Leonardo’s Paradox: Word and Image in the Making of Renaissance Culture Cover Image
Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends Cover Image
Mark Rothko: Toward Clarity Cover Image
Lee Krasner Cover Image
Hans Hofmann: The Nature of Abstraction Cover Image


City of Girls: A Novel Cover Image
Figuring Cover Image
The Besieged City Cover Image
The White Book Cover Image
Judgment Day: Poems Cover Image

Close Reading

The Art of Bible Translation Cover Image
Malebranche: Theological Figure, Being 2 Cover Image
Chaucer: A European Life Cover Image
Thomas Mann (Critical Lives) Cover Image
Arnold Schoenberg Cover Image

High Concept

Anger and Forgiveness: Resentment, Generosity, Justice Cover Image
Anti-Electra: The Radical Totem of the Girl (Univocal) Cover Image
Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis Cover Image
Euler's Gem: The Polyhedron Formula and the Birth of Topology Cover Image

Empirical Scrutiny

More Things in the Heavens: How Infrared Astronomy Is Expanding Our View of the Universe Cover Image
Experiencing the Impossible: The Science of Magic Cover Image
How Attention Works: Finding Your Way in a World Full of Distraction Cover Image
Our Universe: An Astronomer's Guide Cover Image
Close Encounters with Humankind: A Paleoanthropologist Investigates Our Evolving Species Cover Image


American Covenant: A History of Civil Religion from the Puritans to the Present Cover Image
Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow Cover Image
The Global Age: Europe 1950-2017 (The Penguin History of Europe) Cover Image
Arabs: A 3,000-Year History of Peoples, Tribes and Empires Cover Image
Foucault in California: [a True Story--Wherein the Great French Philosopher Drops Acid in the Valley of Death] Cover Image

Relating to Each Other— or Not

Days of Awe: Reimagining Jewishness in Solidarity with Palestinians Cover Image
Not Working: Where Have All the Good Jobs Gone? Cover Image
Standing for Reason: The University in a Dogmatic Age Cover Image
Last Days at Hot Slit: The Radical Feminism of Andrea Dworkin (Semiotext(e) / Native Agents) Cover Image
Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do Cover Image

Recent Features

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Cover Image
The Chinese Pleasure Book (Zone Books) Cover Image
The Hebrew Bible: A Translation with Commentary Cover Image
Walter Kaufmann: Philosopher, Humanist, Heretic Cover Image
Writing Fiction, Tenth Edition: A Guide to Narrative Craft (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing) Cover Image
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