Contents


Beethoven and the Big Change

Beethoven’s Concertos: History, Style, Performance by Leon Plantinga

Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2, Piano Concertos Nos. 3 & 4, Piano Concerto No. 5 “Emperor,” and Choral Fantasy Choir fortepiano Robert Levin. the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, and the Monteverdi, directed by John Eliot Gardiner

The Mystery of JonBenét Ramsey

Perfect Murder, Perfect Town: JonBenét and the City of Boulder by Lawrence Schiller

Who Killed JonBenét Ramsey? by Cyril Wecht and Charles Bosworth Jr.

A Mother Gone Bad: The Hidden Confession of JonBenét’s Killer by Andrew G. Hodges

Death of a Little Princess: The Tragic Story of the Murder of JonBenét Ramsey by Carlton Smith

The War Against War

Dunant’s Dream: War, Switzerland and the History of the Red Cross by Caroline Moorehead

The Good Listener: Helen Bamber, A Life Against Cruelty by Neil Belton

A New Augustine

Saint Augustine by Garry Wills

The Works of Saint Augustine III/11: Newly Discovered Sermons translated by Edmund Hill

Saint Augustine: Letters VI (1*-29*) translated by Robert B Eno

Uncovered Washington

Uncovering Clinton: A Reporter’s Story by Michael Isikoff

Active Faith: How ChristiansAre Changing the Soul of American Politics by Ralph Reed

Slouching Towards Gomorrah: Modern Liberalism and American Decline by Robert H. Bork

Contributors

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

John Banville’s Time Pieces: A Dublin Memoir is published in February. (February 2018)

Peter Brown is the Philip and Beulah Rollins Professor of History Emeritus at Princeton. His books include Augustine of Hippo: A Biography and, most recently, Treasure in Heaven: The Holy Poor in Early Christianity. (October 2017)

Gordon A. Craig (1913–2005) was a Scottish-American historian of Germany. He taught at both Princeton and Stanford, where he was named the J.E. Wallace Sterling Professor of Humanities in 1979.

Joan Didion is the author, most recently, of Blue Nights and The Year of Magical Thinking, among seven other works of nonfiction. Her five novels include A Book of Common Prayer and Democracy.
 (May 2016)

Helen Epstein teaches at Bard and is the author, most recently, of Another Fine Mess: America, Uganda, and the War on Terror. (June 2018)

Howard Gardner teaches psychology at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. His most recent book, with Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and William Damon, is Good Work: When Excellence and Ethics Meet. (April 2002)

Timothy Garton Ash is Professor of European Studies and Isaiah Berlin Professorial Fellow at St. Antony’s College, Oxford, and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford. His books include The Polish Revolution: Solidarity and The Magic Lantern: The Revolution of ’89 Witnessed in Warsaw, Budapest, Berlin, and Prague.
 (August 2018)

Anthony Grafton is Henry Putnam University Professor of History and the Humanities at Princeton University. His most recent book is The Culture of Correction in Renaissance Europe.


Peter Green is Dougherty Centennial Professor Emeritus of Classics at the University of Texas at Austin and Adjunct Professor at the University of Iowa. His books include The Hellenistic Age: A Short History and a translation of the Iliad. His translation of the Odyssey is forthcoming. (October 2017)

Charles Hope was Director of the Warburg Institute, London, from 2001 to 2010. He is the author of Titian.


Joseph Kerman is emeritus professor of music at the University of California, Berkeley. He began writing music criticism for The Hudson Review in the 1950s, and is a longtime contributor to The New York Review of Books and many other journals. His books include Opera as Drama (1956; new and revised edition 1988), The Beethoven Quartets (1967), Contemplating Music (1986), Concerto Conversations (1999), and The Art of Fugue (2005).

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.

Joyce Carol Oates is the author most recently of the story collection Night-Gaunts. She is currently Distinguished Writer-in-Residence in the Graduate Writing Program at NYU.
 (October 2018)

Luc Sante teaches writing and the history of photography at Bard. His latest book is The Other Paris.
 (October 2018)

John Updike (1932–2009) was born in Shillington, Pennsylvania. In 1954 he began to publish in The New Yorker, where he continued to contribute short stories, poems, and criticism until his death. His major work was the set of four novels chronicling the life of Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom, two of which, Rabbit is Rich and Rabbit at Rest, won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. His last books were the novel The Widows of Eastwick and Due Considerations, a collection of his essays and criticism.

Michael Wood is Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at Princeton. His most recent book is On Empson.

Christopher de Bellaigue’s most recent book is The Islamic Enlightenment: The Struggle Between Faith and Reason, 1798 to Modern Times. (May 2018)