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A Most Successful Woman

Vigée Le Brun an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, February 15–May 15, 2016; and at the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, June 10–Sepember 11, 2016.

“Mundus Muliebris”: Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun, peintre de l’Ancien régime féminin [“Mundus Muliebris”: Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun, Female Painter of the Ancien Regime] by Marc Fumaroli

Looking for Citizen Welles

Young Orson: The Years of Luck and Genius on the Path to Citizen Kane by Patrick McGilligan

Orson Welles: One-Man Band by Simon Callow

Broadcast Hysteria: Orson Welles’s War of the Worlds and the Art of Fake News by A. Brad Schwartz

Orson Welles’s Last Movie: The Making of The Other Side of the Wind by Josh Karp

Chimes at Midnight a film directed by Orson Welles

Solving the Mystery of the Schools

The Prize: Who’s in Charge of America’s Schools? by Dale Russakoff

Mission High: One School, How Experts Tried to Fail It, and the Students and Teachers Who Made It Triumph by Kristina Rizga

How the French Face Terror

Open Letter: On Blasphemy, Islamophobia, and the True Enemies of Free Expression by Charb, with a foreword by Adam Gopnik

Who Is Charlie?: Xenophobia and the New Middle Class by Emmanuel Todd, translated from the French by Andrew Brown, with maps and diagrams by Philippe Laforgue

Situation de la France [France’s Situation] by Pierre Manent

Terreur dans l’Hexagone: Genèse du djihad français [Terror in the Hexagon: The Genesis of French Jihadism] by Gilles Kepel, with Antoine Jardin

The Frank Gehry Story

Building Art: The Life and Work of Frank Gehry by Paul Goldberger

Frank Gehry an exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, September 13, 2015–March 20, 2016

Napoleon: The Unsolved Enigma

Napoleon: A Life by Andrew Roberts

Napoleon: Soldier of Destiny by Michael Broers

Bonaparte: 1769–1802 by Patrice Gueniffey, translated from the French by Steven Rendall

Contributors

Dan Chiasson’s fourth collection of poetry is Bicentennial. He teaches at Wellesley.
 (June 2019)

Steven Englund is the author of, among other books, Napoleon: A Political Life. (March 2016)

Mark Lilla is Professor of Humanities at Columbia. He is the author of The Shipwrecked Mind: On Political Reaction and, most recently, The Once and Future Liberal: After Identity Politics.
 Visit marklilla.com. (December 2018)

Jessica T. Mathews was President of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace from 1997 until 2015 and is now a Distinguished Fellow there. She has served in the State Department and on the National Security Council staff in the White House. (July 2019)

Anka Muhlstein was awarded the Prix Goncourt in 1996 for her biography of Astolphe de Custine and has twice received the History Prize of the French Academy. Her most recent book is The Pen and the Brush: How Passion for Art Shaped Nineteenth-Century French Novels.
 (December 2018)

Geoffrey O’Brien’s books include The Phantom Empire, Stolen Glimpses, Captive Shadows: Writing on Film, 2002–2012, and, most recently, the poetry collection The Blue Hill. 
(November 2019)

Tim Parks is the author of many novels, translations, and works of nonfiction, most recently Out of My Head: On the Trail of Consciousness and the novel In Extremis. (October 2019)

Diane Ravitch is Research Professor of Education at NYU. Her most recent book is Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s Public Schools. (December 2017)

Ingrid D. Rowland is a Professor at the University of Notre Dame’s Rome Global Gateway. Her latest books are The Collector of Lives: Giorgio Vasari and the Invention of Art, cowritten with Noah Charney, and The Divine Spark of Syracuse. (September 2019)

Michael Tomasky is a Special Correspondent for The Daily Beast, the Editor of Democracy: A Journal of Ideas, and a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times. His book If We Can Keep It: How the Republic ­Collapsed, and How It Might Be Saved was published this year.
 (December 2019)

Jeremy Waldron is University Professor at the NYU School of Law. His books include The Harm in Hate Speech and, most recently, One Another’s Equals: The Basis of Human Equality.
 (June 2017)

Garry Wills’s most recent book is What the Qur’an Meant: And Why It Matters. (November 2019)

Michael Wood is Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at Princeton. His most recent book is On Empson.