November/December 2014

Zero Hour: The First Days of New Berlin

Paul Hockenos


Ireland's Cold War
Henry Farrell
Brazil's Era of Possibility
Gianpaolo Baiocchi

Editors' Note

Deborah Chasman and Joshua Cohen



State of the Nation: Big Spenders
Andrew Mayersohn
Dispatch: Scotland's Next Move
Stephen Phelan
Made in America: Slumming It
Claude S. Fischer
Wonders: Democratic Science
Anne Fausto-Sterling



What Happened to the Bird People
Monique Wentzel

Books & Ideas

Good Feminist
Three new books on feminism
Vivian Gornick
Selling Fast
Public Goods, Profits, and State Legitimacy
Mike Konczal
The Russians Came!
Val Vinokur

On Poetry

Seventeenth Annual Boston Review Poetry Contest
francine j. harris selected by Major Jackson
Poems About Poems
Stephen Burt
The Flame in the Grate
Uche Nduka's Surrealism
Joyelle McSweeney
+ Poet's Sampler (online only)
Blair Johnson introduced by Monica de la Torré
New books by Jena Osman, Aaron Belz, Jane MillerJoan Naviyuk Kane, and Danniel Schoonebeek

On Film

The Natural
Richard Linklater's Boyhood
Alan A. Stone


Beth Bachmann
Archaeology: Toolbox with Level
Cara Chamberlain
Survival Italian
Chad Davidson
Two Poems: Portrait of a Hanged Woman and Lamentation of a Hanged Man
Monica Youn
Goodbye to All That, the Birds Included
Adam Clay
Urban Fantasy
Denise Duhamel
David Sanders
All articles from the issue will appear online.