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The Transformation of Abraham Lincoln

The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery

by Eric Foner


A Night in the Mind of Boris

Boris Godunov

an opera by Modest Mussorgsky, directed by Stephen Wadsworth


Outstripping the News

40: A Doonesbury Retrospective

by G.B. Trudeau


The Smell of Russia

Travels in Siberia

by Ian Frazier


How Political Was Picasso?

Picasso: Peace and Freedom

an exhibition at Tate Liverpool, May 21–August 30, 2010; the Albertina, Vienna, September 22, 2010–January 16, 2011; and the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark, February 11–May 29, 2011

Morir en Madrid

by Louis Delaprée, edited by Martin Minchom


Hope and Betrayal on Death Row

The Autobiography of an Execution

by David R. Dow

In the Place of Justice: A Story of Punishment and Deliverance

by Wilbert Rideau


Bob Dylan After the Fall

Bob Dylan in America

by Sean Wilentz

Bob Dylan by Greil Marcus: Writings 1968–2010

by Greil Marcus


White and Black Banville

The Infinities

by John Banville

Elegy for April

by Benjamin Black


The Twisted Art of Documentary

Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today (1948)

a film directed by Stuart Schulberg and restored by Sandra Schulberg and Josh Waletzky

A Film Unfinished (2010)

a film directed by Yael Hersonski


Emily’s Revolution

Dickinson: Selected Poems and Commentaries

by Helen Vendler


Jimmy Baldwin: Stirring the Waters

The Cross of Redemption: Uncollected Writings

by James Baldwin, edited and with an introduction by Randall Kenan


The Man Who Wrote Everything

The Cloak of Dreams: Chinese Fairy Tales

by Béla Balázs, translated from the German and with an introduction by Jack Zipes, and illustrations by Mariette Lydis


The Rise of ‘Decline and Fall’

History and the Enlightenment

by Hugh Trevor-Roper


Generation Why?

When a human being becomes a set of data on a website like Facebook, he or she is reduced. Everything shrinks.

The Social Network

a film directed by David Fincher, with a screenplay by Aaron Sorkin

You Are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto

by Jaron Lanier


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