A Dem for All Seasons?

Can any of these Democrats recreate and energize the Obama coalition?


Now, to go with the airport-terminal style of the Taniguchi building, we have a combination of corporate bank branch and provincial convention center.

The Medium Is the Mistake

The media today occupy the same world as politicians, and that is a problem.

Audience of One: Donald Trump, Television, and the Fracturing of America

by James Poniewozik

Hate Inc.: Why Today’s Media Makes Us Despise One Another

by Matt Taibbi

Ladies of the Moon

Celestial Bodies

by Jokha Alharthi, translated from the Arabic by Marilyn Booth

‘I Just Look, and Paint’

Vija Celmins’s bewitching retrospective at the Met Breuer

Vija Celmins: To Fix the Image in Memory

an exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, December 15, 2018–March 31, 2019; the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, May 4–August 4, 2019; and the Met Breuer, New York City, September 24, 2019–January 12, 2020

Vija Celmins: Selected Prints

an exhibition at the Senior and Shopmaker Gallery, New York City, September 12–November 2, 2019

Vija Celmins: Ocean Prints

an exhibition at the Matthew Marks Gallery, New York City, September 13–October 26, 2019


The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator

by Timothy C. Winegard

An Unfinished Revolution

The ideological struggle to control the story of Reconstruction began at Appomattox.

Reconstruction: America After the Civil War

a PBS documentary series produced by Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow

by Henry Louis Gates Jr.

The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution

by Eric Foner

Women’s Business

In Syria, women are journalists, filmmakers, and fighters.

Guest House for Young Widows: Among the Women of ISIS

by Azadeh Moaveni

Our Women on the Ground: Essays by Arab Women Reporting from the Arab World

edited by Zahra Hankir, with a foreword by Christiane Amanpour

For Sama

a film directed by Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts

‘No Poetry You Have Read’

Herman Melville: Complete Poems

edited by Hershel Parker

Band of Outsiders

“Memory Palaces: Inside the Collection of Audrey B. Heckler” at the American Folk Art Museum

Memory Palaces: Inside the Collection of Audrey B. Heckler

an exhibition at the American Folk Art Museum, New York City, September 17, 2019–January 26, 2020

The Hidden Art: 20th- and 21st-Century Self-Taught Artists from the Audrey B. Heckler Collection

by Valérie Rousseau with Jane Kallir, Anne-Imelda Radice, and others

Sacred Glamour

Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts: Twelve Journeys into the Medieval World

by Christopher de Hamel

The Missing Pages: The Modern Life of a Medieval Manuscript from Genocide to Justice

by Heghnar Zeitlian Watenpaugh

Toward a Global Middle Ages: Encountering the World Through Illuminated Manuscripts

edited by Bryan C. Keene

The Magnetic Polymath

Selected Writings

by Alexander von Humboldt, edited and with an introduction by Andrea Wulf

Alexander von Humboldt: How the Most Famous Scientist of the Romantic Age Found the Soul of Nature

by Maren Meinhardt

Humboldt’s Mexico: In the Footsteps of the Illustrious German Scientific Traveller

by Myron Echenberg

Under the Tuscan Gun

A Chill in the Air: An Italian War Diary, 1939–1940

by Iris Origo, with an introduction by Lucy Hughes-Hallett and an afterword by Katia Lysy

War in Val d’Orcia: An Italian War Diary, 1943–1944

by Iris Origo, with an introduction by Virginia Nicholson

Rewriting Human Rights

Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World

by Samuel Moyn

Necessary Evil: How to Fix Finance by Saving Human Rights

by David Kinley

Amsterdam Blues

The Evenings: A Winter’s Tale

by Gerard Reve, translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett

Childhood: Two Novellas

by Gerard Reve, translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett

Against Economics

The discipline is beginning to look like a science designed to solve problems that no longer exist.

Money and Government: The Past and Future of Economics

by Robert Skidelsky

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