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Our Date with Miranda

The multitalented, uncategorizable Miranda July

The First Bad Man

by Miranda July

No One Belongs Here More Than You

by Miranda July

Me and You and Everyone We Know

a film directed by Miranda July

The Future

a film directed by Miranda July


He Transformed the Schools, But…

Lessons of Hope: How to Fix Our Schools

by Joel Klein


The Bridge to a Dangerous Future

Emil Nolde and Die Brücke

an exhibition at the Van Doren Waxter Gallery, New York City, January 23–February 20, 2015


France on Fire

It is hard to escape the feeling that a major battle is beginning

Scientist, Spy, Genius: Who Was Bruno Pontecorvo?

A radical reform of the secrecy system is long overdue

Half-Life: The Divided Life of Bruno Pontecorvo, Physicist or Spy

by Frank Close


The Brilliance of Sybille Bedford

A writer who understood firsthand the burdens of survival

Is the Right Choice a Good Bargain?

Wiser: Getting Beyond Groupthink to Make Groups Smarter

by Cass R. Sunstein and Reid Hastie

Valuing Life: Humanizing the Regulatory State

by Cass R. Sunstein


In Balanchine’s Beautiful Forest

For Balanchine, A Midsummer Night’s Dream was deeply personal

There’s No Way Out of It!

The natural world of unopposed pathogens is full of danger

On Immunity: An Inoculation

by Eula Biss

Bad Faith: When Religious Belief Undermines Modern Medicine

by Paul A. Offit, M.D.


The Terrible War for Sri Lanka

No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka

a film by Callum Macrae

Noontide Toll

by Romesh Gunesekera

The Seasons of Trouble: Life Amid the Ruins of Sri Lanka’s Civil War

by Rohini Mohan

This Divided Island: Stories from the Sri Lankan War

by Samanth Subramanian


The Dangers of Patriotism

The Intellectual Life of Edmund Burke: From the Sublime and Beautiful to American Independence

by David Bromwich


The Great Days of Joe Alsop

The Georgetown Set: Friends and Rivals in Cold War Washington

by Gregg Herken


When the Roman Empire Didn’t Stop

By the Spear: Philip II, Alexander the Great, and the Rise and Fall of the Macedonian Empire

by Ian Worthington

Alexander’s Heirs: The Age of the Successors

by Edward M. Anson

The Age of the Successors and the Creation of the Hellenistic Kingdoms (323–276 B.C.)

edited by Hans Hauben and Alexander Meeus

Taken at the Flood: The Roman Conquest of Greece

by Robin Waterfield


‘My Grasping, Greedy American Soul’

A Voice Still Heard: Selected Essays of Irving Howe

edited by Nina Howe with Nicholas Howe Bukowski, and with a foreword by Morris Dickstein


The Rocky Road to Taking It Easy

The difficult choices in dealing with Social Security

Falling Short: The Coming Retirement Crisis and What to Do About It

by Charles D. Ellis, Alicia H. Munnell, and Andrew D. Eschtruth

Social Security Works! Why Social Security Isn’t Going Broke and How Expanding It Will Help Us All

by Nancy J. Altman and Eric R. Kingson, forward by David Cay Johnston

Steering Clear: How to Avoid a Debt Crisis and Secure Our Economic Future

by Peter G. Peterson


In the Air of Baxter’s Bridge

There’s Something I Want You to Do

by Charles Baxter


The Super Bowl: The Horror & the Glory

Football fans ignore the fact that we are watching men kill themselves

Norway: The Two Faces of Extremism

Right-wing anti-immigration politics and jihadism are mutually reinforcing

One of Us: The Story of Anders Breivik and the Massacre in Norway

by Åsne Seierstad, translated from the Norwegian by Sarah Death

Anders Breivik and the Rise of Islamophobia

by Sindre Bangstad

A Norwegian Tragedy: Anders Behring Breivik and the Massacre on Utøya

by Aage Borchgrevink, translated from the Norwegian by Guy Puzey

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