What Is a Warhol? The Buried Evidence

The controversy over the artist’s foundation and the authentication of his work

Stay Out of Syria!

What should the US do? Nothing, until we can do something good.

Cool, Yet Warm

‘Forty-One False Starts: Essays’ by Janet Malcolm

Forty-One False Starts: Essays on Artists and Writers

by Janet Malcolm

Facing the Real Gun Problem

Seeing through the hyperbole on both sides of the gun debate

The Gun Report

a blog by Joe Nocera at

The Last Gun: How Changes in the Gun Industry Are Killing Americans and What It Will Take to Stop It

by Tom Diaz

Gun Guys: A Road Trip

by Dan Baum

Sad and Supreme

Albrecht Dürer: Master Drawings, Watercolors, and Prints from the Albertina

an exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., March 24–June 9, 2013

The Coming Death of Venice?

Who will save “the fairy city of the heart”?

Imelda’s Sweet Sauce

Here Lies Love

a musical by David Byrne, with music by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, directed by Alex Timbers

The Visionary Detective

He Died with His Eyes Open

by Derek Raymond, with an introduction by James Sallis

I Was Dora Suarez

by Derek Raymond

How Ordinary Germans Did It

A Small Town Near Auschwitz: Ordinary Nazis and the Holocaust

by Mary Fulbrook

Soldaten: On Fighting, Killing, and Dying: The Secret World War II Transcripts of German POWs

by Sönke Neitzel and Harald Welzer, translated from the German by Jefferson Chase

When Our World Turned Upside Down

Strange Rebels: 1979 and the Birth of the 21st Century

by Christian Caryl

A Surprise in Munich

Brueghel: Gemälde von Jan Brueghel d. Ä. [Brueghel: The Paintings of Jan Brueghel the Elder]

an exhibition at the Alte Pinakothek, Munich, March 22–June 16, 2013

The Dreams of Italo Calvino

Four decades of letters reveal the author’s “plain self”

Letters, 1941–1985

by Italo Calvino, selected and with an introduction by Michael Wood and translated from the Italian by Martin McLaughlin

At the Top of Pop

The Soundtrack of My Life

by Clive Davis, with Anthony DeCurtis


by Tommy Mottola

Getting Isaiah Berlin Wrong

Isaiah Berlin: The Journey of a Jewish Liberal

by Arie M. Dubnov

Collapse and Crash

Henry Petroski’s ‘To Forgive Design: Understanding Failure’

To Forgive Design: Understanding Failure

by Henry Petroski

Learning from a Modern Master

‘The Fourth Dimension of a Poem and Other Essays’ by M.H. Abrams

The Fourth Dimension of a Poem and Other Essays

by M.H. Abrams, with a foreword by Harold Bloom

Pure, Purifying, and Evil

The Devil in History: Communism, Fascism, and Some Lessons of the Twentieth Century

by Vladimir Tismaneanu

‘Seeing Is Not Believing’

Selected Poems

by Anthony Hecht, edited by J.D. McClatchy

The Selected Letters of Anthony Hecht

edited and with an introduction by Jonathan F.S. Post

An American Century in Asia

Arc of Empire: America’s Wars in Asia from the Philippines to Vietnam

by Michael H. Hunt and Steven I. Levine

The Staying Power of Christianity

The First Thousand Years: A Global History of Christianity

by Robert Louis Wilken

Trent: What Happened at the Council

by John W. O’Malley

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