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MoMA: A Needless Act of Destruction

Demolishing the American Folk Art Museum

The Invention of David Bowie

Rock has often seemed like a huge, anarchic dressing-up party. No one took this further, with more imagination and daring, than David Bowie.

David Bowie Is

an exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, March 23–August 11, 2013

The Next Day

an album by David Bowie


An Original Thinker of Our Time

Jeremy Adelman’s ‘Worldly Philosopher: The Odyssey of Albert O. Hirschman’

Worldly Philosopher: The Odyssey of Albert O. Hirschman

by Jeremy Adelman


Maggie

The moral legacy of Margaret Thatcher

In Quest of Blood Lines

Family Trees: A History of Genealogy in America

by François Weil


Pakistan: Why Drones Don’t Help

Living Under Drones: Death, Injury, and Trauma to Civilians from US Drone Practices in Pakistan

a report by the International Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Clinic at Stanford Law School and the Global Justice Clinic at the NYU School of Law

Under the Drones: Modern Lives in the Afghanistan-Pakistan Borderlands

edited by Shahzad Bashir and Robert D. Crews


The Ecstasy of a Modern Romantic

Isadora Duncan’s life and vision

Insult the King and… Go Directly to Jail

Truth on Trial in Thailand: Defamation, Treason, and Lèse-Majesté

by David Streckfuss


Kicking the Germans Out of the East

Orderly and Humane: The Expulsion of the Germans After the Second World War

by R.M. Douglas


Behind the Iron Mask

The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo

by Tom Reiss


Berkeley: What We Didn’t Know

Seth Rosenfeld’s ‘Subversives: The FBI’s War on Student Radicals, and Reagan’s Rise to Power’

Subversives: The FBI’s War on Student Radicals, and Reagan’s Rise to Power

by Seth Rosenfeld


‘One Abraham or Three?’

Inheriting Abraham: The Legacy of the Patriarch in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

by Jon D. Levenson

Jacob: Unexpected Patriarch

by Yair Zakovitch, translated from the Hebrew by Valerie Zakovitch


A Genius from Four Countries

Birth Certificate: The Story of Danilo Kiš

by Mark Thompson

The Attic

translated from the Serbian and with an introduction by John K. Cox

Psalm 44

translated from the Serbian with an afterword by John K. Cox, and with a preface by Aleksandar Hemon

Garden, Ashes

translated from the Serbian by William J. Hannaher, with an introduction by Aleksandar Hemon

Early Sorrows

translated from the Serbian by Michael Henry Heim

Hourglass

translated from the Serbian by Ralph Manheim

A Tomb for Boris Davidovich

translated from the Serbian by Duška Mikić-Mitchell, with an introduction by Joseph Brodsky and an afterword by William T. Vollmann

The Encyclopedia of the Dead

translated from the Serbian by Michael Henry Heim

The Lute and the Scars

translated from the Serbian with an afterword by John K. Cox, and with a preface by Adam Thirlwell

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Those Dickens Kids: What Happened?

Great Expectations: The Sons and Daughters of Charles Dickens

by Robert Gottlieb


He Conceived the Mathematics of Roughness

Benoit Mandelbrot’s ‘The Fractalist: Memoir of a Scientific Maverick’

The Fractalist: Memoir of a Scientific Maverick

by Benoit B. Mandelbrot


Herakles: Punished Again!

Herakles

by Euripides, translated from the Greek and adapted by Peter Meineck, directed by Desiree Sanchez


On Sylvia Plath

To whom can she be compared in spirit, in content, in temperament?

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