‘Has Any One of Us Wept?’

The deadly transformation of our southwestern borderlands

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

Bonfire of the Bathroom Vanities

Gary Shteyngart’s ‘Lake Success’

Lake Success

by Gary Shteyngart

The Power Broker

Thomas Cromwell: A Revolutionary Life

by Diarmaid MacCulloch

The Ministry of Mr. Rogers

He saw his show as a faithful companion to young people and even a daily seminar for parents

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

a documentary film by Morgan Neville

The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers

by Maxwell King

The Many Lives of Liberalism

Three new books illuminate the fragile nature of the ideas underlying rights-based liberal democracy.

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

A Great American Hater

Diaries, 1779–1821
Diaries, 1821–1848

by John Quincy Adams, edited by David Waldstreicher

Holding It Together

Hey, Marfa

by Jeffrey Yang, with paintings and drawings by Rackstraw Downes

Baby, I Don’t Care

by Chelsey Minnis

Found Families


a film directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda

Who Killed Colombia?

The Shape of the Ruins

by Juan Gabriel Vásquez, translated from the Spanish by Anne McLean

Between Two Empires

The story of Armenia: an Eastern Christian society that was creative, enduring, and, at many times, gloriously idiosyncratic


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

California: The State of Resistance

California feels like a breakaway state, with its own mores, laws, phobias, and monumental contradictions.

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