‘Ulysses’ on Trial

The target was United States anti-obscenity law. The bait was a single copy of an English-language novel, the most notorious book in the world.

Filling Our Eyes with Sunshine

No one who saw Olafur Eliasson’s The weather project has ever forgotten it.

Olafur Eliasson: In Real Life

an exhibition at Tate Modern, London, July 11, 2019–January 6, 2020

Olafur Eliasson: Experience

edited by Anna Engberg-Pedersen, with an essay by Michelle Kuo

Studio Olafur Eliasson: The Kitchen

by Olafur Eliasson, with a preface by Alice Waters

The Last of His Kind

The Making of a Justice: Reflections on My First 94 Years

by Justice John Paul Stevens

Stardom Is Born

The Drama of Celebrity

by Sharon Marcus

Celebrity: A History of Fame

by Susan J. Douglas and Andrea McDonnell

Playing to the Gods: Sarah Bernhardt, Eleonora Duse, and the Rivalry That Changed Acting Forever

by Peter Rader

Fools Rush Out

An object lesson in the way politics can become consumed by nationalism

‘Resist and Disobey!’

Little Boy

by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Ferlinghetti’s Greatest Poems

edited by Nancy J. Peters

Writing Across the Landscape: Travel Journals 1960–2010

by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, edited by Giada Diano and Matthew Gleeson

The Battle for the Suburbs

Why Cities Lose: The Deep Roots of the Urban-Rural Political Divide

by Jonathan Rodden

Why Not Film What Happened?

On the films of Joanna Hogg


a film written and directed by Joanna Hogg


a film written and directed by Joanna Hogg


a film written and directed by Joanna Hogg

The Souvenir

a film written and directed by Joanna Hogg

Giving In to Hitler

Appeasement: Chamberlain, Hitler, Churchill, and the Road to War

by Tim Bouverie

The Bell of Treason: The 1938 Munich Agreement in Czechoslovakia

by P.E. Caquet

The Truth Alone

Coventry: Essays

by Rachel Cusk

American Immigration: A Century of Racism

Discussions of eugenics and other fascistic ideas in American history tend to provoke the defense that they never took root. But if they never took root, why do they keep flowering?

The Guarded Gate: Bigotry, Eugenics, and the Law That Kept Two Generations of Jews, Italians, and Other European Immigrants Out of America

by Daniel Okrent

The Unsinkable Modernist

Walter Gropius and the Bauhaus

Gropius: The Man Who Built the Bauhaus

by Fiona MacCarthy

The Bauhaus and Harvard

an exhibition at the Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, Massachusetts, February 8–July 28, 2019

Bauhaus: Weimar, Dessau, Berlin, Chicago

by Hans M. Wingler

Of Terrorists, Tourists, and Robert Frost

The Unnamable Present

by Roberto Calasso, translated from the Italian by Richard Dixon

Our Lethal Air

Air pollution is a global health emergency

The Invisible Killer: The Rising Global Threat of Air Pollution—and How We Can Fight Back

by Gary Fuller

Choked: Life and Breath in the Age of Air Pollution

by Beth Gardiner

Clearing the Air: The Beginning and the End of Air Pollution

by Tim Smedley

Integrated Science Assessment for Particulate Matter (External Review Draft, 2018)

United States Environmental Protection Agency

Letter to EPA Administrator on the EPA’s Integrated Science Assessment for Particulate Matter, April 11, 2019

Review by the Chartered Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee

Women on the Verge

Territory of Light

by Yuko Tsushima, translated from the Japanese by Geraldine Harcourt

Child of Fortune

by Yuko Tsushima, translated from the Japanese by Geraldine Harcourt

Woman Running in the Mountains

by Yuko Tsushima, translated from the Japanese by Geraldine Harcourt

Family Values

Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist

by Eli Saslow

From Hercules to Hamlet

How the Classics Made Shakespeare

by Jonathan Bate

The Missing 43: Five Years Later

The disappearance and presumed murder of forty-three students have sparked prolonged public outrage.

Faces of the Disappeared: Ayotzinapa: A Chronicle of Injustice

by Tryno Maldonado, translated from the Spanish by Chandler Thompson

A Massacre in Mexico: The True Story Behind the Missing Forty-Three Students

by Anabel Hernández, translated from the Spanish and with an introduction by John Washington

I Couldn’t Even Imagine That They Would Kill Us: An Oral History of the Attacks Against the Students of Ayotzinapa

by John Gibler, translated from the Spanish by Gibler and with a foreword by Ariel Dorfman

Waiting for the Perfect Word

Journeys: A Poet’s Diary

by A.K. Ramanujan, edited by Krishna Ramanujan and Guillermo Rodríguez

The Interior Landscape: Classical Tamil Love Poems

edited and translated from the Tamil by A.K. Ramanujan

Australia’s Shame

The argument against Australia’s treatment of asylum-seekers can be made as trenchantly on the basis of a single case as on that of a thousand

No Friend But the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison

by Behrouz Boochani, translated from the Farsi by Omid Tofighian, and with a foreword by Richard Flanagan

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