Cooked

The effects of fire, water, air, and earth upon what we eat are the subject of Michael Pollan's toothsome inquiry into the history of modern food.

April 18: "[W]ould it be too bold to imagine that all warm-blooded animals have arisen from one living filament…?"

Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…

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