The Worst of the Worst

Michael Wolff’s ‘Fire and Fury’ and David Frum’s ‘Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic’

Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House

by Michael Wolff

Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic

by David Frum

The Heart of Conrad

Joseph Conrad’s heroes were often alone, and close to hostility and danger.

The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global World

by Maya Jasanoff

God’s Own Music

The Anglican choral tradition is one of the great successes of English cultural diffusion

O Sing unto the Lord: A History of English Church Music

by Andrew Gant

Messiah: The Composition and Afterlife of Handel’s Masterpiece

by Jonathan Keates

When Government Drew the Color Line

Richard Rothstein’s ‘The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America’

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

by Richard Rothstein

People Watching

One, Two, Three, More

by Helen Levitt, with an introduction by Geoff Dyer

Fatal Beauty


by Scholastique Mukasonga, translated from the French by Jordan Stump

Our Lady of the Nile

by Scholastique Mukasonga, translated from the French by Melanie Mauthner

The Business of Learning

Speaking of Universities

by Stefan Collini

What Do You Think, Mr. Ramirez?: The American Revolution in Education

by Geoffrey Galt Harpham

You Can Do Anything: The Surprising Power of a “Useless” Liberal Arts Education

by George Anders

Istanbul Blues

Istanbul: Memories and the City (Deluxe Edition)

by Orhan Pamuk, translated from the Turkish by Maureen Freely

Istanbul: A Tale of Three Cities

by Bettany Hughes

Doing the New York Hustle

A pivotal word in Tina Brown’s diaries is “buzz.” Buzz is what she does.

The Vanity Fair Diaries: 1983–1992

by Tina Brown

Who Killed Frank Olson?


a six-part Netflix series directed by Errol Morris

Toughing It Out in Cairo

Can we find meaning in being engaged again?

A Horse Is a Horse, of Course

Farewell to the Horse: A Cultural History

by Ulrich Raulff, translated from the German by Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp

Painting on the Precipice

Charlotte Salomon’s ‘Life? or Theatre?’

Charlotte Salomon: Life? or Theatre?

an exhibition at the Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam, October 20, 2017–March 25, 2018

Life? or Theatre?

by Charlotte Salomon

Charlotte Salomon: Life? or Theatre?: A Selection of 450 Gouaches


Remembering Paul Robeson

“Robeson sang…and the buses stopped”

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