Xi Zhongxun

Xi Jinping: Red China, the Next Generation by Agnès Andrésy

Zoubutong de “hongse diguo zhilu” [The “Road of Red Empire” That Cannot Be Traversed] an article by Li Weidong

China’s Future by David Shambaugh

Open the Cages!

The Humane Economy: How Innovators and Enlightened Consumers Are Transforming the Lives of Animals by Wayne Pacelle

Wonders in the Met’s New Box

Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible an exhibition at The Met Breuer, New York City, March 18–September 4, 2016

Nasreen Mohamedi: Waiting Is a Part of Intense Living an exhibition at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, September 22, 2015–January 11, 2016; and The Met Breuer, New York City, March 18–June 5, 2016

Relation: A Performance Residency by Vijay Iyer

James Baldwin & the Fear of a Nation

All Those Strangers: The Art and Lives of James Baldwin by Douglas Field

Early Novels and Stories by James Baldwin, edited by Toni Morrison

Collected Essays by James Baldwin, edited by Toni Morrison

Later Novels by James Baldwin, edited by Darryl Pinckney

The Cross of Redemption: Uncollected Writings by James Baldwin, edited and with an introduction by Randall Kenan

Art That Reclaims the Ignored

Peter Fischli David Weiss: How to Work Better an exhibition at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, February 5–April 27, 2016; and the Museo Jumex, Mexico City, June 9–September 17, 2016

Which Matisse Do You Choose?

Matisse in the Barnes Foundation edited by Yve-Alain Bois

Graphic Passion: Matisse and the Book Arts an exhibition at the Morgan Library and Museum, New York City, October 30, 2015–January 18, 2016

Ellsworth Kelly: Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings, Reliefs, and Sculpture, Volume 1, 1940–1953 by Yve-Alain Bois

You Laugh Uncontrollably

Mr. Kafka and Other Tales from the Time of the Cult by Bohumil Hrabal, translated from the Czech by Paul Wilson

Dancing Lessons for the Advanced in Age by Bohumil Hrabal, translated from the Czech by Michael Henry Heim, with an introduction by Adam Thirlwell

Stalin’s Man in Mayfair

The Maisky Diaries: Red Ambassador to the Court of St James’s, 1932–1943 edited by Gabriel Gorodetsky and translated from the Russian by Tatiana Sorokina and Oliver Ready

Contributors

Natalie Angier writes about science for The New York Times. She is the author of The Beauty of the Beastly: New Views on the Nature of Life, among other books. (September 2016)

Jeremy Bernstein is a theoretical physicist and the author, most recently, of A Bouquet of Numbers and Other Scientific Offerings, a collection of essays.
 (December 2016).

Alfred Corn is the author, most recently, of Miranda’s Book, a novel, and Unions, a collection of poems.
 (May 2016)

Paul Eprile is a poet and translator. His translation of Jean Giono’s novel Hill has just been published. (May 2016)

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)

Alma Guillermoprieto is a frequent contributor to The New York Review, often writing on Latin America. She is the author of Dancing with Cuba: A Memoir of the Revolution, among other books.
 (May 2016)

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. (June 2017)

Jennifer Homans is the author of Apollo’s Angels: A History of Ballet. She is the Founder and Director of the Center for Ballet and the Arts at NYU, where she is also a Distinguished Scholar. She is currently working on a biography of George Balanchine.
 
(May 2016)

Michael Ignatieff is President of Central European University in Budapest. His books include Isaiah Berlin: A Life and The Lesser Evil: Political Ethics in an Age of Terror.
 (April 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)

Andrew J. Nathan is the Class of 1919 Professor of ­Political Science at Columbia. He is the author of China’s Search for ­Security, cowritten with Andrew Scobell, and is the coeditor of The ­Tiananmen Papers. (February 2017)

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

Francine Prose is a Distinguished Visiting Writer at Bard. Her new novel, Mister Monkey, was published last autumn. (March 2017)

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

Nathaniel Rich is the author of Odds Against Tomorrow and The Mayor’s Tongue. (April 2017)

John Richardson’s four-volume Life of Picasso is due to be finished this year. (May 2016)

Rainier Maria Rilke (1875–1926) was a poet and novelist.

Larry Rohter was Rio de Janeiro Bureau Chief for The New York Times from 1999 through 2007 and is now a Fellow at the Dorothy and Lewis D. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers. He is the author of Brazil on the Rise: The Story of a Country Transformed.
 (May 2016)

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)

Willibald Sauerländer is a former Director of the Central Institute for Art History in Munich. His latest book is Manet Paints Monet: A Summer in Argenteuil. (May 2016)

Sanford Schwartz is the author of Christen Købke and William Nicholson. (May 2017)

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

Peter Singer is the Ira W. Decamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton and Laureate Professor at the University of Melbourne. His books include Animal Liberation, Practical Ethics, The Most Good You Can Do, and, most recently, Famine, Affluence, and Morality. (May 2016)

Patricia Storace is the author of Heredity, a volume of poems, Dinner with Persephone, a travel memoir about Greece, and Sugar Cane, a children’s book. Her most recent book is the novel A Book of Heaven.
 (July 2016)

Keith Thomas is an Honorary Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. He is the author of The Ends of Life: Roads to Fulfilment in Early Modern England.
 (October 2016)