The Refugees & the New War

It is a mistake to fight the battle your enemies want you to fight

The ‘Mind as a Beautiful Miracle’

The Givenness of Things

by Marilynne Robinson

Challenging the Oligarchy

Robert Reich’s ‘Saving Capitalism’

Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few

by Robert B. Reich

Sublime, Exhilarating del Sarto

Long before they were allowed to apply color, apprentice artists were expected to hone their skills at drawing

Andrea del Sarto: The Renaissance Workshop in Action

an exhibition at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, June 23–September 13, 2015; and the Frick Collection, New York City, October 7, 2015–January 10, 2016

Inside the Emperors’ Clothes

Rome transformed and refashioned the cultures it absorbed, and we live today with the aftermath of its conquests

SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome

by Mary Beard

Dynasty: The Rise and Fall of the House of Caesar

by Tom Holland

Néron en Occident: Une figure de l’histoire

by Donatien Grau

Sex, Money & Collecting

Peggy Guggenheim: The Shock of the Modern

by Francine Prose

Hanging Out with Hitler

MAS: The Modern Architecture Symposia, 1962–1966: A Critical Edition

edited by Rosemarie Haag Bletter and Joan Ockman, with Nancy Eklund Later

Hitler at Home

by Despina Stratigakos

Speer: Hitler’s Architect

by Martin Kitchen

Macbeth Without Evil


a film directed by Justin Kurzel

French Love for Sale

Splendours and Miseries: Images of Prostitution in France, 1850–1910

She Was Houdini’s Greatest Challenge

The Witch of Lime Street: Séance, Seduction, and Houdini in the Spirit World

by David Jaher

How Good Can You Be?

Strangers Drowning: Grappling with Impossible Idealism, Drastic Choices, and the Overpowering Urge to Help

by Larissa MacFarquhar

She Played Hard with Happiness

‘The Complete Stories’ by Clarice Lispector

The Complete Stories

by Clarice Lispector, translated from the Portuguese by Katrina Dodson, edited and with an introduction by Benjamin Moser

Reimagining Journalism: The Story of the One Percent

News organizations need to expose the power and influence of the superrich

Forward Passes

The mixed-race children of the civil rights era and the Second Reconstruction of the 1970s have come of age

Loving Day

by Mat Johnson

Updike’s Violin

Selected Poems

by John Updike, edited by Christopher Carduff, with an introduction by Brad Leithauser

The Meaning of Mahler

How much experience can a piece of music contain before it bursts apart?

Gustav Mahler

by Bruno Walter, with a biographical essay by Ernst Křenek, and an introduction by Erik Ryding

Gustav Mahler’s Symphonic Landscapes

by Thomas Peattie

Mahler’s Symphonic Sonatas

by Seth Monahan

The Charms of George Armstrong Custer

Custer’s Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America

by T.J. Stiles.

The Sultan of Turkey

The consequences of Erdoğan’s dominance

Finding a Lost Ireland

The Dirty Dust/Cré na Cille

by Máirtín Ó Cadhain, translated from the Irish by Alan Titley

The Key/An Eochair

by Máirtín Ó Cadhain, translated from the Irish by Louis de Paor and Lochlainn Ó Tuairisg

Languages of the Night: Minor Languages and the Literary Imagination in Twentieth-Century Ireland and Europe

by Barry McCrea

The Revolutionary Christian Girl

The Match Girl and the Heiress

by Seth Koven

John Hope Franklin: Race & the Meaning of America

On John Hope Franklin, and history as the instrument of change

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