Open: An Autobiography by Andre Agassi

A Terrible Splendor: Three Extraordinary Men, a World Poised for War, and the Greatest Tennis Match Ever Played by Marshall Jon Fisher

‘The Real Critter’

On Whitman by C.K. Williams

Three American Poets: Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, and Herman Melville by William C. Spengemann

Song of Myself and Other Poems by Walt Whitman, selected and introduced by Robert Hass

The Powerhouse of the New

Bauhaus 1919–1933: Workshops for Modernity an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York City, November 8, 2009–January 25, 2010

Bauhaus: A Conceptual Model an exhibition at the Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, July 22–October 4, 2009

Art to Hear: Bauhaus: A Conceptual Model audio CD guide to the exhibition and booklet produced by tonwelt professional media GmbH and directed by Klaus Kowatsch

Gunta Stölzl: Bauhaus Master foreword by Monika Stadler, text by Gunta Stölzl

Bauhaus Women: Art, Handicraft, Design by Ulrike Müller

The Bauhaus Group: Six Masters of Modernism by Nicholas Fox Weber

Bauhaus Conflicts, 1919–2009: Controversies and Counterparts edited by Philipp Oswalt

Kandinsky an exhibition at the Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus and Kunstbau, Munich, October 25, 2008–March 8, 2009; the Georges Pompidou Center, Paris, April 8–August 10, 2009; and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, September 18, 2009–

László Moholy-Nagy: Retrospective an exhibition at the Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, October 8, 2009–February 7, 2010

Moholy: An Education of the Senses an exhibition at the Loyola University Museum of Art, Chicago, February 11–May 9, 2010

Moholy-Nagy: The Photograms edited by Renate Heyne and Floris M. Neusüss, with Hattula Moholy-Nagy

The Mission of Father Maciel

La Iglesia del silencio by Fernando M. González

Vows of Silence: The Abuse of Power in the Papacy of John Paul II by Jason Berry and Gerald Renner

Money Paved the Way for Maciel’s Influence by Jason Berry

Maciel despojó a 900 mujeres by Eugenia Jiménez

The Other Side of Science

Never Pure: Historical Studies of Science as if It Was Produced by People with Bodies, Situated in Time, Space, Culture, and Society, and Struggling for Credibility and Authority by Steven Shapin

‘A Jewel of a Thousand Facets’

The Book That Changed Europe: Picart and Bernard’s Religious Ceremonies of the World by Lynn Hunt, Margaret C. Jacob, and Wijnand Mijnhardt

Bernard Picart and the First Global Vision of Religion edited by Lynn Hunt, Margaret Jacob, and Wijnand Mijnhardt

Strange Love in the North

Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson, translated from the Norwegian by Anne Born

To Siberia by Per Petterson, translated from the Norwegian by Anne Born

Wonder by Hugo Claus, translated from the Dutch by Michael Henry Heim

The Twin by Gerbrand Bakker, translated from the Dutch by David Colmer


Robert Bartlett is Wardlaw Professor of Mediaeval History at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. He is the author of The Making of Europe, The Hanged Man, and The Natural and the Supernatural in the Middle Ages. (June 2010)

Peter Beinart is the author of The Crisis of Zionism. He is an Associate Professor at the City University of New York, Editor of OpenZion.Com at The Daily Beast, and a fellow at the New America Foundation. (September 2013)

Christopher Benfey is the Mellon Professor of English at Mount Holyoke. He is the author of five books, including Red Brick, Black Mountain, White Clay: Reflections on Art, Family, and Survival and, most recently, IF: The Untold Story of Kipling’s American Years. (July 2020)

John Cassidy is a staff writer at The New Yorker and the author, most recently, of How Markets Fail: The Logic of Economic Calamities.
 (May 2014)

R. J. W. Evans is a Fellow of Oriel College and Regius Professor of History Emeritus at Oxford. He is the author of Austria, Hungary, and the Habsburgs: Central Europe, 
c. 1683–1867, among other books.
 (June 2020)

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.
 (April 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.

Alma Guillermoprieto, who writes regularly for The New York Review about Latin America, is the author of Dancing with Cuba: A Memoir of the Revolution, among other books. (June 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)

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)

Tim Parks is the author of many novels, translations, and works of nonfiction, most recently Out of My Head: On the Trail of Consciousness and the novel In Extremis.
 (March 2020)

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

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)

Nicholas Stern is Chair of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and I.G.Patel Professor of Economics and Government at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is the author, most recently, of The Global Deal.
 (June 2010)

Jenny Uglow is the author of The Lunar Men: Five Friends Whose ­Curiosity Changed the World. (December 2019)

Paul Volcker was the Chairman of the Federal Reserve under Presidents Carter and Reagan from 1979 to 1987, and the Chairman of the Economic Recovery Advisory Board under President Obama during 2009 and 2010. (August 2013)

Edmund White has written biographies of Jean Genet, Marcel Proust, and Arthur Rimbaud. His memoir The Unpunished Vice: A Life of Reading will be published in June. (June 2018)