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Album: Unpublished Correspondence and Texts by Roland Barthes, translated from the French by Jody Gladding

Moving Targets

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

Portraits 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

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

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

The Digital Poorhouse

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

In Their Own Worlds

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 New Europeans

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


Ervand Abrahamian is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of ­History at Baruch and the author of numerous books, including A History of Modern Iran and The Coup: 1953, the CIA, and the Roots of Modern US-Iranian Relations. (June 2018)

Gini Alhadeff’s books include The Sun at Midday and Diary of a Djinn. (June 2018)

Alec Ash is a writer and editor based in Beijing. He is the author of Wish Lanterns, about China’s youth. (June 2018)

James Buchan is a Scottish novelist and historian. His new book, John Law: A Scottish Adventurer of the Eighteenth Century, will be published in September 2018.

Michael Casper is a doctoral candidate in history at the University of California, Los Angeles. (June 2018)

Louisa Chiang’s essays have been published in Taiwan and China. She was the China officer at the National Endowment for Democracy and received the Taipei Council for Cultural Affairs Literary Fiction Translation Prize in 2003. (June 2018)

Helen Epstein is Visiting Professor of Human Rights and Global Public Health at Bard. She is the author of Another Fine Mess: America, Uganda, and the War on Terror and The Invisible Cure: Why We Are Losing the Fight Against AIDS in Africa. (March 2020)

Kathryn Hughes is Professor of Life Writing at the University of East Anglia. Her books include Victorians Undone: Tales of the Flesh in the Age of Decorum, George Eliot: The Last Victorian, and The Short Life and Long Times of Mrs. Beeton.
 (September 2020)

Robert G. Kaiser is a former Managing Editor and ­Associate Editor at The Washington Post, for which he reported from ­Vietnam, the Soviet Union, and Washington. His most recent book is Act of Congress: How America’s Essential Institution Works, and How It Doesn’t. (February 2020)

Perry Link is Chancellorial Chair at the University of California at Riverside. His recent books include An Anatomy of Chinese: Rhythm, Metaphor, Politics and a translation of the memoirs of the Chinese astrophysicist Fang Lizhi, entitled The Most Wanted Man in China: My Journey from Scientist to Enemy of the State. (June 2018)

Ruth Margalit’s writing has appeared in The New Yorker and The New York Times Magazine. She lives in Tel Aviv. (February 2020)

Fintan O’Toole is a columnist for The Irish Times and Leonard L. Milberg Lecturer in Irish Letters at Princeton. His most recent book is The Politics of Pain: Postwar England and the Rise of Nationalism. (October 2020)

Tim Page is a Professor at both the Thornton School of Music and the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the ­University of Southern California. He won the Pulitzer Prize for criticism in 1997 for his writings about music in The Washington Post. (April 2019)

Darryl Pinckney’s most recent book is Busted in New York and Other Essays. (August 2020)

Israel Rosenfield is the author, with Edward Ziff, of DNA: A Graphic Guide to the Molecule That Shook the World. He is preparing an English translation of Plaisir de jouer, plaisir de penser by Catherine Temerson and Charles Rosen. (June 2018)

Sanford Schwartz is the author of Christen Købke and William Nicholson, and some of his reviews have been collected in The Art Presence and Artists & Writers. (May 2020)

Adam Shatz is a Contributing Editor at the London ­Review of Books. (June 2020)

Michael Tomasky is a Special Correspondent for The Daily Beast, the Editor of Democracy: A Journal of Ideas, and a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times. His book If We Can Keep It: How the Republic Collapsed, and How It Might Be Saved will be published in paperback in June. (July 2020)

Marina Warner is a Distinguished Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, Professor of English and Creative Writing at Birkbeck College, University of London, and President of the Royal Society of Literature. Her books include Alone of All Her Sex: The Myth and the Cult of the Virgin Mary, Once Upon a Time: A Short History of Fairy Tale, and Stranger Magic: Charmed States and the Arabian Nights. A memoir of her childhood in Cairo, Inventory of a Life Mislaid, will be published next spring. (July 2020)

Alexander Waugh is the author of The House of Wittgenstein and Fathers and Sons, a biography of the Waugh family. He writes on Shakespeare, opera, and other topics for the British press. (June 2018)

Jacob Weisberg is the former Editor of Slate. His most ­recent book is Ronald Reagan. (October 2018)

Garry Wills, a journalist and historian, is the author of numerous books, including Nixon Agonistes (1970), Inventing America (1978), Explaining America: The Federalist (1981), and Lincoln at Gettysburg (1993), which won a Pulitzer Prize that year. His most recent book is What the Qur’an Meant: And Why It Matters (2017). (November 2019)

Edward Ziff is the author, with Israel Rosenfield, of DNA: A Graphic Guide to the Molecule That Shook the World. (August 2017)

Christopher de Bellaigue’s latest book is The ­Islamic Enlightenment: The Struggle Between Faith and ­Reason, 1798 to Modern Times. (June 2020)