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Picabia’s Big Moment

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

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

Scholars Behind Bars

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

Contributors

Roger Alcaly is a hedge fund manager and author of The New Economy. (February 2017)

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. (October 2019)

Frederick C. Crews’s new book, Freud: The Making of an Illusion, will be published in the fall.
 (February 2017)

Jason DeParle is a reporter for The New York Times. His book on global immigration will be published next year.
 
(August 2018)

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)

Ian Frazier is the author of eleven books, including Great Plains, Family, On the Rez, and Hogs Wild: Selected Reporting Pieces. (August 2019)

Charles Glass is a former ABC News Chief Middle East Correspondent. He is the author of Syria Burning and, most recently, They Fought Alone: The True Story of the Starr Brothers, British Secret Agents in Nazi-Occupied France. (December 2019)

Stephen Greenblatt is Cogan University Professor of the ­Humanities at Harvard. He is the author of The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve: The Story That Created Us and Tyrant: Shakespeare on Politics, which was published this year.
 (December 2018)

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)

Jackson Lears is Board of Governors Distinguished Professor of History at Rutgers, Editor in Chief of Raritan, and the author of Rebirth of a Nation: The Making of Modern America, 1877–1920, among other books.
 (February 2019)

Phillip Lopate’s most recent book is A Mother’s Tale. He is a Professor in the MFA nonfiction writing program at Columbia.
 (January 2019)

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)

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

Alice Spawls is an editor at the London Review of Books. (April 2018)

Helen Vendler is the Arthur Kingsley Porter University Professor Emerita in the Department of English at Harvard. Her latest book is The Ocean, the Bird, and the Scholar, a collection of essays. (December 2019)

Jonathan Zimmerman is Professor of History of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. His most recent book is The Case for Contention: Teaching Controversial Issues in American Schools, with Emily Robertson. (March 2019)