1968: Power to the Imagination

“We had become agents in world history. Not an easy thing to process when you’re only twenty-three years old.”

The Art of Elsewhere

The worlds of Edward Gorey

Gorey’s Worlds

an exhibition at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut, February 10–May 6, 2018; and the Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington, June 23–September 30, 2018

Imagining the Unimaginable

On War and Writing

by Samuel Hynes

Polymorphous Eden

‘Grant Wood: American Gothic and Other Fables’ at the Whitney Museum

Grant Wood: American Gothic and Other Fables

an exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, March 2–June 10, 2018

The Cold Eye of Marianne Moore

New Collected Poems

by Marianne Moore, edited by Heather Cass White

Taxing the Poor

The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution: Why Economic Inequality Threatens Our Republic

by Ganesh Sitaraman

White Working Class: Overcoming Class Cluelessness in America

by Joan C. Williams

Against Seriousness

Alberto Savinio

an exhibition at the Center for Italian Modern Art, New York City, October 6, 2017–June 23, 2018

Jaw-Jaw Better Than War-War

As Trump and Kim exchanged schoolyard taunts over the past year, few could have predicted that Kim would suddenly launch a diplomatic initiative.

A Man in Constant Motion

The Collector of Lives: Giorgio Vasari and the Invention of Art

by Ingrid Rowland and Noah Charney

The Loved One

Billy Budd, Sailor and Other Uncompleted Writings

by Herman Melville, edited by Harrison Hayford, Alma A. MacDougall, Robert A. Sandberg, and G. Thomas Tanselle, with a historical note by Hershel Parker

Not So Funny

Siamo in Guerra: Per una nuova politica [We Are at War: For a New Politics]

by Gianroberto Casaleggio and Beppe Grillo

Comico e Politico: Beppe Grillo e la crisi della democrazia [The Comic and the Politician: Beppe Grillo and the Crisis of Democracy]

by Oliviero Ponte di Pino

Politica a 5 stelle: Idee, Storia e Strategie del Movimento di Grillo [Five-Star Politics: Ideas, History and Strategies of the Grillo Movement]

by Roberto Biorcio and Paolo Natale

Supernova: Com’è stato ucciso il MoVimento 5 Stelle [Supernova: How the Five Star Movement Was Killed]

by Marco Canestrari and Nicola Biondo

Pictures of the Jazz Age

A glittering roster sat for portraits by Berenice Abbott, including Jean Cocteau, Djuna Barnes, and André Gide

Berenice Abbott: A Life in Photography

by Julia Van Haaften

Paris Portraits: 1925–1930

by Berenice Abbott, edited by Ron Kurtz and Hank O’Neal

The Unknown Berenice Abbott

edited by Ron Kurtz and Hank O’Neal

Bad Boy from Buffalo

Gay Guerrilla: Julius Eastman and His Music

edited by Renée Levine Packer and Mary Jane Leach

Unjust Malaise

an album by Julius Eastman

The Zürich Concert

an album by Julius Eastman


an album by Julius Eastman

Architectural Tragedies

Minoru Yamasaki: Humanist Architecture for a Modernist World

by Dale Allen Gyure

Can a Chameleon Grieve?

1668: The Year of the Animal in France

by Peter Sahlins

Stuff of Scandal

Klimt and Schiele: Drawn

an exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, February 25–May 28, 2018

Klimt and Schiele: Drawings

by Katie Hanson

Notes from the Inside

Rachel Kushner’s ‘The Mars Room’

The Mars Room

by Rachel Kushner

Theater of the Self

The art of Danh Vo is popular and politically engaged, though it’s the opposite of agitprop

Danh Vo: Take My Breath Away

an exhibition at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, February 9–May 9, 2018; and the Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, August 30–December 2, 2018

The Key to Everything

On grand unified theories and Geoffrey West’s ‘Scale’

Scale: The Universal Laws of Growth, Innovation, Sustainability, and the Pace of Life in Organisms, Cities, Economies, and Companies

by Geoffrey West

Counting the Butterflies

‘Insomniac Dreams: Experiments with Time’ by Vladimir Nabokov

Insomniac Dreams: Experiments with Time by Vladimir Nabokov

compiled, edited, and with commentaries by Gennady Barabtarlo

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