New York’s Vast Flop

Power at Ground Zero: Politics, Money, and the Remaking of Lower Manhattan by Lynne B. Sagalyn

One World Trade Center: Biography of the Building by Judith Dupré

Who Owns the Dead? The Science and Politics of Death at Ground Zero by Jay D. Aronson


Edward Ball is the author of Slaves in the Family and The Inventor and the Tycoon: The Murderer Eadweard Muybridge, the Entrepreneur Leland Stanford, and the Birth of Moving Pictures, among other books. He is a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard. (March 2017)

Antony Beevor is a visiting professor at the University of Kent. His latest book is Ardennes 1944: The Battle of the Bulge.
 (March 2017)

Peter Brooks, Sterling Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature at Yale, teaches at Princeton. His new book, Flaubert in the Ruins of Paris, will be published in April.
 (March 2017)

Robyn Creswell is Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at Yale and the Poetry Editor of The Paris Review.
 (March 2017)

Elizabeth Drew is a regular contributor to The New York Review. She is the author of fourteen books, including Washington Journal: Reporting Watergate and Richard Nixon’s Downfall, which was expanded and reissued in 2014. (March 2017)

Martin Filler is the author, most recently, of Makers of Modern Architecture, Volume II: From Le Corbusier to Rem Koolhaas, a collection of his writing on architecture in these pages. (March 2017)

Tim Flannery’s books include Chasing Kangaroos: A Continent, a Scientist, and a Search for the World’s Most Extraordinary Creature and, most recently, Atmosphere of Hope: Searching for Solutions to the Climate Crisis. (April 2017)

Alison Lurie is the Frederic J. Whiton Professor of American Literature Emerita at Cornell. She is the author of ten novels, two collections of essays on children’s literature, and the editor of The Oxford Book of Fairy Tales. Her most recent book is Reading for Fun. (March 2017)

Avishai Margalit is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His latest book, On Betrayal, was published in February.
 (March 2017)

Thomas Nagel is University Professor Emeritus at NYU. He is the author of The View from Nowhere and Mind and Cosmos, among other books. (March 2017)

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

Kenneth Roth is the Executive Director of Human Rights Watch. (March 2017)

Stacy Schiff is the author of, among other books, Véra (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov), Cleopatra: A Life, and The Witches: Suspicion, Betrayal, and Hysteria in 1692 Salem. (March 2017)