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Heaven Can’t Wait

Giacomo Sartori’s outrageously charming novel ‘I Am God’

I Am God

by Giacomo Sartori, translated from the Italian by Frederika Randall


The Godfather

Mark Lamster’s ‘The Man in the Glass House: Philip Johnson, Architect of the Modern Century’

The Man in the Glass House: Philip Johnson, Architect of the Modern Century

by Mark Lamster


What Happened in Hanoi?

With Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un, the US–North Korean relationship right now is unpredictability squared.

‘I Have Let Whitman Alone’

Horace Traubel’s monumental chronicle of Whitman’s reflections, ruminations, analyses, and affirmations

J’Accuse!

History of Violence

by Édouard Louis, translated from the French by Lorin Stein

Who Killed My Father

by Édouard Louis, translated from the French by Lorin Stein


In Praise of Public Libraries

A public library stands in stark opposition to the materialism and individualism that otherwise define our culture.

Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life

by Eric Klinenberg

The Library Book

by Susan Orlean

Ex Libris

a film directed by Frederick Wiseman


Late Bloomer

Carter

by David Schiff


The Value of Independence

Scots and Catalans: Union and Disunion

by J.H. Elliott


Impossible Pictures

Dana Schutz: Imagine Me and You

an exhibition at the Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York City, January 10–February 23, 2019


How Should a Millennial Be?

The novels of Sally Rooney

Conversations with Friends

by Sally Rooney

Normal People

by Sally Rooney


Indonesia’s New Islamist Politics

Democracy for Sale: Elections, Clientelism, and the State in Indonesia

by Edward Aspinall and Ward Berenschot

After Ahok: The Islamist Agenda in Indonesia

a report by the Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict


A Boundless Capacity for Talk

Ben Hecht: Fighting Words, Moving Pictures

by Adina Hoffman


The Man Who Invented Money

John Law: A Scottish Adventurer of the Eighteenth Century

by James Buchan


Have Human Rights Failed?

Evidence for Hope: Making Human Rights Work in the 21st Century

by Kathryn Sikkink


Waterworld

The Wall

by John Lanchester


Our Lying Eyes

Inaccurate eyewitness identifications appear to be the single greatest contributor to wrongful convictions.

The Many Lives of Palestine

Palestine: A Four Thousand Year History

by Nur Masalha


The Popery Panic

Escaped Nuns: True Womanhood and the Campaign Against Convents in Antebellum America

by Cassandra L. Yacovazzi

Elizabeth Seton: American Saint

by Catherine O’Donnell


A Mind in Line

Saul Steinberg’s ‘The Labyrinth’

The Labyrinth

by Saul Steinberg


The World Split in Two

Fatal Discord: Erasmus, Luther, and the Fight for the Western Mind

by Michael Massing


Ingmar Bergman, Novelist

As he entered old age and grew increasingly exasperated with filmmaking, the director turned to fiction.

The Best Intentions

by Ingmar Bergman, translated from the Swedish by Joan Tate

Sunday’s Children

by Ingmar Bergman, translated from the Swedish by Joan Tate

Private Confessions

by Ingmar Bergman, translated from the Swedish by Joan Tate

Letters


Known Unknowns

There is evidence that some nonhuman animals—dolphins, monkeys, pigeons, rats—are capable of consciously evaluating their own beliefs


The Rap Sheet of the French Police

Deadly police violence remains a reality in contemporary France


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