‘Why Has He Fallen Short?’

The Promise: President Obama, Year One

by Jonathan Alter

‘A Rapturous Spooky Dream’

Richard Hamilton

edited by Hal Foster with Alex Bacon

The Marrying Kind

Marriage and Other Acts of Charity

by Kate Braestrup

The Marriage-Go-Round: The State of Marriage and the Family in America Today

by Andrew J. Cherlin

Why Him? Why Her? How to Find and Keep Lasting Love

by Helen Fisher

Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage

by Elizabeth Gilbert

Marry Him: The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough

by Lori Gottlieb

Strangely Sinister in Saratoga

The Fall of the House of Walworth: A Tale of Madness and Murder in Gilded Age America

by Geoffrey O'Brien



a film by Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington


by Sebastian Junger

Bitter Truths

Otto Dix

an exhibition at the Neue Galerie, New York City, March 11–August 30, 2010, and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, September 24, 2010–January 2, 2011

How Great Was Churchill?

Winston's War: Churchill, 1940–1945

by Max Hastings

Good-bye to Dubai

Dubai: Gilded Cage

by Syed Ali

Dubai: The Vulnerability of Success

by Christopher M. Davidson

City of Gold: Dubai and the Dream of Capitalism

by Jim Krane

The Short Happy Life of Ilya Ilyich Oblomov


by Ivan Goncharov, translated from the Russian by Marian Schwartz

The Prime of Muriel Spark

Muriel Spark: The Biography

by Martin Stannard

South Africa: The Truth Teller

South African Photographs: David Goldblatt

An exhibition at the Jewish Museum, New York City, May 2–September 19, 2010

Kith, Kin and Khaya: South African Photographs

by David Goldblatt

Hide and Be Found


by Don Paterson

Where's the Moon, There's the Moon

by Dan Chiasson

The Most Happy Couple

Victoria and Albert: Art and Love

an exhibition at the Queen's Gallery, London, March 19–October 31, 2010

The Young Victoria

a film directed by Jean-Marc Vallée

The Beauty of a Hermetic, Corrupt World

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

by David Mitchell

The Beats: Pictures of a Legend

Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg

an exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., May 2–September 6, 2010

The Roberts Court vs. Free Speech

Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project

a case decided by the Supreme Court, June 24, 2010

Righteous & Wrong

The Flight of the Intellectuals

by Paul Berman

Nomad: From Islam to America

by Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Terror and Liberalism

by Paul Berman

Taming the Gods: Religion and Democracy on Three Continents

by Ian Buruma

Facts Are Subversive: Political Writing from a Decade Without a Name

by Timothy Garton Ash

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