The Mystery of Hieronymus Bosch

Hieronymus Bosch: Visions of Genius an exhibition at Noordbrabants Museum, ’s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands, February 13–May 8, 2016

Bosch: The Fifth Centenary Exhibition an exhibition at the Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, May 31–September 11, 2016

Hieronymus Bosch: Visions and Nightmares by Nils Büttner

Jheronimus Bosch: The Road to Heaven and Hell by Gary Schwartz

Hieronymus Bosch, Painter and Draughtsman: Catalogue Raisonné by the Bosch Research and Conservation Project

Hieronymus Bosch, Painter and Draughtsman: Technical Studies by the Bosch Research and Conservation Project

Hieronymus Bosch: Garden of Earthly Delights by Hans Belting

The Drone Presidency

Drone: Remote Control Warfare by Hugh Gusterson

The Assassination Complex: Inside the Government’s Secret Drone Warfare Program by Jeremy Scahill and the staff of The Intercept

Drones and the Future of Armed Conflict: Ethical, Legal, and Strategic Implications edited by David Cortright, Rachel Fairhurst, and Kristen Wall

Drone Wars: Transforming Conflict, Law, and Policy edited by Peter L. Bergen and Daniel Rothenberg

‘Hot’ Sex & Young Girls

American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers by Nancy Jo Sales

Girls and Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape by Peggy Orenstein

Who Is Kim Jong-un?

Tyranny of the Weak: North Korea and the World, 1950–1992 by Charles K. Armstrong

Marked for Life: Songbun, North Korea’s Social Classification System by Robert Collins

The Real North Korea: Life and Politics in the Failed Stalinist Utopia by Andrei Lankov

Pyongyang Republic: North Korea’s Capital of Human Rights Denial by Robert Collins

The Cleanest Race: How North Koreans See Themselves—And Why It Matters by B.R. Myers

The Revolution: Treason and Rescue

Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick

The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783–1789 by Joseph J. Ellis

When We Loved Mussolini

The United States and Fascist Italy: The Rise of American Finance in Europe by Gian Giacomo Migone, translated from the Italian and with a preface by Molly Tambor

Can Germany Cope with the Refugees?

Germany’s Response to the Refugee Situation: Remarkable Leadership or Fait Accompli? a report by Matthias M. Mayer in Newpolitik, Bertelsmann Foundation, May 2016, available at

The New Odyssey: The Story of Europe’s Refugee Crisis by Patrick Kingsley

Which Side of Roman Britain Are You On?

The Real Lives of Roman Britain by Guy de la Bédoyère

The Edge of the Empire: A Journey to Britannia: From the Heart of Rome to Hadrian’s Wall by Bronwen Riley

Under Another Sky: Journeys in Roman Britain by Charlotte Higgins


John Ashbery’s new book of poems, Commotion of the Birds, will be published in November. (August 2016)

Mary Beard is Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge. Her most recent book is SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome. (August 2016)

Peter Brown is the Philip and Beulah Rollins Professor of History Emeritus at Princeton. His latest book is Treasure in Heaven: The Holy Poor in Early Christianity. (August 2016)

David Cole is the Honorable George J. Mitchell Professor in Law and Public Policy at the Georgetown University Law Center. His new book, Engines of Liberty: The Power of Citizen Activists to Make Constitutional Law, was published in April.
 (August 2016)

Elizabeth Drew, a regular contributor to The New York Review, is writing a continuing series on the 2016 election for the NYR Daily. (August 2016)

Susan Dunn, the Massachusetts Professor of Humanities at Williams, is the author of Dominion of Memories: Jefferson, Madison, and the ­Decline of Virginia. Her most recent book is 1940: FDR, Willkie, Lindbergh, Hitler—the Election Amid the Storm.
 (August 2016)

Jonathan Freedland is an editorial-page columnist for The Guardian. In 2014 he was awarded the Orwell Special Prize for journalism. (August 2016)

Michael Greenberg is the author of Hurry Down Sunshine and Beg, Borrow, Steal: A Writer’s Life. 
(August 2016)

Joshua Hammer is a former Newsweek Bureau Chief and ­Correspondent-at-Large in Africa and the Middle East. His new book, The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu and Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts, was published in April.
 (August 2016)

Zoë Heller is the author of Everything You Know, Notes on a Scandal, and The Believers. (August 2016)

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. (August 2016)

Mervyn King was Governor of the Bank of England from 2003 until 2013. He is the author of The End of Alchemy: Money, Banking, and the Future of the Global Economy, which was published in March.
 (August 2016)

Claire Messud’s most recent novel is The Woman Upstairs. (August 2016)

Andrew J. Nathan is the Class of 1919 Professor of Political ­Science at Columbia. He is the author of China’s Search for Security, among other books, and the coeditor of The Tiananmen Papers.
 (August 2016)

William D. Nordhaus is Sterling Professor of Economics at Yale. He has written extensively on economic growth, including studies of the economic impacts of lighting, computation, and improved health. (August 2016)

Geoffrey O’Brien is Editor in Chief of the Library of America. His books include Sonata for Jukebox: An Autobiography of My Ears. (August 2016)

Darryl Pinckney’s most recent book is a novel, Black Deutschland. (August 2016)

Samantha Power is United States Ambassador to the United ­Nations. Her article in this issue is drawn from a lecture at the American Academy in Berlin. (August 2016)

Ingrid D. Rowland is a Professor at the University of Notre Dame’s Rome Global Gateway. Her most recent book is From Pompeii: The Afterlife of a Roman Town. (August 2016)

Frederick Seidel’s latest book of poems is Widening Income Inequality. (August 2016)

Charles Simic has been Poet Laureate of the United States. His most recent books are The Lunatic, a volume of poetry, and The Life of Images, a book of his selected prose.
 (August 2016)

Zadie Smith’s new novel, Swing Time, will be published in November. (August 2016)

Ian Tattersall is Curator Emeritus in the Division of Anthropology at the American Museum of Natural History. His books include Masters of the Planet: The Search for Our Human Origins and The Rickety Cossack and Other Cautionary Tales from Human Evolution.
 (August 2016)

Adam Tooze is the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of History and the Director of the European Institute at Columbia. His most recent book is The Deluge: The Great War and the Making of the Global Order, 1916–1931. (August 2016)