The Ghost at the Feast

William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet film directed by Baz Luhrmann

Hamlet a film directed by Kenneth Branagh

Looking for Richard a film directed by Al Pacino

Twelfth Night a film directed by Trevor Nunn

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Tramway Theater, Glasgow, February 4-7; the Palais Résidence, Brussels, February 12-15; and the Cultural Center Belem, Lisbon, February 19-23 a play directed by Jonathan Miller. At the Almeida Theatre, London, through February 1, 1997; then the

Crooked Bones

Unraveling Piltdown: The Science Fraud of the Century and Its Solution by John Evangelist Walsh

It’s a Wonderful Life

The People vs. Larry Flynt a film by Milos Forman

The People vs. Larry Flynt: The Shooting Script by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski. with an afterword by Milos Forman

An Unseemly Man: My Life as Pornographer, Pundit, and Social Outcast by Larry Flynt, with Kenneth Ross

In Love with Light

Giambattista Tiepolo, 1696-1770 Exhibition at the Ca' Rezzonico, Venice, September 5-December 9, 1996 and the Metropolitan Museum, New York, January 24-April 27, 1997

Giambattista Tiepolo, 1696-1770 Catalog of the exhibition, edited by Keith Christiansen

Der Himmel auf Erden: Tiepolo in Würzburg February 15-May 19, 1996 Exhibition at the Prince-Bishop's Residenz, Würzburg, Germany

Heaven on Earth: Tiepolo: Masterpieces of the Würzburg Years by Peter O. Krückmann

Tiepolo and His Circle: Drawings in American Collections by Bernard Aikema, translated by Andrew McCormick


Gabriele Annan is a book and film critic living in London. (March 2006)

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, most recently, Yellow Tulips: Poems, 1968–2011. (May 2020)

Francis Haskell (1928-2000) was an English art historian. His works include Patrons and Painters: Art and Society in Baroque Italyand History and its Images: Art and the Interpretation of the Past. Haskell taught at Oxford.

Josef Joffe is editorial page editor and a columnist at the Süddeutsche Zeitung in Munich and an associate of Harvard’s Olin Institute for Strategic Studies. (December 1997)

Steve Jones is Professor of Genetics at University College London and the author of In the Blood. (April 1998)

Murray Kempton (1917-1997) was a columnist for Newsday, as well as a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books. His books include Rebellions, Perversities, and Main Events and The Briar Patch, as well as Part of Our Time. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1985.

Frank Kermode (1919–2010) was a British critic and literary theorist. Born on the Isle of Man, he taught at University College London, Cambridge, Columbia and Harvard. Adapted from a series of lectures given at Bryn Mawr College, Kermode’s Sense of An Ending: Studies in the Theory of Fiction remains one of the most influential works of twentieth-century literary criticism.

Fiona MacCarthy’s most recent book is The Last Pre-Raphaelite: Edward Burne-Jones and the Victorian Imagination. (February 2017)

Louis Menand is the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of English at Harvard. His books include The Marketplace of Ideas, American Studies and The Metaphysical Club.

Czeslaw Milosz (1911–2004) was born in Szetejnie, Lithuania. Over the course of his long and prolific career he published works in many genres, including criticism (The Captive Mind), fiction (The Issa Valley), memoir (Native Realm), and poetry (New and Collected Poems, 1931-2001). He was a member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1980.

Geoffrey O’Brien’s books include The Phantom Empire and Sonata for Jukebox. His Where Did Poetry Come From? will be ­published in the spring.
(February 2020)

Page Stegner is Professor Emeritus of American Literature at the University of California at Santa Cruz. His most recent book is Grand Canyon: The Great Abyss. (February 1997)