The Painter of Souls

Lorenzo Lotto Portraits an exhibition at the Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, June 19–September 30, 2018; and the National Gallery, London, November 5, 2018–February 10, 2019

Apologize Later

The Cleaners a PBS Independent Lens documentary film directed by Moritz Riesewieck and Hans Block

The Facebook Dilemma a PBS Frontline documentary television series directed by James Jacoby

The Many Lives of Liberalism

Can Democracy Work?: A Short History of a Radical Idea, from Ancient Athens to Our World by James Miller

The Lost History of Liberalism: From Ancient Rome to the Twenty-First Century by Helena Rosenblatt

On the Spirit of Rights by Dan Edelstein

Between Two Empires

Armenia! an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, September 22, 2018–January 13, 2019

Armenia: Art, Religion, and Trade in the Middle Ages Catalog of the exhibition edited by Helen C. Evans

The Identity Illusion

Identity: The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment by Francis Fukuyama

The Lies That Bind: Rethinking Identity: Creed, Country, Class, Culture by Kwame Anthony Appiah


David A. Bell is Sidney and Ruth Lapidus Professor of History at Princeton. His book Men on Horseback: The Power of Charisma in the Age of Revolutions will be published next spring.
 (April 2020)

Julian Bell is a painter based in Lewes, England. He is the author of What Is Painting? (January 2019)

Marianne Boruch is the author of The Little Death of Self: Nine Essays Toward Poetry. Her latest book of poems is Eventually One Dreams the Real Thing; her tenth collection, The Anti-Grief, will be published later this year.
 (January 2019)

Peter Brown is the Philip and Beulah Rollins Professor of History Emeritus at Princeton. His books include Augustine of Hippo: A Biography and, most recently, Treasure in Heaven: The Holy Poor in Early Christianity. (June 2019)

Francisco Cantú is the author of The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border.
 (January 2019)

Andrew Delbanco is Alexander Hamilton Professor of American Studies at Columbia and President of the Teagle Foundation. His most recent book is The War Before the War: Fugitive Slaves and the Struggle for America’s Soul from the Revolution to the Civil War. (January 2019)

Ariel Dorfman, a Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Literature at Duke, is the author of the play Death and the Maiden, which will be revived next year on Broadway, and numerous books, including, most recently, of the children’s story The Rabbits’ Rebellion (2020) and a novel, Cautivos (2020), about Cervantes’s life in a jail in Seville. (March 2020)

Michael Greenberg is the author of Hurry Down Sunshine and Beg, Borrow, and Steal: A Writer’s Life.
 (May 2020)

Sue Halpern is a regular contributor to The New York Review and a Scholar-in-Residence at Middlebury. Her latest book is a novel, ­Summer Hours at the Robbers Library.
 (December 2019)

Stephen Holmes is Walter E. Meyer Professor of Law at NYU Law School. He is the author of The Matador’s Cape: America’s Reckless Response to Terror and, most recently, The Beginning of Politics: Power in the Biblical Book of ­Samuel with Moshe Halbertal.
 (January 2019)

Jennifer Homans is the author of Apollo’s Angels: A ­History of Ballet and the Founder and Director of the Center for Ballet and the Arts at NYU. She is working on a biography of George Balanchine. (January 2019)

Phillip Lopate’s most recent book is A Mother’s Tale. He is a Professor in the MFA nonfiction writing program at Columbia.
 (January 2019)

Ange Mlinko is a Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Florida. Her fifth book of poems is Distant Mandate.
 (July 2020)

Cathleen Schine’s novel The Grammarians was published in September. (January 2020)

Robert Sullivan’s books include Rats, The Meadowlands, and My American Revolution.
 (January 2019)

Keith Thomas is an Honorary Fellow of All Souls ­College, Oxford. His latest book is In Pursuit of Civility: Manners and Civilization in Early Modern England. (January 2019)