Contents


Who Is Xi?

Xi Zhongxun zhuan [Biography of Xi Zhongxun] by the Editorial Committee for the Biography of Xi Zhongxun

Xi Jinping: Red China, the Next Generation by Agnès Andrésy

Zoubutong de “hongse diguo zhilu” [The “Road of Red Empire” That Cannot Be Traversed] an article by Li Weidong

China’s Future by David Shambaugh

Open the Cages!

The Humane Economy: How Innovators and Enlightened Consumers Are Transforming the Lives of Animals by Wayne Pacelle

Wonders in the Met’s New Box

Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible an exhibition at The Met Breuer, New York City, March 18–September 4, 2016

Nasreen Mohamedi: Waiting Is a Part of Intense Living an exhibition at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, September 22, 2015–January 11, 2016; and The Met Breuer, New York City, March 18–June 5, 2016

Relation: A Performance Residency by Vijay Iyer

James Baldwin & the Fear of a Nation

All Those Strangers: The Art and Lives of James Baldwin by Douglas Field

Early Novels and Stories by James Baldwin, edited by Toni Morrison

Collected Essays by James Baldwin, edited by Toni Morrison

Later Novels by James Baldwin, edited by Darryl Pinckney

The Cross of Redemption: Uncollected Writings by James Baldwin, edited and with an introduction by Randall Kenan

Art That Reclaims the Ignored

Peter Fischli David Weiss: How to Work Better an exhibition at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, February 5–April 27, 2016; and the Museo Jumex, Mexico City, June 9–September 17, 2016

Which Matisse Do You Choose?

Matisse in the Barnes Foundation edited by Yve-Alain Bois

Graphic Passion: Matisse and the Book Arts an exhibition at the Morgan Library and Museum, New York City, October 30, 2015–January 18, 2016

Ellsworth Kelly: Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings, Reliefs, and Sculpture, Volume 1, 1940–1953 by Yve-Alain Bois

You Laugh Uncontrollably

Mr. Kafka and Other Tales from the Time of the Cult by Bohumil Hrabal, translated from the Czech by Paul Wilson

Dancing Lessons for the Advanced in Age by Bohumil Hrabal, translated from the Czech by Michael Henry Heim, with an introduction by Adam Thirlwell

Stalin’s Man in Mayfair

The Maisky Diaries: Red Ambassador to the Court of St James’s, 1932–1943 edited by Gabriel Gorodetsky and translated from the Russian by Tatiana Sorokina and Oliver Ready

Contributors

Natalie Angier writes about science for The New York Times. She is the author of The Beauty of the Beastly: New Views on the Nature of Life, among other books. (May 2019)

Jeremy Bernstein is a theoretical physicist and the author, most recently, of A Bouquet of Numbers and Other Scientific Offerings, a collection of essays.
 (December 2016).

Alfred Corn is the author, most recently, of Miranda’s Book, a novel, and Unions, a collection of poems.
 (May 2016)

Paul Eprile is a poet and translator. His translation of Jean Giono’s novel Hill has just been published. (May 2016)

James Fenton is a British poet and literary critic. From 1994 until 1999, he was Oxford Professor of Poetry; in 2015 he was awarded the PEN Pinter Prize. He is the author of School of Genius: A History of the Royal Academy of Arts and, most recently, Yellow Tulips: Poems, 1968–2011.
 (May 2019)

Alma Guillermoprieto, who writes regularly for The New York Review about Latin America, is the author of Dancing with Cuba: A Memoir of the Revolution, among other books. (June 2019)

Joshua Hammer is a former Newsweek Bureau Chief and Correspondent-­at-Large in Africa and the Middle East. His new book, The Falcon Thief: A True Tale of Adventure, Treachery, and the Hunt for the Perfect Bird, will be published in February.
 (November 2019)

Jennifer Homans is the author of Apollo’s Angels: A ­History of Ballet and the Founder and Director of the Center for Ballet and the Arts at NYU. She is working on a biography of George Balanchine. (January 2019)

Michael Ignatieff is President of Central European University in Budapest. His books include Isaiah Berlin: A Life and The Ordinary Virtues: Moral Order in a Divided World. (June 2018)

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)

Andrew J. Nathan is the Class of 1919 Professor of ­Political Science at Columbia. His books include China’s Search for ­Security, co­written with Andrew Scobell. (May 2018)

Jed Perl’s latest book is the first volume of his biography of ­Alexander Calder, The Conquest of Time. (October 2019)

Francine Prose is Distinguished Writer in Residence at Bard. Her newest book is a collection of essays, What to Read and Why.
 (November 2018)

Jed S. Rakoff is a United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York. (September 2019)

Nathaniel Rich’s latest novel is King Zeno. His next book, Losing Earth: A Recent History, will be published in April.
 (March 2019)

John Richardson (1924–2019) was a curator, art historian, and author of a multivolume biography of Pablo Picasso.

Rainier Maria Rilke (1875–1926) was a poet and novelist.

Larry Rohter was Rio de Janeiro Bureau Chief for The New York Times from 1999 to 2007. He is the author of two books about Brazil and is working on a biography of the explorer and statesman Candido Rondon. (December 2018)

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)

Willibald Sauerländer is a former Director of the Central Institute for Art History in Munich. His latest book is Manet Paints Monet: A Summer in Argenteuil. (May 2016)

Sanford Schwartz is the author of Christen Købke and ­William Nicholson. (December 2019)

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

Charles Simic has been Poet Laureate of the United States. Come Closer and Listen, his latest book of poems, will be out next year. (August 2018)

Peter Singer is the Ira W. Decamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton and Laureate Professor at the University of Melbourne. His books include Animal Liberation, Practical Ethics, The Most Good You Can Do, and, most recently, Famine, Affluence, and Morality. (May 2016)

Patricia Storace is the author of Heredity, a volume of poems, Dinner with Persephone, a travel memoir about Greece, and Sugar Cane, a children’s book. She is the author most recently of the novel A Book of Heaven.

 (December 2018)

Keith Thomas is an Honorary Fellow of All Souls ­College, Oxford. His latest book is In Pursuit of Civility: Manners and Civilization in Early Modern England. (January 2019)