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James Gleick

James Gleick is the author of The Information and, most recently, Time Travel: A History.
 (October 2020)

Moon Fever

The fiftieth anniversary of the first lunar landing has produced a bounty of books, films, and exhibitions.

The Moon: A History for the Future

by Oliver Morton

Apollo’s Muse: The Moon in the Age of Photography

an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, July 3–September 22, 2019

American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race

by Douglas Brinkley

The Apollo Chronicles: Engineering America’s First Moon Missions

by Brandon R. Brown

Reaching for the Moon: A Short History of the Space Race

by Roger D. Launius

Apollo 11

a documentary film directed by Todd Douglas Miller

Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut’s Journeys (50th Anniversary Edition)

by Michael Collins

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August 15, 2019 issue

People wearing Guy Fawkes masks to identify themselves as members of Anonymous, Stockholm, 2013

Today’s Dead End Kids

Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous

by Gabriella Coleman

December 18, 2014 issue

‘If Shakespeare Had Been Able to Google…’

Alphabet Juice: The Energies, Gists, and Spirits of Letters, Words, and Combinations Thereof; Their Roots, Bones, Innards, Piths, Pips, and Secret Parts, Tinctures, Tonics, and Essences; With Examples of Their Usage Foul and Savory

by Roy Blount Jr.

Reading the OED: One Man, One Year, 21,730 Pages

by Ammon Shea

The First English Dictionary, 1604

by Robert Cawdrey, with an introduction by John Simpson

December 18, 2008 issue

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