Trump Is Violating the Constitution

The president is supposed to serve the American people, not himself.

Freud: What’s Left?

Freud: In His Time and Ours

by Élisabeth Roudinesco, translated from the French by Catherine Porter

Picabia’s Big Moment

A reevaluation of the complex French artist

Francis Picabia: Our Heads Are Round So Our Thoughts Can Change Direction

an exhibition at the Kunsthaus Zürich, June 3–September 25, 2016; and the Museum of Modern Art, New York City, November 20, 2016–March 19, 2017

How Assad Is Winning

The war is far from over.

Spielberg: The Inner Lives of a Genius

A curiously enigmatic figure, who in the midst of his worldwide fame manages to hide in plain sight

Steven Spielberg: A Life in Films

by Molly Haskell

Duterte’s Last Hurrah: On the Road to Martial Law

“I might go down in history as the butcher,” Rodrigo Duterte has said. “It’s up to you.”

A Vast and Terrifying Saga


by Annie Proulx

The Man Who Knew Better

Sebastian Mallaby’s ‘The Man Who Knew: The Life and Times of Alan Greenspan’

The Man Who Knew: The Life and Times of Alan Greenspan

by Sebastian Mallaby

Inexhaustible & Brilliant

Dome of the Hidden Pavilion: New Poems

by James Tate

The Sea Swallows People

Fire at Sea

a film by Gianfranco Rosi

All at Sea: The Policy Challenges of Rescue, Interception, and Long-Term Response to Maritime Migration

by Kathleen Newland, with Elizabeth Collett, Kate Hooper, and Sarah Flamm

Cast Away: True Stories of Survival from Europe’s Refugee Crisis

by Charlotte McDonald-Gibson

Can We Ever Master King Lear?

The One King Lear

by Sir Brian Vickers

How the US Began Its Empire

Stephen Kinzer’s ‘The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire’

The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire

by Stephen Kinzer

Frail, Funny, and Prescient About Our Mess

Beryl Bainbridge: Love by All Sorts of Means: A Biography

by Brendan King

Scholars Behind Bars

The big reason for prisoners’ superior college education? They work harder at it.

College in Prison: Reading in an Age of Mass Incarceration

by Daniel Karpowitz

Liberating Minds: The Case for College in Prison

by Ellen Condliffe Lagemann

Notes from the Field

a one-woman show written and performed by Anna Deavere Smith and directed by Leonard Foglia

‘I Heard Voices in My Head’

The Prelude: 1805

by William Wordsworth, edited and with an introduction by James Engell and Michael D. Raymond

Rocking, Twirling, Happy, Silent…

Best Boy

by Eli Gottlieb

The Boy Who Went Away

by Eli Gottlieb

Portraits Put to Use—and Misuse

The Face of Britain: A History of the Nation Through Its Portraits

by Simon Schama

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