Catching Hold of the Devious City

The New York School: Photographs, 1936–1963 by Jane Livingston

Saul Leiter: Early Black and White with essays by Max Kozloff and Jane Livingston

In No Great Hurry: 13 Lessons in Life with Saul Leiter a documentary film by Tomas Leach

Saul Leiter: Early Color with an introduction by Martin Harrison

Saul Leiter: Retrospektive edited by Ingo Taubhorn and Brigitte Woischnik, with essays by Adam Harrison Levy, Vince Aletti, Margit Erb, and others

The Frenzy About High-Tech Talent

Falling Behind?: Boom, Bust, and the Global Race for Scientific Talent by Michael S. Teitelbaum

Occupational Outlook Handbook: 2014–2015 by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics

A National Talent Strategy a report by the Microsoft Corporation

How to Secure Your H-1B Visa: A Practical Guide for International Professionals and Their US Employers by James A. Bach and Robert G. Werner

The Smartest Kids in the World and How They Got That Way by Amanda Ripley

Introduction to Technocracy by Howard Scott and others

Our Universities: The Outrageous Reality

Degrees of Inequality: How the Politics of Higher Education Sabotaged the American Dream by Suzanne Mettler

The Student Loan Mess: How Good Intentions Created a Trillion-Dollar Problem by Joel Best and Eric Best

Financing American Higher Education in the Era of Globalization by William Zumeta, David W. Breneman, Patrick M. Callan, and Joni E. Finney

Locus of Authority: The Evolution of Faculty Roles in the Governance of Higher Education by William G. Bowen and Eugene M. Tobin

Paying for the Party: How College Maintains Inequality by Elizabeth A. Armstrong and Laura T. Hamilton

Aspiring Adults Adrift: Tentative Transitions of College Graduates by Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa

The Hard-Won Truth of the North

German Autumn by Stig Dagerman, translated from the Swedish by Robin Fulton Macpherson, with a foreword by Mark Kurlansky

Island of the Doomed by Stig Dagerman, translated from the Swedish by Laurie Thompson, with a foreword by J.M.G. Le Clézio

A Burnt Child by Stig Dagerman, translated from the Swedish by Benjamin Mier-Cruz, with an introduction by Per Olov Enquist

Sleet: Selected Stories by Stig Dagerman, translated from the Swedish by Steven Hartman, with a preface by Alice McDermott

Two Cheers for the Middle Ages!

The Middle Ages by Johannes Fried, translated from the German by Peter Lewis

1381: The Year of the Peasants’ Revolt by Juliet Barker

Dark Mirror: The Medieval Origins of Anti-Jewish Iconography by Sara Lipton

The Anatomy of Hell

KL: A History of the Nazi Concentration Camps by Nikolaus Wachsmann

Before Auschwitz: Jewish Prisoners in the Prewar Concentration Camps by Kim Wünschmann

Ravensbrück: Life and Death in Hitler’s Concentration Camp for Women by Sarah Helm

Female SS Guards and Workaday Violence: The Majdanek Concentration Camp, 1942–1944 by Elissa Mailänder, translated from the German by Patricia Szobar

The Liberation of the Camps: The End of the Holocaust and Its Aftermath by Dan Stone

Forgotten Trials of the Holocaust by Michael J. Bazyler and Frank M. Tuerkheimer

Le Jazz Hot

After Django: Making Jazz in Postwar France by Tom Perchard

Jazz/Black Power by Philippe Carles and Jean-Louis Comolli, translated from the French by Grégory Pierrot

Rescuing Wonderful Shivery Tales

The Complete First Edition: The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, translated from the German and edited by Jack Zipes, and illustrated by Andrea Dezsö

Grimm Legacies: The Magic Spell of the Grimms’ Folk and Fairy Tales by Jack Zipes

Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm by Philip Pullman

Selected Tales of the Brothers Grimm translated from the German, selected, and with an afterword by Peter Wortsman

The Turnip Princess and Other Newly Discovered Fairy Tales by Franz Xaver von Schönwerth, compiled, edited, and with a foreword by Erika Eichenseer, and translated from the German with an introduction and commentary by Maria Tatar


Neal Ascherson is the author of Black Sea, Stone Voices: The Search for Scotland and the novel Death of the Fronsac. He is an Honorary Professor at the Institute of ­Archaeology, University ­College London. (May 2018)

David Bromwich is Sterling Professor of English at Yale. Moral Imagination, a collection of his essays, was recently published in paperback. (October 2017)

Dan Chiasson’s fourth collection of poetry is Bicentennial. He teaches at Wellesley. (June 2017)

Eric Christiansen is a Fellow Emeritus of New College, ­Oxford, and the author of The Northern Crusades. (July 2015)

Andrew Delbanco is Alexander Hamilton Professor of American Studies at Columbia.
 (November 2016)

J. H. Elliott is Regius Professor Emeritus of Modern History at ­Oxford. His books include Spain, Europe and the Wider World, 1500–1800 and ­History in the Making. (June 2016)

Richard J. Evans is Regius Professor Emeritus of ­History at the University of Cambridge and President of Wolfson College, Cambridge. He is the author of The Third Reich at War and, most 
recently, ­Altered Pasts.

Tim Flannery’s books include Chasing Kangaroos: A Continent, a Scientist, and a Search for the World’s Most Extraordinary Creature and Atmosphere of Hope: Searching for Solutions to the Climate Crisis.
 (August 2018)

Michael Greenberg is the author of Hurry Down Sunshine and Beg, Borrow, and Steal: A Writer’s Life. 
(August 2017)

Andrew Hacker teaches political science and mathematics at Queens College. His new book, The Math Myth and Other STEM ­Delusions, will appear next March.
 (July 2015)

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)

Karl Kirchwey directs the Creative Writing Program at Boston University. His poem in this issue is from his new collection, Stumbling Blocks: Roman Poems. (July 2015)

Ann Kjellberg, a former contributing editor at The New York ­Review, is editor of the literary magazine Little Star and literary executor of the estate of Joseph Brodsky.

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)

Fiona Maccarthy’s most recent book is The Last Pre-Raphaelite: Edward Burne-Jones and the Victorian Imagination. (February 2017)

Peter N. Miller is a professor at Bard Graduate Center, where he is also the Dean. His latest book, Peiresc’s Mediterranean World, was published in May. (July 2015)

Evan Osnos is a New Yorker staff writer and the author most recently of Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China. (July 2015)

Rachel Polonsky is a Fellow of Murray Edwards College at the University of Cambridge and an Affiliated Lecturer in Slavonic Studies there. Her most recent book is Molotov’s Magic Lantern: A Journey in Russian History. (July 2015)

Malise Ruthven’s books include Islam in the World and Fundamentalism: The Search for Meaning. He recently edited Carving Up the Globe: An Atlas of Diplomacy, to be published in June.
 (June 2018)

Adam Shatz is a Contributing Editor at the London ­Review of Books. (June 2018)

George Soros is chairman of Soros Fund Management LLC and the Open Society Foundations. (November 2016)

Colm Tóibín is Irene and Sidney B. Silverman Professor of the ­Humanities at Columbia. His latest book is the novel House of Names. (April 2018)

Marina Warner is President of the Royal Society of Literature and Professor of English and Creative Writing at Birkbeck College, University of London. Her books include Alone of All Her Sex: The Myth and the Cult of the Virgin Mary, Once Upon a Time: A Short History of Fairy Tale, and a new essay collection, Forms of Enchantment: Writings on Art and Artists, to be published in September. (June 2018)

Gordon Wood is the Alva O. Way University Professor Emeritus at Brown. His new book, Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, will be published in the fall.
 (May 2017)