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 latest book is Engines of Liberty: How Citizen Movements Succeed. (July 2020)

Michael Greenberg is the author of Hurry Down Sunshine and Beg, Borrow, and Steal: A Writer’s Life.
 (May 2020)

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.
 (December 2019)

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 Nobody’s Looking at You, a collection of essays. (April 2020)

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.
 (March 2019)

Geoffrey O’Brien’s books include The Phantom Empire and Sonata for Jukebox. His Where Did Poetry Come From? will be ­published in the spring.
 
(February 2020)

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 Calder: The Conquest of Space, the second and concluding 
volume of his biography of the American sculptor, has just been published. (May 2020)

Darryl Pinckney’s most recent book is Busted in New York and Other Essays. (March 2020)

Jed S. Rakoff is a United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York. (May 2020)

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 latest book of poems, Peaches Goes It Alone, was published last year. (November 2019)

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, a journalist and historian, is the author of numerous books, including Nixon Agonistes (1970), Inventing America (1978), Explaining America: The Federalist (1981), and Lincoln at Gettysburg (1993), which won a Pulitzer Prize that year. His most recent book is What the Qur’an Meant: And Why It Matters (2017). (November 2019)