The Co-President at Work

The Dark Side: The Inside Story on How the War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals by Jane Mayer

Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency by Barton Gellman

The Way of the World: A Story of Truth and Hope in an Age of Extremism by Ron Suskind

Takeover: The Return of the Imperial Presidency and the Subversion of American Democracy by Charlie Savage

What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception by Scott McClellan

The Bush Tragedy by Jacob Weisberg

Cheney: The Untold Story of America’s Most Powerful and Controversial Vice President by Stephen F. Hayes

The War Within: A Secret White House History, 2006–2008 by Bob Woodward

Fishing in the Dead Sea

Lion of Jordan: The Life of King Hussein in War and Peace by Avi Shlaim

King Hussein of Jordan: A Political Life by Nigel Ashton

The Arab Center: The Promise of Moderation by Marwan Muasher

Wright in Love

Frank Lloyd Wright in New York: The Plaza Years, 1954–1959 by Jane King Hession and Debra Pickrel, with a foreword by Mike Wallace

Frank Lloyd Wright: Essential Texts edited by Robert Twombly

The Fellowship: The Untold Story of Frank Lloyd Wright and the Taliesin Fellowship by Roger Friedland and Harold Zellman

Frank Lloyd Wright: The Heroic Years, 1920–1932 by Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer

Modern Architecture: Being the Kahn Lectures for 1930 by Frank Lloyd Wright, with a new introduction by Neil Levine

Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer’s Journey by Pedro E. Guerrero

Death in a Prairie House: Frank Lloyd Wright and the Taliesin Murders by William R. Drennan

Loving Frank: A Novel by Nancy Horan

Darwin and the Meaning of Flowers

Darwin’s Garden: An Evolutionary Adventure an exhibition at the New York Botanical Garden, April 25–July 20, 2008; and the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, California, October 4, 2008– January 5, 2009

What is Scotland?

The Invention of Scotland: Myth and History by Hugh Trevor-Roper

Scotland: The Autobiography by Rosemary Goring

The Oxford Companion to Scottish History edited by Michael Lynch

Rainbow Kiss a play by Simon Farquhar, directed by Will Frears

Black Watch a play by Gregory Burke, directed by John Tiffany

What Happened to Wystan Auden?

The Complete Works of W.H. Auden: Prose, Volume III: 1949–1955 edited by Edward Mendelson

Randall Jarrell on W.H. Auden edited by Stephen Burt with Hannah Brooks-Motl


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

Russell Baker is a former columnist and correspondent for The New York Times and The Baltimore Sun. His books include The Good Times, Growing Up, and Looking Back.
 (November 2016)

John Banville’s novel Snow will be published in October. (April 2020)

David Bromwich is Sterling Professor of English at Yale. He is the author, most recently, of American Breakdown: The Trump Years and How They Befell Us.
 (December 2019)

Ian Buruma is the author of numerous books, including Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo Van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance, Year Zero: A History of 1945, and, most recently, A Tokyo Romance.

Constantine Cavafy was born in Alexandria in 1863 and died there in 1933. He wrote most of his poems while employed in the Third Circle of Irrigation of the Ministry of Public Works. (June 2005)

J.M. Coetzee is Professorial Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide. He is the author of seventeen works of fiction, as well as ­numerous works of criticism and translation. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2003. (September 2019)

Mark Danner is Chancellor’s Professor of English and Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley and James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and the Humanities at Bard. His most recent book is Spiral: Trapped in the Forever War. His work can be found at www
 (March 2017)

Martin Filler’s article “The Dark Lady of High Tech,” which appeared in The New York Times Magazine (January 27, 1980), was one of the first critical reappraisals of Eileen Gray’s career to appear in the popular press after her death. (September 2020)

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.

Vladislav Hodasevich (1886–1939) was one of the most influential Russian poets of the last century. (November 2008)

Daniel Mendelsohn is Editor-at-Large at The New York ­Review and Professor of Humanities at Bard. His new collection of essays, ­Ecstasy and Terror: From the Greeks to Game of Thrones, will be published in October.
 (April 2019)

Claire Messud’s latest novel is The Burning Girl. (March 2019)

Jonathan Mirsky is a historian of China. He was formerly the East Asia Editor of The Times of London and China Correspondent for The Observer.
 (December 2016)

Vladimir Nabokov was the author of Lolita, Pale Fire, Pnin, Ada, and many other novels. He died in 1977.

Andrew O’Hagan is the author, most recently, of The Secret Life: Three True Stories of the Digital Age and the novel The Illuminations. (November 2019)

Martin Rees is President of the Royal Society and Master of Trinity College, Cambridge. The essay in this issue is based on the 2008 Ditchley Foundation Anniversary Lecture. (November 2008)

Charles Rosen was a pianist and music critic. In 2011 he was awarded a National Humanities Medal.

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.

Zadie Smith’s new story collection, Grand Union, was published in October. (February 2020)

Robert M. Solow, Institute Professor Emeritus of Economics at MIT, won the 1987 Nobel Prize in economics. His most recent book is Work and Welfare. (May 2009)

Colin Thubron is a President Emeritus of the Royal Society of Literature and the author of The Lost Heart of Asia, Shadow of the Silk Road, and, most recently, Night of Fire, a novel. (July 2019)

Helen Vendler is the Arthur Kingsley Porter University Professor Emerita in the Department of English at Harvard. Her latest book is The Ocean, the Bird, and the Scholar, a collection of essays. (December 2019)

Steven Weinberg teaches at the University of Texas, Austin. He has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics and the National Medal of Science. His latest book is To Explain the World: The Discovery of Modern Science. His essay in this issue is based on the fourth annual Patrusky Lecture of the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing, delivered in San Antonio in October 2016. (January 2017)

Reuel Wilson’s memoir To the Life of the Silver Harbor: Edmund Wilson and Mary McCarthy on Cape Cod, from which the essay in this issue is excerpted, has just been published by UPNE. (November 2008)