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Fathers & Daughters

The unnerving comedy of Louis C.K.

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.


A Presumption of Guilt

The legacy of lynching and how it still shapes American criminal justice


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


The Nihilism of Julian Assange

Laura Poitras’s ‘Risk’

Risk

a documentary film directed by Laura Poitras


The Passion and Rage of Arundhati Roy

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

by Arundhati Roy


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 Class Renegade

Édouard Louis’s ‘The End of Eddy’

The End of Eddy

by Édouard Louis, translated from the French by Michael Lucey


The Perennial Student

The art of Camille Pissarro

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

Two new genetic technologies have started a scientific and medical revolution.

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


Myths, Tribes & Troubles

Modern Gods

by Nick Laird


An Elusive Cold War Star

The strange and complicated life of pianist Van Cliburn

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


Something Grander Than a Novel

The Novel of the Century: The Extraordinary Adventure of Les Misérables

by David Bellos


Putting Profits Ahead of Patients

Health care in the US is enormously costly, often in ways that are baffling not only to patients but to doctors themselves.

An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back

by Elisabeth Rosenthal

Getting Risk Right: Understanding the Science of Elusive Health Risks

by Geoffrey C. Kabat

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