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The Great & Beautiful Lost Kingdoms

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

Big Dangers for the Next Election

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

Revelations from Outer Space

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

Interstellar a film directed by Christopher Nolan

The Science of Interstellar by Kip Thorne, with a foreword by Christopher Nolan

Contributors

Marianne Boruch’s most recent books are ­Eventually One Dreams the Real Thing, a collection of poems, and The Little Death of Self: Nine Essays Toward Poetry. (October 2017)

G.W. Bowersock is Professor Emeritus of Ancient History at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. His most recent book is The Crucible of Islam. (June 2018)

William Dalrymple’s books include The Last Mughal: The Fall of a Dynasty, Delhi 1857 and Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan, 1839–42. He is Codirector of the Jaipur Literature Festival.
 (November 2016)

Robert Darnton’s A Literary Tour de France: The World of Books on the Eve of the French Revolution was published in February. He is the Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and University Librarian Emeritus at Harvard. (June 2018)

Elizabeth Drew is the author of fourteen books, including Washington Journal: Reporting Watergate and Richard Nixon’s Downfall, which was expanded and reissued in 2014.

Jonathan Freedland is an editorial-page columnist for The Guardian. His latest novel is To Kill the President, published under the pseudonym Sam Bourne.
 (August 2018)

Masha Gessen is the author of The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia, which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction in 2017. She is a staff writer at The New Yorker. (February 2018)

John Gray is Emeritus Professor of European Thought at the London School of Economics. His next book, Seven Types of Atheism, will be published in September. (March 2018)

Jerome Groopman is the Recanati Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Chief of Experimental Medicine at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and a staff writer at The New Yorker. He is the coauthor, with Pamela Hartzband, of Your Medical Mind: How to Decide What Is Right for You. 
(June 2018)

Joshua Hammer is a former Newsweek Bureau Chief and Correspondent-­at-Large in Africa and the Middle East. His latest book is The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu and Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts. Travel for his story in this issue was supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. (April 2018)

Verlyn Klinkenborg’s books include Several Short Sentences About Writing and Timothy; or, Notes of an Abject Reptile.
 (February 2018)

Nicholas Lemann is a Professor at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and a staff writer at The New Yorker. His books include The Big Test: The Secret History of the American Meritocracy and The Promised Land: The Great Black Migration and How It Changed America. (June 2017)

Phillip Lopate’s most recent book is A Mother’s Tale. He is a Professor in the MFA nonfiction writing program at Columbia.

 (June 2018)

Priyamvada Natarajan is a Professor in the Departments of Astronomy and Physics at Yale and the author of Mapping the Heavens: The Radical Scientific Ideas That Reveal the 
Cosmos.
 (May 2017)

Fintan O’Toole is a columnist with The Irish Times and Leonard L. Milberg Visiting Lecturer in Irish Letters at Prince­ton. His writings on Brexit have won both the European Press Prize and the Orwell Prize for journalism. (June 2018)

Jed S. Rakoff is a United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York. (April 2018)

C.K. Williams’s most recent collection of poems is All at Once: Prose Poems. His Selected Later Poems will be published in the fall. (May 2015)