Tony Judt: The Distinctions

The Memory Chalet

by Tony Judt

Obama at the Edge

Revival: The Struggle for Survival Inside the Obama White House

by Richard Wolffe

Tigers, Humans, and Snails

Whether birdsong at dawn or just a weed in a sidewalk, nature is all around us. Yet all too frequently we only appreciate it when it’s out of reach.

The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating

by Elizabeth Tova Bailey

The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival

by John Vaillant

The Secrets of Houdini

Houdini: Art and Magic

an exhibition at the Jewish Museum, New York City, October 29, 2010–March 27, 2011; the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, April 28–September 11, 2011; the Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, September 26, 2011–January 15, 2012;

Houdini!!!: The Career of Ehrich Weiss: American Self-Liberator, Europe's Eclipsing Sensation, World's Handcuff King & Prison Breaker

by Kenneth Silverman

Houdini's Box: The Art of Escape

by Adam Phillips

The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America's First Superhero

by William Kalush and Larry Sloman

Houdini: A Mind in Chains: A Psychoanalytic Portrait

by Bernard C. Meyer

The Life and Many Deaths of Harry Houdini

by Ruth Brandon

Final Séance: The Strange Friendship Between Houdini and Conan Doyle

by Massimo Polidoro

Houdini: The Untold Story

by Milbourne Christopher

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The Gigantic Democratic Pose

Goldenes Zeitalter: Holländische Gruppenporträts aus dem Amsterdams Historisch Museum (A Golden Age: Dutch Group Portraits from the Amsterdam Historical Museum)

an exhibition at the Alte Pinakothek, Munich, December 3, 2010–February 27, 2011.

The Worst Man-Made Catastrophe, Ever

Mao's Great Famine: The History of China's Most Devastating Catastrophe, 1958–1962

by Frank Dikötter

Books: Onward to the Digital Revolution

Merchants of Culture: The Publishing Business in the Twenty-First Century

by John B. Thompson

The Universes We Still Don’t Know

The Grand Design

by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow

The Magic of Leopardi


by Giacomo Leopardi, translated from the Italian and annotated by Jonathan Galassi

The Darkest Comedian

My Prizes: An Accounting

by Thomas Bernhard, translated from the German by Carol Brown Janeway


by Thomas Bernhard, translated from the German by Martin Chalmers

Ritter, Dene, Voss

by Thomas Bernhard, a production by One Little Goat Theater Company, directed by Adam Seelig

Unlucky Jim

Notes from the Archive: James Frazer Stirling, Architect and Teacher

an exhibition at the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, October 14, 2010–January 2, 2011; Tate Britain, London, spring/summer 2011; Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart, October 2011–January 2012; and the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal,

An Architect's Legacy: James Stirling's Students at Yale, 1959–1983

an exhibition at the Yale School of Architecture Gallery, New Haven, October 13, 2010–January 28, 2011

James Stirling: Early Unpublished Writings on Architecture

edited by Mark Crinson

Jim Stirling and the Red Trilogy: Three Radical Buildings

edited by Alan Berman

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