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An Indictment in All But Name

The Mueller report portrays a consistent pattern of deception and repeated efforts to impede the investigation.

Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election

by Robert S. Mueller III


Publish and Perish

Non-Fiction

a film written and directed by Olivier Assayas


It’s Not About Sex

American sex workers are today more organized, and more oppressed, than they have been in years.

Revolting Prostitutes: The Fight for Sex Workers’ Rights

by Molly Smith and Juno Mac

Blowin’ Up

a documentary film directed by Stephanie Wang-Breal


Resistance to Immunity

Three new books on the history of vaccines and immunity, and the anxieties that accompany them

Calling the Shots: Why Parents Reject Vaccines

by Jennifer A. Reich

Between Hope and Fear: A History of Vaccines and Human Immunity

by Michael Kinch

The Vaccine Race: Science, Politics, and the Human Costs of Defeating Disease

by Meredith Wadman


In Love with Multiplicity

There has never been a better painter than Bruegel.

Bruegel

an exhibition at the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, October 2, 2018–January 13, 2019

Bruegel: The Master

Catalog of the exhibition by Elke Oberthaler, Sabine Pénot, Manfred Sellink, and Ron Spronk, with Alice Hoppe-Harnoncourt


A View Beyond the Personal

Walking Backwards: Poems 1966–2016

by John Koethe


A Different Kind of Emergency

Trump is severely straining existing limitations on using the military in a domestic emergency

Big Talkers

‘The Club: Johnson, Boswell, and the Friends Who Shaped an Age’ by Leo Damrosch

The Club: Johnson, Boswell, and the Friends Who Shaped an Age

by Leo Damrosch


‘Night and Blood and Death’

The Frolic of the Beasts

by Yukio Mishima, translated from the Japanese by Andrew Clare


The Great Divide

Becoming Lincoln

by William W. Freehling

The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War

by Joanne B. Freeman

A Strife of Tongues: The Compromise of 1850 and the Ideological Foundations of the American Civil War

by Stephen E. Maizlish


The Exemplary Pogrom

Pogrom: Kishinev and the Tilt of History

by Steven J. Zipperstein


Lost Calcutta

Calcutta rests on shifting ground. It should be no surprise that its fortunes have shifted too.

Empire and Ecology in the Bengal Delta: The Making of Calcutta

by Debjani Bhattacharyya

Dreamers: How Young Indians Are Changing the World

by Snigdha Poonam


The Sleep of Reason

The Valley of the Fallen

by Carlos Rojas, translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman


O Billionaires!

Howard Schultz, like Michael Bloomberg, mistakes “centrist” for status quo.

Bloomberg by Bloomberg

by Michael R. Bloomberg

From the Ground Up: A Journey to Reimagine the Promise of America

by Howard Schultz, with Joanne Gordon

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