Contents


God’s Own Music

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

Fatal Beauty

Cockroaches 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

Painting on the Precipice

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

Contributors

Lisa Appignanesi is Chair of the Royal Society of Literature and of this year’s Man Booker International Prize. She is the author of Mad, Bad, and Sad: A History of Women and the Mind Doctors and Losing the Dead. Her next book, Everyday Madness, will be published in September.
 (February 2018)

Ian Bostridge is an opera singer and a song recitalist. He is the author of Schubert’s Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obsession.
 (February 2018)

Craig Brown has been a columnist for Private Eye since 1989. His most recent book is Ma’am Darling: 99 Glimpses of Princess Margaret.
 (February 2018)

Jason DeParle, a reporter for The New York Times, is writing a book about a family of immigrants and the rise of global migration. 
(February 2018)

Yasmine El Rashidi is the author of The Battle for Egypt: Dispatches from the Revolution and Chronicle of a Last Summer: A Novel of Egypt. (February 2018)

Suzy Hansen is the author of Notes on a Foreign Country: An American Abroad in a Post-American World. She lives in Istanbul. (February 2018)

Michael Ignatieff is President of Central European University in Budapest. His books include Isaiah Berlin: A Life and The Ordinary Virtues: Moral Order in a Divided World. (February 2018)

Verlyn Klinkenborg’s books include Several Short Sentences About Writing and Timothy; or, Notes of an Abject Reptile.
 (February 2018)

Amy Knight is a former Woodrow Wilson Fellow. Her most recent book is Orders to Kill: The Putin Regime and Political Murder. (February 2018)

Julian Lucas is an associate editor at Cabinet, web editor at The Point, and a contributing writer for The New York Times.
 (February 2018)

Andrew Motion is Homewood Professor in the Arts at Johns Hopkins. Between 1999 and 2009 he was Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom. His latest book is Coming in to Land: Selected Poems, 1975–2015. (February 2018)

Paul Reitter teaches in the German Department at Ohio State University and is the author of Bambi’s Jewish Roots and Other Essays on German-Jewish Culture. Currently a Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin, he co-edited The Rise of the Research University: A Sourcebook and Friedrich Nietzsche’s On the Future of Our Educational Institutions. (February 2018)

Joel Smith is the Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography at the Morgan Library and Museum.
 (February 2018)

Michael Tomasky is a Special Correspondent for The Daily Beast and the Editor of Democracy: A Journal of Ideas. (February 2018)

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

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