Contents


The Collision Sport on Trial

Against Football: One Fan’s Reluctant Manifesto by Steve Almond

The Game’s Not Over: In Defense of Football by Gregg Easterbrook

Billion-Dollar Ball: A Journey Through the Big-Money Culture of College Football by Gilbert M. Gaul

League of Denial: The NFL, Concussions, and the Battle for Truth by Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru

Concussion a film directed by Peter Landesman

Requiem for a Running Back a documentary film directed by Rebecca Carpenter

His Way

Sinatra’s Century: One Hundred Notes on the Man and His World by David Lehman

Sinatra: The Chairman by James Kaplan

The Real Legacy of Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine a documentary film directed by Alex Gibney

Steve Jobs a film directed by Danny Boyle

Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader by Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli

A Different T.S. Eliot

Young Eliot: From St. Louis to The Waste Land by Robert Crawford

The Poems of T.S. Eliot, Volume I: Collected and Uncollected Poems edited by Christopher Ricks and Jim McCue

The Poems of T.S. Eliot, Volume II: Practical Cats and Further Verses edited by Christopher Ricks and Jim McCue

Contributors

David Cole is the National Legal Director of the ACLU and the Honorable George J. Mitchell Professor in Law and Public Policy at the Georgetown University Law Center. His most recent book is Engines of Liberty: How Citizen Movements Succeed. 
(September 2018)

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

Sue Halpern is a regular contributor to The New York Review and a Scholar-in-Residence at Middlebury. Her latest book is a novel, Summer Hours at the Robbers Library. (September 2018)

Diane Johnson is a novelist and critic. She is the author of Lulu in Marrakech and Le Divorce, among other novels, and a memoir, Flyover Lives.
 (October 2017)

Janet Malcolm’s latest book is Forty-one False Starts: Essays on Artists and Writers. Her next essay collection, Nobody’s Looking at You, will be published next year. (July 2018)

David Maraniss is an Associate Editor at The ­Washington Post. His books include When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi and, in 2015, Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story. (February 2016)

Wyatt Mason is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine and a Writer in Residence at Bard, where he is a Senior Fellow of the Hannah Arendt Center. 

(July 2018)

Edward Mendelson is Lionel Trilling Professor in the Humanities at Columbia. His latest book is Early Auden, Later Auden: A Critical Biography.
 (September 2017)

Geoffrey O’Brien’s books include The Phantom Empire: Movies in the Mind of the 20th Century, Stolen Glimpses, Captive Shadows: Writing on Film, 2002–2012, and, most recently, the poetry collection The Blue Hill. (August 2018)

Jon Pareles is the chief critic of popular music for The New York Times. His most recent book is Keeping Time: The Photographs of Don Hunstein.
 (December 2016)

Jed Perl’s latest book is the first volume of his biography of Alexander Calder, The Conquest of Time.
 (August 2018)

Darryl Pinckney’s most recent book is a novel, Black Deutschland. (August 2018)

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

Gregor Peter Schmitz is the Berlin Bureau Chief for the German ­magazine WirtschaftsWoche and the coauthor with George Soros of The Tragedy of the European Union: ­Disintegration or Revival?
 (February 2016)

Frederick Seidel’s new book of poems, Peaches Goes It Alone, will be out this fall. (September 2018)

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

Rosanna Warren is the Hanna Holborn Gray Distinguished Service Professor in the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. Her most recent book of poems is Ghost in a Red Hat.
 (June 2017)

Garry Wills, whose most recent book is What the Qur’an Meant: And Why It Matters, is the 2018 commencement speaker at Zaytuna College, the first accredited Muslim campus in America. (June 2018)