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Fathers & Daughters

Louie a television series created by Louis C.K.

2017 a stand-up comedy special created by Louis C.K. for Netflix

Horace and Pete a Web series created by Louis C.K.

Taking Her Place in American Art

Florine Stettheimer: Painting Poetry an exhibition at the Jewish Museum, New York City, May 5–September 24, 2017; and the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, October 21, 2017–January 28, 2018

Reading the Ruins of Rome

The Atlas of Ancient Rome: Biography and Portraits of the City edited by Andrea Carandini with Paolo Carafa, translated from the Italian by Andrew Campbell Halavais

The Perennial Student

Camille Pissarro: Le premier des impressionnistes an exhibition at the Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris, February 23–July 16, 2017

Pissarro à Éragny: La nature retrouvée an exhibition at the Musée du Luxembourg, Paris, March 16–July 9, 2017

The Supreme Partisan

A Self-Made Man: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln, 1809–1849 by Sidney Blumenthal

Wrestling with His Angel: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln, 1849–1856 by Sidney Blumenthal

The Brave New World of Gene Editing

The Gene Machine: How Genetic Technologies Are Changing the Way We Have Kids—and the Kids We Have by Bonnie Rochman

DNA Is Not Destiny: The Remarkable, Completely Misunderstood Relationship Between You and Your Genes by Steven J. Heine

A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution by Jennifer A. Doudna and Samuel H. Sternberg

An Elusive Cold War Star

When the World Stopped to Listen: Van Cliburn’s Cold War Triumph and Its Aftermath by Stuart Isacoff

Moscow Nights: The Van Cliburn Story—How One Man and His Piano Transformed the Cold War by Nigel Cliff

Contributors

Mary Beard is Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge. Her most recent book is SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome.
 (July 2017)

Julian Bell is a painter based in Lewes, England. A new, rewritten edition of his book What Is Painting? was published in October. (December 2017)

Elaine Blair is a regular contributor to The New York Review. (July 2017)

Peter Brooks, Sterling Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature at Yale, teaches at Princeton. His most recent book is Flaubert in the Ruins of Paris: The Story of a Friendship, a Novel, and a Terrible Year. (April 2018)

Matthew Cobb is Professor of Zoology at the University of Manchester. His most recent book is Life’s Greatest Secret: The Race to Crack the Genetic Code. (July 2017)

Jonathan Freedland is an editorial-page columnist for The Guardian. His latest novel is To Kill the President, published under the pseudonym Sam Bourne.
 (August 2018)

Jerome Groopman is the Recanati Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Chief of Experimental Medicine at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and a staff writer at The New Yorker. He is the coauthor, with Pamela Hartzband, of Your Medical Mind: How to Decide What Is Right for You.
 
(November 2018)

Sue Halpern is a regular contributor to The New York Review and a Scholar-in-Residence at Middlebury. Her latest book is a novel, Summer Hours at the Robbers Library.
 (November 2018)

Pamela Hartzband is Assistant Professor at the Harvard Medical School and Attending Physician in the Division of Endocrinology at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She is the coauthor, with Jerome Groopman, of Your Medical Mind: How to Decide What Is Right for You.


Lawrence Joseph’s sixth book of poems, So Where Are We?, will be published in August. He is the Tinnelly Professor of Law at St. John’s University School of Law. (July 2017)

James Oakes is a Distinguished Professor at the CUNY Graduate Center. His most recent book is The Scorpion’s Sting: Antislavery and the Coming of the Civil War.
 (December 2018)

Tim Page is a Professor at both the Thornton School of Music and the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California. He won the Pulitzer Prize for criticism in 1997 for his writings about music in The Washington Post. (June 2018)

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

Sanford Schwartz is the author of Christen Købke and ­William Nicholson. (December 2018)

Bryan Stevenson is the Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative and the author of Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption. His essay in this issue is drawn from the collection Policing the Black Man: Arrest, Prosecution, and Imprisonment, edited and with an introduction by Angela J. Davis, which will be published in July by Pantheon.
 (July 2017)

Colm Tóibín is Irene and Sidney B. Silverman Professor of the Humanities at Columbia. His latest book is the novel House of Names. (October 2018)

James Walton is a writer and broadcaster. He is the editor of The Faber Book of Smoking and the author of the literary quiz book Who Killed Iago?
 (November 2017)

Christopher de Bellaigue’s most recent book is The Islamic Enlightenment: The Struggle Between Faith and Reason, 1798 to Modern Times. (May 2018)