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Is This George Kennan?

George F. Kennan: An American Life

by John Lewis Gaddis


The Cauldrons of de Kooning

de Kooning: A Retrospective

an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York City, September 18, 2011–January 9, 2012


How We Were All Misled

Michael Lewis’s ‘Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World’

Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World

by Michael Lewis


The Disappointed Lover of the West

Civilization: The West and the Rest

by Niall Ferguson


Behind Murakami’s Mirror

The unrealism of 1Q84

1Q84

by Haruki Murakami, translated from the Japanese by Jay Rubin and Philip Gabriel.


On the Magic Carpet of the Met

The museum’s renovated, expanded Islamic galleries are delight to the eye

Masterpieces from the Department of Islamic Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art

edited by Maryam D. Ekhtiar, Priscilla P. Soucek, Sheila R. Canby, and Navina Najat Haidar

Treasures of Islamic Manuscript Painting from the Morgan

an exhibition at the Morgan
 Library and Museum, New York City, October 21, 2011–January 29, 2012


The Mask Behind the Voice

Sex and Death to the Age 14

by Spalding Gray

Swimming to Cambodia

by Spalding Gray

Monster in a Box

by Spalding Gray

Impossible Vacation

by Spalding Gray

Gray's Anatomy

by Spalding Gray

It's a Slippery Slope

by Spalding Gray

Morning, Noon and Night

by Spalding Gray

Life Interrupted: The Unfinished Monologue

by Spalding Gray

The Journals of Spalding Gray

edited by Nell Casey

And Everything Is Going Fine

a film directed by Steven Soderbergh

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The Most Charming Pagan

The Swerve: How the World Became Modern

by Stephen Greenblatt


It Does Take a Village

Mothers and Others: The Evolutionary Origins of Mutual Understanding

by Sarah Blaffer Hrdy


The Ball and the World

A History of the World in 100 Objects

by Neil MacGregor


‘The White Machine of Life’

Leaving the Atocha Station

by Ben Lerner


The Day of the Hunter

The life and legends of Simon Wiesenthal

Simon Wiesenthal: The Life and Legends

by Tom Segev, translated from the Hebrew by Ronnie Hope


How the Justices Get What They Want

FDR, the New Deal and the Supreme Court

Supreme Power: Franklin Roosevelt vs. the Supreme Court

by Jeff Shesol

Scorpions: The Battles and Triumphs of FDR's Great Supreme Court Justices

by Noah Feldman


The Poet at Bay

One More Theory About Happiness

by Paul Guest

My Index of Slightly Horrifying Knowledge

by Paul Guest


The Master Returns—or Does He?

Apricot Jam and Other Stories

by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, translated from the Russian by Kenneth Lantz and Stephan Solzhenitsyn


The Passionate Hero, Then and Now

John Stuart Mill: Victorian Firebrand

by Richard Reeves


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