The Victory of Oliver Sacks

His work inspires the next generation to think and create

On the Move: A Life

by Oliver Sacks

How to Become a Celebrity

Figures publiques: L’Invention de la célébrité, 1750–1850

by Antoine Lilti

The Great & Beautiful Lost Kingdoms

The spread of Indian culture between 400 AD and 1200 AD

Buddhism Along the Silk Road, 5th–8th Century

an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, June 2, 2012–February 10, 2013

Lost Kingdoms: Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture of Early Southeast Asia, Fifth to Eighth Century

an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, April 14–July 27, 2014

Mass Incarceration: The Silence of the Judges

More than 2.2 million people are currently incarcerated in US jails and prisons, a 500 percent increase over the past forty years

What Caused the Crime Decline?

a report by Oliver Roeder, Lauren-Brooke Eisen, and Julia Bowling, with a foreword by Joseph E. Stiglitz and an executive summary by Inimai Chettiar

The Prince of Elegant Writers

Max Beerbohm has always been a minority taste

Big Dangers for the Next Election

Three factors that could decide the outcome of a presidential race are being overlooked

Democracy and Justice: Collected Writings

edited by Desiree Ramos Reiner, Jim Lyons, Erik Opsal, Mikayla Terrell, and Lena Glaser

The Voting Wars: From Florida 2000 to the Next Election Meltdown

by Richard L. Hasen

The Explosions from Wolf Hall

Wolf Hall

based on the novels by Hilary Mantel, written by Peter Straughan, and directed by Peter Kosminsky

Wolf Hall Part One and Wolf Hall Part Two: Bring Up the Bodies

adapted by Mike Poulton from the novels by Hilary Mantel, directed by Jeremy Herrin, and produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company

Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies: The Stage Adaptation

by Mike Poulton

Unhappy Days for America

‘Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis’ by Robert Putnam

Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis

by Robert D. Putnam

Money and Your Soul

The Ransom of the Soul: Afterlife and Wealth in Early Western Christianity

by Peter Brown

The Best Man Among Us

Tony Judt’s ‘When the Facts Change: Essays’

When the Facts Change: Essays, 1995–2010

by Tony Judt, edited and with an introduction by Jennifer Homans

Revelations from Outer Space

Beyond generating awe and wonder, what scientific purposes do astronomical images serve?

Cosmigraphics: Picturing Space Through Time

by Michael Benson

You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes—Photographs from the International Space Station

by Chris Hadfield


a film directed by Christopher Nolan

The Science of Interstellar

by Kip Thorne, with a foreword by Christopher Nolan

How & How Not to Be Good

The Most Good You Can Do: How Effective Altruism Is Changing Ideas About Living Ethically

by Peter Singer

The Weird and Instructive Story of Eduard Limonov

Limonov: The Outrageous Adventures of the Radical Soviet Poet Who Became a Bum in New York, a Sensation in France, and a Political Antihero in Russia

by Emmanuel Carrère, translated from the French by John Lambert

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