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A Future Without Fossil Fuels?

At what point does a new technology cause an existing industry to start losing significant value?

2020 Vision: Why You Should See the Fossil Fuel Peak Coming

a report by Kingsmill Bond

A New World: The Geopolitics of the Energy Transformation

a report by the Global Commission on the Geopolitics of Energy Transformation


Painting the Beyond

Hilma af Klint channeled spirit-masters who she claimed moved her hand and planted images in her mind.

Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future

an exhibition at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, October 12, 2018–April 23, 2019

World Receivers: Georgiana Houghton, Hilma af Klint, Emma Kunz

an exhibition at the Lenbachhaus, Munich, November 6, 2018–March 10, 2019

Hilma af Klint: Notes and Methods

edited by Christine Burgin


Is Tunisia Ready for Gender Equality?

A proposal would make Tunisia the first Arab country in which inheritances would be divided equally among male and female relatives

Invisible Men

The Souls of Yellow Folk: Essays

by Wesley Yang


An Archive of Atrocities

‘Killing Orders: Talat Pasha’s Telegrams and the Armenian Genocide’ by Taner Akçam

Killing Orders: Talat Pasha’s Telegrams and the Armenian Genocide

by Taner Akçam

Talaat Pasha: Father of Modern Turkey, Architect of Genocide

by Hans-Lukas Kieser


Chris Marker, Always Moving

In his films, writings, and other projects, Marker kept returning to the matter of what it meant to live a happy life.

Chris Marker, les 7 vies d’un cinéaste

an exhibition at the Cinémathèque française, Paris, May 3–July 29, 2018; and the Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels, September 19, 2018–January 6, 2019


The Chernobyl Syndrome

Three new books on the disaster and our radioactive world

Manual for Survival: A Chernobyl Guide to the Future

by Kate Brown

Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World’s Greatest Nuclear Disaster

by Adam Higginbotham

Chernobyl: The History of a Nuclear Catastrophe

by Serhii Plokhy


Staying On

The British in India: A Social History of the Raj

by David Gilmour


Everyday Sadism

You Know You Want This: “Cat Person” and Other Stories

by Kristen Roupenian


The Seduction of Jihad

Two Sisters: A Father, His Daughters, and Their Journey into the Syrian Jihad

by Åsne Seierstad, translated from the Norwegian by Seán Kinsella


The City That Wouldn’t Die

City of a Million Dreams: A History of New Orleans at Year 300

by Jason Berry


Wading Through the Sludge

According to the Office of Management and Budget, in 2015, Americans spent 9.78 billion hours on federal paperwork.

Administrative Burden: Policymaking by Other Means

by Pamela Herd and Donald P. Moynihan


An Ordinary Man

Napoleon: A Life

by Adam Zamoyski

The Invisible Emperor: Napoleon on Elba From Exile to Escape

by Mark Braude

Napoleon: The Imperial Household

an exhibition at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, February 3–May 6, 2018; the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, June 9–September 3, 2018; the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, October 19, 2018–March 3, 2019; and the Musée national du château de Fontainebleau, April 5–July 15, 2019

Napoleon: Passion, Death and Resurrection, 1815–1840

by Philip Dwyer

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