Contents


Broad-Minded Museum

The Broad Contemporary Art Museum at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2008

Renzo Piano Museums by Renzo Piano, with an essay by Victoria Newhouse

Collecting Collections: Highlights from the Permanent Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

The Pens of the Musketeer

Georges by Alexandre Dumas, translated from the French by Tina A. Kover, edited with an introduction and notes by Werner Sollors, and with a foreword by Jamaica Kincaid

The Last Cavalier: Being the Adventures of Count Sainte-Hermine in the Age of Napoleon by Alexandre Dumas, translated from the French by Lauren Yoder

The Specter Haunting Old Age

Age Shock: How Finance Is Failing Us by Robin Blackburn

Working Longer: The Solution to the Retirement Income Challenge by Alicia H. Munnell and Steven A. Sass

The Conservatives Have No Clothes: Why Right-Wing Ideas Keep Failing by Greg Anrig

The Great Risk Shift: The Assault on American Jobs, Families, Health Care, and Retirement and How You Can Fight Back by Jacob S. Hacker

When I’m Sixty-four: The Plot Against Pensions and the Plan to Save Them by Teresa Ghilarducci

The Private Art of Early Christians

Picturing the Bible: The Earliest Christian Art an exhibition at the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, November 18, 2007–March 30, 2008.
Catalog of the exhibition by Jeffrey Spier, with contributions by Mary Charles-Murray, Johannes G. Deckers, Steven Fine, Robin M. Jensen, and Herbert L. Kessler

Contributors

Nicholson Baker’s latest novel, The Anthologist, was published in September 2009. (July 2010)

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.
 (January 2019)

Jason Epstein, former Editorial Director at Random House, was a founder of The New York Review and of the Library of America. He is the author of Eating: A Memoir. (Dectember 2013)

Martin Filler’s Makers of Modern Architecture, Volume III: 
From Antoni Gaudí to Maya Lin, a collection of his writing on ­architecture in these pages, is out in September.
 (October 2018)

Benjamin M. Friedman is the William Joseph Maier Professor of Political Economy at Harvard and the author of The Moral Consequences of Economic Growth.

 He is currently finishing a book on the historical influence of religious thinking on economic thinking.(October 2017)

John Hollander is Sterling Professor Emeritus of English at Yale.

William Luers is Director of The Iran Project and Adjunct Professor at SIPA, Columbia University. He was US Ambassador to Venezuela and Czechoslovakia. (August 2013)

Jeff Madrick is the Director of the Bernard L. Schwartz Rediscovering Government Initiative at the Century Foundation and the Editor of Challenge. His most recent book is Seven Bad Ideas: How Mainstream Economists Damaged America and the World. (June 2018)

James McPherson is George Henry Davis ’86 Professor of American History Emeritus at Princeton. His books include Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1989, and, most ­recently, The War That Forged a Nation: Why the Civil War Still Matters.
 (October 2016)

H. Allen Orr is University Professor and Shirley Cox Kearns Professor of Biology at the University of Rochester. He is the author, with Jerry A. Coyne, of Speciation.
 (June 2016)

Thomas R. Pickering was formerly US Under Secretary of State and Ambassador to Russia, Israel, India, Jordan, El Salvador, Nigeria, and the UN. (August 2013)

Christopher Ricks teaches at Boston University in the Core Curriculum and the Editorial Institute and is a former president of the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers. From 2004 to 2009 he was Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford. His recent books include True Friendship: Geoffrey Hill, Anthony Hecht, and Robert Lowell Under the Sign of Eliot and Pound and Decisions and Revisions in T.S. Eliot.

Graham Robb is the author of biographies of Balzac, Hugo, and Rimbaud. His latest book is The Discovery of Middle Earth: Mapping the Lost World of the Celts.
 (December 2013)

Robin Robertson is from the northeast coast of Scotland. His fifth collection of poetry will be published next year. (June 2012)

Oliver Sacks (1933–2015) was a physician and the author of over ten books, the most recent of which is On the Move: A Life.

Cathleen Schine’s latest novel is They May Not Mean to but They Do. (January 2019)

Jennifer Schuessler is an editor at The New York Times Book Review. (March 2011)

Mark Strand, who died late last year, was a poet and artist. He was named Poet Laureate of the United States in 1990 and he won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1999. (June 2015)

Michael Tomasky is a Special Correspondent for The Daily Beast, the Editor of Democracy: A Journal of Ideas, and a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times. His new book is If We Can Keep It: How the Republic Collapsed, and How It Might Be Saved. (February 2019)

Jim Walsh is on the faculty of the MIT Security Studies Program and Political Science Department. He was previously Executive Director of the Managing the Atom Project at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. (August 2013)