march 16–31, 2016

Books

  • Álvaro Mutis, The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll, translated by Edith Grossman
  • Georges Simenon, Tropic Moon, trans. Marc Romano
  • Georges Simenon, Dirty Snow, trans. Marc Romano
  • Georges Simenon, Mr. Hire’s Engagement, trans. Daphne Woodward
  • Hisham Matar, In the Country of Men
  • Georges Simenon, Monsieur Monde Vanishes, trans. Jean Stewart
  • Georges Simenon, The 13 Culprits, trans. Peter Schulman

Films

  • Dark Passage, dir. Delmer Daves
  • Macao, dir. Josef von Sternberg & Nicholas Ray
  • The Big Knife, dir. Robert Aldrich
  • The Creature from the Black Lagoon, dir. Jack Arnold
  • The Anthem, dir. Apichatpong Weerasethakul
  • Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy, dir. Kelly Makin
  • The Forbidden Room, dir. Guy Maddin & Evan Johnson
  • The Queen Of Versailles, dir. Lauren Greenfield

march 1–15, 2016

Books

  • Gabriele D’Annunzio, The Child of Pleasure, translated by Georgina Harding
  • Susanne Kircher, A Roman Scandal: The Story of Beatrice Cenci
  • Mihail Sebastian, For Two Thousand Years, trans. Philip Ó Ceallaigh

Films

  • What Happened, Miss Simone?, directed by Liz Garbus
  • Hail, Caesar!, dir. Joel & Ethan Coen

there has not always been snow outside

“And what I really wish to record – as if otherwise I might forget it – is merely that there has not always been snow outside, that much else has occurred during this past year, bloom and harvest and the fragrance of resin throughout the woods, water dripping and trickling down over the rocks of the face of the Kuppron, wind blowing from afar and dying away, light that flamed and faded, and skies that changed from day to night and back again to day. All this occurred while my heart was beating, while wind and sun and clouds were there, all of them flowing through my hands and my heart.”

(Hermann Broch, The Spell, trans. H. F. Broch de Rotherman, p. 6.)

february 15–29, 2016

Books

  • John Keene, Annotations
  • William S. Wilson, With Ray: The Art of Friendship
  • Eka Kurniawan, Man Tiger, translated by Labodalih Sembiring
  • John Fowles, The French Lieutenant’s Woman
  • Ann Beattie, Mrs. Nixon
  • Elizabeth McKenzie, The Portable Veblen

Films

  • Times Square, directed by Allan Moyle
  • The East, dir. Zal Batmanglij