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Big Rocket Man

Who will stop Trump?

Super Goethe

He alarmed people as much as he charmed them, not only by his sudden flare-ups and his unpredictable antics, but by his foul language.

Goethe: Life as a Work of Art

by Rüdiger Safranski, translated from the German by David Dollenmayer


Objectifying Male Birds

One Hot Summer: Dickens, Darwin, Disraeli, and the Great Stink of 1858

by Rosemary Ashton

The Evolution of Beauty: How Darwin’s Forgotten Theory of Mate Choice Shapes the Animal World—and Us

by Richard O. Prum


Lies

A short story

Hail Balanchine

‘Serenade’ has no story or narrative. It is internal—inward, like the music, and more of a prayer or ritual than a theatrical spectacle.

Donald Trump’s Brains

A battle for the future of conservatism is being fought between neoconservatives and pro-Trump thinkers associated with the Claremont Institute

The Political Theory of the American Founding: Natural Rights, Public Policy, and the Moral Conditions of Freedom

by Thomas G. West

American Greatness: How Conservatism Inc. Missed the 2016 Election and What the D.C. Establishment Needs to Learn

by Chris Buskirk and Seth Leibsohn

Billionaire at the Barricades: The Populist Revolution from Reagan to Trump

by Laura Ingraham

How the Right Lost Its Mind

by Charles J. Sykes

The Spirit of Liberty: At Home, In the World

by Thomas O. Melia and Peter Wehner


Out of Control

After two hundred years, how exactly are we to go back to Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’ itself, as distinct from its proliferating, multimedia myth?

Frankenstein, Or, The Modern Prometheus: Annotated for Scientists, Engineers, and Creators of All Kinds

by Mary Shelley, edited by David H. Guston, Ed Finn, and Jason Scott Robert

The New Annotated Frankenstein

by Mary Shelley, edited and with a foreword and notes by Leslie S. Klinger


God’s Oppressed Children

Sujatha Gidla’s ‘Ants Among Elephants: An Untouchable Family and the Making of Modern India’

Ants Among Elephants: An Untouchable Family and the Making of Modern India

by Sujatha Gidla


Dinner from Hell

The Exterminating Angel

an opera by Thomas Adès, with a libretto by Tom Cairns and Thomas Adès based on a screenplay by Luis Buñuel and Luis Alcoriza, directed by Tom Cairns


Rome on the Hudson

Mike Wallace’s ‘Greater Gotham: A History of New York City from 1898 to 1919’

Greater Gotham: A History of New York City from 1898 to 1919

by Mike Wallace


The Art of Pleasure

Renoir and Friends: Luncheon of the Boating Party

an exhibition at the Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., October 7, 2017–January 7, 2018

Renoir: An Intimate Biography

by Barbara Ehrlich White


The Man from Red Vienna

What are we to make of Karl Polanyi? And what lessons might he offer for the present moment?

Karl Polanyi: A Life on the Left

by Gareth Dale


Dress British, Think Yiddish

What You Did Not Tell: A Russian Past and the Journey Home

by Mark Mazower


A Stoic in Nero’s Court

The Cambridge Companion to Seneca

edited by Shadi Bartsch and Alessandro Schiesaro

Seneca: The Complete Tragedies, Volume 1

edited by Shadi Bartsch; translated from the Latin by Shadi Bartsch, Susanna Braund, Alex Dressler, and Elaine Fantham

Seneca: The Complete Tragedies, Volume 2

edited by Shadi Bartsch; translated from the Latin by Shadi Bartsch, Susanna Braund, and David Konstan


The Voice of Authority

Forest Dark

by Nicole Krauss


The Man Who Lost an Empire

Gorbachev: His Life and Times

by William Taubman


Boogie Nights

Before Pictures

by Douglas Crimp


Positive Thinking

Exact Thinking in Demented Times: The Vienna Circle and the Epic Quest for the Foundations of Science

by Karl Sigmund


Street Fighting Woman

‘Goddess of Anarchy: The Life and Times of Lucy Parsons, American Radical’ by Jacqueline Jones

Goddess of Anarchy: The Life and Times of Lucy Parsons, American Radical

by Jacqueline Jones


Texas Chronicles

Thalia: A Texas Trilogy

by Larry McMurtry


The Piano Ain’t Got No Wrong Notes

Good Things Happen Slowly: A Life In and Out of Jazz

by Fred Hersch

The Ballad of Fred Hersch

a documentary film directed by Charlotte Lagarde and Carrie Lozano

Open Book

an album by Fred Hersch


Kick Against the Pricks

In the tallest skyscrapers and plushest hotels of the most advanced economies, many high-profile men have been acting the part of feudal lords.

Be Fierce: Stop Harassment and Take Your Power Back

by Gretchen Carlson


More Light!

In David Hockney’s work, the video and the iPad lie side by side with the canvas and photo composite, all surfaces intended to please

David Hockney

an exhibition at Tate Britain, London, February 9–May 29, 2017; the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, June 19–October 23, 2017; and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, November 20, 2017–February 25, 2018

A History of Pictures: From the Cave to the Computer Screen

by David Hockney and Martin Gayford

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