Contents


Up in the Park

Designing the High Line: Gansevoort Street to 30th Street edited by Friends of the High Line, with forewords by James Corner and Ricardo Scofidio

Godfather of the Modern?

Cézanne and Beyond an exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, February 26–May 17, 2009

Cézanne und die Moderne an exhibition at the Fondation Beyeler, Riehen bei Basel, Switzerland, October 10, 1999–January 9, 2000

Cézanne and the Dawn of Modern Art an exhibition at the Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany, September 18, 2004–January 16, 2005

The News About the Internet

Bloggers on the Bus: How the Internet Changed Politics and the Press by Eric Boehlert

And Then There’s This: How Stories Live and Die in Viral Culture by Bill Wasik

Rob Browne at Daily Kos: rbguy.dailykos.com

Juan Cole, Informed Comment: juancole.com

Brad DeLong, Grasping Reality with Both Hands: delong.typepad.com/sdj

Jeffrey Goldberg: jeffreygoldberg.theatlantic.com

Michael Goldfarb: weeklystandard.com/weblogs/TWSFP/

Glenn Greenwald: salon.com/opinion/greenwald/

Ryan Grim at The Huffington Post: huffingtonpost.com/the-news/reporting/ryan-grim

Joanne Jacobs: joannejacobs.com

Ron Kampeas, CapitalJ: blogs.jta.org/politics/

Mickey Kaus, kausfiles: www.slate.com/kausfiles/

Mark Kleiman, The Reality-Based Community: samefacts.com

Ezra Klein at The Washington Post: voices.washingtonpost.com/ezra-klein

Kevin Pho, KevinMD: kevinmd.com

M.J. Rosenberg: tpmcafe.talkingpointsmemo.com/talk/blogs/mjrosenberg

Yves Smith: nakedcapitalism.com

Andrew Sullivan, The Daily Dish: andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com

Tanta at CalculatedRISK: calculatedriskblog.com

Philip Weiss, Mondoweiss: philipweiss.org/mondoweiss

Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel at FireDogLake: emptywheel.firedoglake.com

Matthew Yglesias: yglesias.thinkprogress.org

ProPublica: propublica.org

Talking Points Memo: talkingpointsmemo.com

“Why Are Bankers Still Being Treated As Beltway Royalty?” by Arianna Huffington

“The State of the News Media, 2009: An Annual Report on American Journalism” by the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism

“Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable” by Clay Shirky

Ross Douthat at The New York Times: nytimes.com

New York: The Prophet

Wrestling with Moses: How Jane Jacobs Took on New York’s Master Builder and Transformed the American City by Anthony Flint

Genius of Common Sense: Jane Jacobs and the Story of The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Glenna Lang and Marjory Wunsch

A Question of Coexistence

The Arts of Intimacy: Christians, Jews, and Muslims in the Making of Castilian Culture by Jerrilynn D. Dodds

All Can Be Saved: Religious Tolerance and Salvation in the Iberian Atlantic World by Stuart B. Schwartz

Oblomov in Dublin

The Complete Novels: At Swim-Two-Birds, The Third Policeman, The Poor Mouth, The Hard Life, The Dalkey Archive by Flann O'Brien, with an introduction by Keith Donohue

Contributors

Joan Acocella is a staff writer for The New Yorker. Her most recent book is Twenty-eight Artists and Two Saints. She is writing a biography of Mikhail Baryshnikov. (July 2019)


Hilton Als is a staff writer for The New Yorker and the co­author, most recently, of Alice Neel: Uptown. He received the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism.
 (June 2017)

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

Mary Beard is Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge. Her most recent book is SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome.
 (July 2017)

Elaine Blair is a regular contributor to The New York Review. (November 2019)

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)

Roger Cohen is a columnist for The New York Times. His most recent book is the memoir The Girl from Human Street: Ghosts of Memory in a Jewish Family. (May 2016)

Michael Dirda is a columnist for The Washington Post Book World. His most recent book is Browsings: A Year of Reading, Collecting, and Living with Books.
 (December 2016)

Freeman Dyson is Professor of Physics Emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.

J. H. Elliott is Regius Professor Emeritus of Modern ­History at Oxford. His books include Empires of the Atlantic World: ­Britain and Spain in America, 1492–1830 and, most ­recently, Scots and Catalans: Union and Disunion.
 (November 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 latest book is Makers of Modern Architecture, Volume III: From Antoni Gaudí to Maya Lin, a collection of his writing on architecture in these pages. (December 2019)

Max Hastings is the author of many books on military history, including Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War and Inferno: The World at War, 1939–45. His latest book is Vietnam: An Epic Tragedy, 1945–75.
 (April 2019)

Robert L. Herbert, after a long career at Yale, is now Andrew W. Mellon Professor Emeritus of Humanities at Mount Holyoke. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society, and has been named Officier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government. Among his books are Impressionism: Art, Leisure and Parisian Society, Nature’s Workshop: Renoir’s Writings on the Decorative Arts, and Seurat: Drawings and Paintings. His most recent book is Seurat and the Making of La Grande Jatte.

Adam Hochschild’s books include King Leopold’s Ghost, To End All Wars, and, most recently, Lessons from a Dark Time and Other Essays. He teaches at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley. (September 2019)

Michael Kimmelman is a longtime critic for The New York Times. A version of his essay in this issue will appear in the collection City Squares: Eighteen Writers on the Spirit and Significance of Squares Around the World, edited by Catie Marron and published in April by Harper.
 (April 2016)

Avishai Margalit is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His most recent book is On Betrayal.
 (May 2019)

Theodore R. Marmor is Professor Emeritus of Public Policy and Political Science at Yale. His most recent book is Fads, Fallacies and Foolishness in Medical Care Management and Policy. (August 2010)

Michael Massing, a former executive editor of the Columbia Journalism Review, is the author of Fatal Discord: Erasmus, Luther, and the Fight for the Western Mind. (February 2018)

Jonathan Oberlander is Professor of Social Medicine and Health Policy and Management at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill. He is the author of The Political Life of Medicare.
 (August 2010)

Fintan O’Toole is a columnist with The Irish Times and the Leonard L. Milberg Visiting Lecturer in Irish Letters at Princeton. His new book, The Politics of Pain: Postwar En­gland and the Rise of Nationalism, will be published in the US in November. (October 2019)

Charles Simic has been Poet Laureate of the United States. Come Closer and Listen, his latest book of poems, will be out next year. (August 2018)

Timothy Snyder is the Levin Professor of History at Yale, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a permanent fellow of the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna. Among his many books are: Bloodlands: Europe between Hitler and Stalin (2010), Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning (2015), On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century (2017, and, most recently, The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America.
 (May 2019)

Brian Urquhart is a former Undersecretary-General of the United Nations. His books include Hammarskjöld, A Life in Peace and War, and Ralph Bunche: An American Life.

Michael Walzer is Professor Emeritus in the School of ­Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and co-­editor emeritus of Dissent. His new book, A Foreign Policy for the Left, will be published in the fall. (May 2017)

Charles Wright’s most recent book is Bye-and-Bye: Selected Late Poems. (February 2012)