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Fascinated to Presume: In Defense of Fiction

We have found fiction wanting in myriad ways but rarely paused to wonder, or recall, what we once wanted from it.

‘Sex’ at the Supreme Court

At issue is whether lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people have a right to be treated equally in the workplace

The Union Without Qualities

The Capital

by Robert Menasse, translated from the German by Jamie Bulloch


Curation as Creation

We in the art world spent years laughing at the curated pizzas and curated nail salons, but the joke was on us

Harald Szeemann: Museum of Obsessions

an exhibition at the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, February 6–May 6, 2018; Kunsthalle Bern, June 9–September 2, 2018; Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, October 13, 2018–January 20, 2019; and Castello di Rivoli, Turin, February 26–May 26, 2019

Grandfather: A Pioneer Like Us

an exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, February 4–April 22, 2018; Gerechtigkeitsgasse 74, Bern, June 9–September 2, 2018; Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, October 13, 2018–January 20, 2019; Castello di Rivoli, Turin, February 26–May 26, 2019; and Swiss Institute, New York City, June 28–August 18, 2019

Harald Szeemann: Selected Writings

edited by Doris Chon, Glenn Phillips, and Pietro Rigolo and translated from the German by Jonathan Blower and Elizabeth Tucker


The Real Texas

Five new books on one of the fastest-growing states in the country

In a Narrow Grave: Essays on Texas

by Larry McMurtry, with an introduction by Diana Ossana

God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State

by Lawrence Wright

The Injustice Never Leaves You: Anti-Mexican Violence in Texas

by Monica Muñoz Martinez

Big Wonderful Thing: A History of Texas

by Stephen Harrigan

America’s Lone Star Constitution: How Supreme Court Cases from Texas Shape the Nation

by Lucas A. Powe Jr.


Snowden in the Labyrinth

Edward Snowden’s ‘Permanent Record’

Permanent Record

by Edward Snowden


The Eastern Jesus

R.S. Sugirtharajah’s ‘Jesus in Asia’

Jesus in Asia

by R.S. Sugirtharajah


In Search of Planet X

Discovering Pluto: Exploration at the Edge of the Solar System

by Dale P. Cruikshank and William Sheehan

Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto

by Alan Stern and David Grinspoon

Should We Colonize Other Planets?

by Adam Morton


Resisting English

The work of Minae Mizumura

The Fall of Language in the Age of English

by Minae Mizumura, translated from the Japanese by Mari Yoshihara and Juliet Winters Carpenter

A True Novel

by Minae Mizumura, translated from the Japanese by Juliet Winters Carpenter in collaboration with the author

Inheritance from Mother

by Minae Mizumura, translated from the Japanese by Juliet Winters Carpenter in collaboration with the author


The End of the Show

Lords of the Desert: The Battle Between the United States and Great Britain for Supremacy in the Modern Middle East

by James Barr

Grand Improvisation: America Confronts the British Superpower, 1945–1957

by Derek Leebaert


The Happy Tragedian

Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context

by Jacques Jouanna, translated from the French by Steven Rendall

Tragedy, the Greeks, and Us

by Simon Critchley


Breaking the Silence in Calabria

The Good Mothers: The True Story of the Women Who Took on the World’s Most Powerful Mafia

by Alex Perry


Time for a New Liberation?

Central Europe had its revolution in 1989. What it needs now is a great reform.

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