Ratfucked Again

The party that wins the right to draw the legislative maps of the 2020s will have enormous power to shape future Congresses and state legislatures

The Mythologies of R.B.

Barthes: A Biography

by Tiphaine Samoyault, translated from the French by Andrew Brown

The Friendship of Roland Barthes

by Philippe Sollers, translated from the French by Andrew Brown

Album: Unpublished Correspondence and Texts

by Roland Barthes, translated from the French by Jody Gladding

The Mass Murder We Don’t Talk About

Judi Rever’s ‘In Praise of Blood: The Crimes of the Rwandan Patriotic Front’

In Praise of Blood: The Crimes of the Rwandan Patriotic Front

by Judi Rever

Where Lost Bodies Roam

The literature of witness is an attempt to fix the immediate past, but in Beckett the horror is not past.

Beckett’s Political Imagination

by Emilie Morin

The Meddling American

The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam

by Max Boot

Moving Targets

The photographs of William Eggleston

William Eggleston: Los Alamos

an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, February 14–May 28, 2018

Election Eve

by William Eggleston, with a preface by Lloyd Fonvielle


by William Eggleston, edited by Phillip Prodger, with an appreciation by Sofia Coppola

The Democratic Forest

by William Eggleston, edited by Mark Holborn and William Eggleston III, and with an introduction by Eudora Welty

The Fantastic Truth About China

Invisible Planets: Contemporary Chinese Science Fiction in Translation

translated from the Chinese and edited by Ken Liu

Touchable Unreality

edited by Neil Clarke

The Wizard of Salzburg

Herbert von Karajan: Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon and Decca

The Enigma of Iranianism

Iran: A Modern History

by Abbas Amanat

Holy Shape-Shifters

The Dancing Lares and the Serpent in the Garden: Religion at the Roman Street Corner

by Harriet I. Flower

Pantheon: A New History of Roman Religion

by Jörg Rüpke, translated from the German by David M.B. Richardson

Epigenetics: The Evolution Revolution

Can the effects of trauma and stress be transmitted over generations?

I Was There

I Had Nowhere to Go

by Jonas Mekas

A Dance with Fred Astaire

by Jonas Mekas

I Had Nowhere to Go

by Douglas Gordon

The Adolfas Diaries Book 1: September 1941–December 1946

by Adolfas Mekas

The Adolfas Diaries Book 2: February 1947–October 1949

by Adolfas Mekas

Happy as a Hedgehog

Mr. Lear: A Life of Art and Nonsense

by Jenny Uglow

The Digital Poorhouse

Algorithms are developing their capabilities to regulate humans faster than humans are figuring out how to regulate algorithms.

Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism

by Safiya Umoja Noble

Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor

by Virginia Eubanks

So Damned Selfish

The Quest for Queen Mary

by James Pope-Hennessy, edited by Hugo Vickers

Before the Revolution

Eileen Chang’s ‘Little Reunions’

Little Reunions

by Eileen Chang, translated from the Chinese by Jane Weizhen Pan and Martin Merz

Forever Young

a film directed by Li Fangfang

The Afro-Pessimist Temptation

Ta-Nehisi Coates’s ‘We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy’

We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy

by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Flirting with Time


by Lisa Halliday

In Their Own Worlds

Learning more about, and trying to place, “outsider” artists

Outliers and American Vanguard Art

an exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., January 28–May 13, 2018; the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, June 24–September 30, 2018; and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, November 18, 2018–March 18, 2019

Vestiges and Verse: Notes from the Newfangled Epic

an exhibition at the American Folk Art Museum, New York City, January 21–May 27, 2018

The Old Lady

‘Till Time’s Last Sand: A History of the Bank of England, 1694–2013’ by David Kynaston

Till Time’s Last Sand: A History of the Bank of England, 1694–2013

by David Kynaston

The New Europeans

Europe has become more anti-Muslim as it has become more Muslim.

La Fracture [The Fracture]

by Gilles Kepel

Al-Britannia, My Country: A Journey Through Muslim Britain

by James Fergusson

Europe’s Angry Muslims: The Revolt of the Second Generation

by Robert S. Leiken

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