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The Dangerous Election

The strangest and least predictable presidential campaign we’ve ever seen

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


Secrets of an Underground Man

Darryl Pinckney’s ‘Black Deutschland’

Black Deutschland

by Darryl Pinckney


L’Avventura

In Other Words

by Jhumpa Lahiri, translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein


On the Supreme Court Battlefield

Do we want our judges to be heroes?

Constitutional Personae

by Cass R. Sunstein


Looking for Citizen Welles

On four new books about the director

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


Crossing the Invisible Line

The astonishing work of poet Eileen Myles

I Must Be Living Twice: New and Selected Poems, 1975–2014

by Eileen Myles

Chelsea Girls

by Eileen Myles

Inferno (A Poet’s Novel)

by Eileen Myles


Solving the Mystery of the Schools

Education reform today is like Dr. Seuss’s ‘Yertle the Turtle’

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

Four recent books show a country going through the classic stages of trauma

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

A career conspicuously devoted to the service of wealth and celebrity

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

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