Contents


Classical Cancan

Jacques Offenbach and the Making of Modern Culture by Laurence Senelick

The Real “Tales of Hoffmann”: Origin, History, and Restoration of an Operatic Masterpiece by Vincent Giroud and Michael Kaye, with a foreword by Plácido Domingo

Les contes d’Hoffmann an opera by Jacques Offenbach, directed by Bartlett Sher, at the Metropolitan Opera, New York City, September 26–October 28, 2017

Divine Lust

Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, November 13, 2017–February 12, 2018

Murderous Majorities

The Rohingyas: Inside Myanmar’s Genocide by Azeem Ibrahim, with a foreword by Muhammad Yunus

Islam and the State in Myanmar: Muslim–Buddhist Relations and the Politics of Belonging edited by Melissa Crouch

The Unmentionable Season of Death

The War Within: Diaries from the Siege of Leningrad by Alexis Peri

Leningrad 1941–1942: Morality in a City Under Siege by Sergey Yarov, translated from the Russian by Arch Tait

Besieged Leningrad: Aesthetic Responses to Urban Disaster by Polina Barskova

Written in the Dark: Five Poets in the Siege of Leningrad edited and with an introduction by Polina Barskova, translated from the Russian by Anand Dibble and seven others

Bitcoin Mania

Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin Is Changing Money, Business, and the World by Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott

Attack of the Fifty Foot Blockchain: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Ethereum and Smart Contracts by David Gerard

Playing It Cool

Alex Katz an exhibition at Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York City, November 5–December 22, 2017

Contributors

Antony Beevor, the author of Stalingrad, is a Visiting Professor at the University of Kent. His latest book is Ardennes 1944: The Battle of the Bulge.
 (January 2018)

Andrew Butterfield is President of Andrew Butterfield Fine Arts. He is the author of The Sculptures of Andrea del Verrocchio, among other books.
 (January 2018)

Prudence Crowther is on the editorial staff of The New York Review. (January 2018)

Martin Filler’s Makers of Modern Architecture, Volume III: From Antoni Gaudí to Maya Lin, a collection of his writing on architecture in these pages, will be published in September. (May 2018)

Ruth Franklin’s most recent book is Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life, for which she received the National Book Critics Circle Award in Biography in 2016.
 (January 2018)

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

Sarah Helm, the former Middle East Correspondent of The Independent, is the author, most recently, of Ravensbrück: Life and Death in Hitler’s Concentration Camp for Women. (January 2018)

Mukul Kesavan teaches the history of colonial India at Jamia Millia Islamia in New Delhi. (January 2018)

Adam Kirsch is a poet and critic. His selection of Lionel Trilling’s letters, Life in Culture, will be published in September. (June 2018)

Roderick Macfarquhar is Leroy B. Williams Research Professor of History and Political Science at Harvard. His latest publication as editor and contributor is The Politics of China: Sixty Years of the People’s Republic of China.
 (January 2018)

James Mann is a Fellow-in-Residence at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies. His books include The Obamians: The Struggle Inside the White House to Redefine American Power and Rise of the Vulcans: The History of Bush’s War Cabinet.

 (January 2018)

Fintan O’Toole is a columnist with The Irish Times and Leonard L. Milberg Visiting Lecturer in Irish Letters at Prince­ton. His writings on Brexit have won both the European Press Prize and the Orwell Prize for journalism. (June 2018)

Thomas Powers’s books include The Man Who Kept the Secrets: Richard Helms and the CIA and Intelligence Wars: American Secret History from Hitler to al-Qaeda. (April 2018)

Alan Ryan is the author of On Tocqueville, On Marx, and the two-volume work On Politics: A History of Political Thought from Herodotus to the Present. 
(January 2018)

David Salle is a painter and essayist. (May 2018)

Raja Shehadeh’s latest book is Where the Line Is Drawn: A Tale of Crossings, Friendships, and Fifty Years of Occupation in Israel-Palestine. He is a founder of the human rights group Al-Haq, an affiliate of the International Commission of Jurists.
 (January 2018)

Geoffrey Wheatcroft’s books include The Controversy of Zion, The Strange Death of Tory England, and Yo, Blair! His latest book, Churchill’s Bust, will be published next year.
 (June 2018)

Emily Wilson is a Professor of Classical Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Her latest book is a new verse translation of the Odyssey. (May 2018)