september 1–15, 2021

Books

  • Hari Kunzru, Red Pill
  • Raymond Chandler, The Lady in the Lake
  • Caterina Bonvicini, The Year of Our Love, translated by Antony Shugaar
  • Walter Serner, Last Loosening: A Handbook for the Con Artist & Those Aspiring to Become One, trans. Mark Kanak
  • Arika Okrent, In the Land of Invented Languages
  • Jenn Shapland, My Autobiography of Carson McCullers

Films

  • La noche de enfrente (Night Across the Street), directed by Raúl Ruiz
  • El tango del viudo y su espejo deformante (The Tango of the Widower and Its Distorting Mirror), dir. Raúl Ruiz & Valeria Sarmiento
  • La telenovela errante (The Wandering Soap Opera), dir. Valerio Sarmiento & Raúl Ruiz
  • The Travelling Companion, dir. Niki de Saint Phalle
  • Real Life, dir. Albert Brooks
  • Cityscape, dir. Michael Snow
  • Modern Romance, dir. Albert Brooks
  • Lost in America, dir. Albert Brooks
  • Sometimes in Michigan, dir. Cecelia Condit

august 16–31, 2021

Books

  • Uwe Johnson, Anniversaries: From a Year in the Life of Gesine Cresspahl, translated by Damion Searls
  • Clara Chow, 几首烂情诗 / Lousy Love Poems
  • Joel Tan, Café
  • Joshua Ip, Translations to the Tanglish
  • Raymond Chandler, Killer in the Rain
  • Raymond Chandler, Farewell, My Lovely
  • Mabel Loomis Todd, Tripoli the Mysterious
  • Raymond Chandler, The Big Sleep
  • Rikki Ducornet, Trafic
  • Raymond Chandler, The High Window
  • Charles Beaumont, Perchance to Dream: Selected Stories

july 16–31, 2021

Books

  • Dante, Purgatorio, translated by John Aitken Carlyle, Thomas Okey & P. H. Wicksteed
  • Dante, Purgatory, trans. J. G. Nichols
  • Dante, Paradise, trans. Alasdair Gray
  • Jamie McKendrick, editor, The Faber Book of 20th-Century Italian Poems
  • Sandro Penna, Within the Sweet Noise of Life: Selected Poems, trans. Alexander Booth
  • Jaume Subirana, The Silent Letter, trans. Christopher Whyte
  • Italo Calvino, Numbers in the Dark, trans. Tim Parks
  • Charles Portis, The Dog of the South
  • Charles Portis, Norwood
  • Anthony Burgess, Earthly Powers

Films

  • Graceland, directed by Anocha Suwichakornpong
  • Nightfall, dir. Anocha Suwichakornpong & Tulapop Saenja
  • The Secret Life of Edward James, dir. Patrick Boyle
  • Renaissance, dir. Walerian Borowczyk
  • No Sudden Move, dir. Steven Soderbergh

july 1–15, 2021

Books

  • Dao Strom, You Will Always Be Someone from Somewhere Else, translated by Ly Thuy Nguyen
  • Evelyn Waugh, Remote People
  • Manuel Vázquez Montalbán, Tattoo, trans. Nick Caistor
  • Olivia Laing, Everybody: A Book about Freedom
  • Italo Calvino, Last Comes the Raven, trans. Archibald Colquhoun, Peggy Wright, Ann Goldstein, William Weaver & Ben Johnson
  • Forrest Gander, Twice Alive

Films

  • Fantastic Fungi, directed by Louie Schwartzberg

june 16–30, 2021

Books

  • Giorgio Scerbanenco, A Private Venus, translated by Howard Curtis
  • Evelyn Waugh, Labels: A Mediterranean Journal
  • Thomas Pynchon, Bleeding Edge
  • Giorgio Scerbanenco, Traitors to All, trans. Howard Curtis
  • Merlin Sheldrake, Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds, and Shape Our Futures

june 1–15, 2021

Books

  • Gabriel Weisz Carrington, The Invisible Painting: My Memoir of Leonora Carrington
  • Manuel Vásquez Montalbán, The Angst-Ridden Executive, translated by Ed Emery
  • Richard Wright, The Man Who Lived Underground
  • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Italian Journey 1786–1788, trans. W. H. Auden & Elizabeth Mayer
  • Aimee Nezhukumatathil, World of Wonders
  • Manuel Vázquez Montalbán, Southern Seas, trans. Patrick Camiller
  • Dante, Purgatory, trans. Alasdair Gray

Films

  • Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project, directed by Matt Wolf

may 16–31, 2021

Books

  • Leonardo Sciascia, Equal Danger, translated by Adrienne Foulke
  • Jacques Vallée, The Network Revolution: Confessions of a Computer Scientist
  • Jonathan Ames, A Man Named Doll
  • Zakir Hossain Khokan, Bhing Navato, Poh Yong Han & Joshua Ip, editors, Call & Response 2: A Singapore Migrant Poetry Anthology
  • Linda Collins, Sign Language for the Death of Reason
  • Torrey Peters, Detransition, Baby
  • Eduardo Berti, An Ideal Presence, trans. Daniel Levin Becker
  • Stewart Brand, The Media Lab: Inventing the Future at MIT
  • Stewart Brand, Two Cybernetic Frontiers
  • Andrea Camilleri, The Cook of the Halcyon, trans. Stephen Sartarelli
  • John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley in Search of America
  • Alasdair Gray, A History Maker

Films

  • We Are as Gods, directed by David Alvarado & Jason Sussberg

may 1–15, 2021

Books

  • Trevor Winkfield & Miles Champion, How I Became a Painter: Trevor Winkfield in Conversation with Miles Champion
  • John Swartzwelder, The Time Machine Did It
  • John Swartzwelder, Double Wonderful
  • Karen An-Hwei Lee, A Maze of Transparencies
  • Raquel Salas Rivera, While They Sleep (Under the Bed Is Another Country)
  • James Thurber, My Life and Hard Times
  • Leonardo Sciascia, The Wine-Dark Sea, translated by Avril Bardoni
  • Leonardo Sciascia, The Day of the Owl, trans. Archibald Colquhoun & Arthur Oliver

Films

  • À bout de souffle (Breathless), directed by Jean-Luc Godard
  • Cold Case Hammarskjöld, dir. Mads Brügger
  • The Birds, dir. Alfred Hitchcock
  • Mister America, dir. Eric Notarnicola

april 16–30, 2021

Books

  • Marcel Proust, The Mysterious Correspondent: New Stories, translated by Charlotte Mandell
  • Jamie McKendrick, Crocodiles & Obelisks
  • Donna Leon, Acqua Alta
  • Karen Pinkus, The Montesi Scandal: The Death of Wilma Montesi and the Birth of the Paparazzi in Fellini’s Rome
  • Sandi Tan, Lurkers
  • Jamie McKendrick, Out There
  • Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers, trans. R. D. Hicks
  • Dante Alighieri, Inferno, trans. Mary Jo Bang

Films

  • Mulholland Drive, directed by David Lynch
  • Brick, dir. Rian Johnson
  • Breathless, dir. Jim McBride