Hail to the Chief

How the Republican Party became a stewpot of sycophants, courtesans, and obscurantists

Crying Out Loud

Singing in the Age of Anxiety: Lieder Performances in New York and London Between the World Wars

by Laura Tunbridge

The American Nightmare

‘The Far Away Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life’ by Lauren Markham

The Far Away Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life

by Lauren Markham

Loving Assassins

The Tyrant-Slayers of Ancient Athens: A Tale of Two Statues

by Vincent Azoulay, translated from the French by Janet Lloyd, with a foreword by Paul Cartledge

The Transformation of Athens: Painted Pottery and the Creation of Classical Greece

by Robin Osborne

Japan Deconstructed

The Rise and Fall of Modern Japanese Literature

by John Whittier Treat

California Burning

Fires are bigger, hotter, faster, more expensive and difficult to fight, and more destructive than ever before. We have entered the era of the megafire.

Wildfire: On the Front Lines with Station 8

by Heather Hansen

Firestorm: How Wildfire Will Shape Our Future

by Edward Struzik

Burning Planet: The Story of Fire Through Time

by Andrew C. Scott

Trump’s Chaver in Jerusalem

Bibi: The Turbulent Life and Times of Benjamin Netanyahu

by Anshel Pfeffer

’Scuse Me While I Kiss the Sky

How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence

by Michael Pollan

Trip: Psychedelics, Alienation, and Change

by Tao Lin

Singapore Sham

Stripped of its made-for-TV trappings, nothing was actually agreed to at the summit.

Coffins and Jukeboxes

American Witness: The Art and Life of Robert Frank

by R.J. Smith

Robert Frank: Film Works

edited by Laura Israel

The Lines of My Hand

by Robert Frank

The Queen of Rue

The coolly abstracted consciousness of Rachel Cusk’s stories


by Rachel Cusk

Killing by Hunger

A December 1932 decree turned Stalin’s all-Union grain-extraction campaign into a direct assault on the cultural foundations of Ukrainian nation-building—claiming the lives of close to four million Ukrainians.

Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine

by Anne Applebaum

Miracle in Bologna

Il Cinema Ritrovato

a film festival in Bologna, Italy, June 23–July 1, 2018

The ‘Witch Hunters’

Trump and the “Deep State”

The Assault on Intelligence: American National Security in an Age of Lies

by Michael V. Hayden

A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership

by James Comey

Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence

by James R. Clapper, with Trey Brown

Comic Noir

Paul Goldberg’s ‘The Château’ is the perfect summer beach book for those of us too agonized by the world as it is to escape into a summer beach book.

The Château

by Paul Goldberg

The Yid

by Paul Goldberg

Musical Lines

Terry Winters: Facts and Fictions

an exhibition at the Drawing Center, New York City, April 6–August 12, 2018

The Big Melt

Sometimes, it seems, threats to our future become so great that we opt to ignore them.

Brave New Arctic: The Untold Story of the Melting North

by Mark C. Serreze

Extreme Conservation: Life at the Edges of the World

by Joel Berger

After the Gold Rush

Bill Morrison’s transfixing documentary ‘Dawson City: Frozen Time’

Dawson City: Frozen Time

a documentary film written and directed by Bill Morrison

Ma’am’s Life and Loves

King George VI said that while Princess Elizabeth was his pride, Princess Margaret was his joy.

Ninety-Nine Glimpses of Princess Margaret

by Craig Brown

Moon Over Korea

Moon Jae-in eui Unmyeong [The Destiny of Moon Jae-in]

by Moon Jae-in

The Universal Eye

Obsession: Nudes by Klimt, Schiele, and Picasso from the Scofield Thayer Collection

an exhibition at the Met Breuer, New York City, July 3–October 7, 2018

The Psychology of an Art Writer

by Vernon Lee

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