Daily Rituals

Jane Austen wrote her novels while entertaining guests.  Stravinsky stood on his head.  Ben Franklin walked his courtyard nude. Mason Currey profiles these and many more inspiring work habits of geniuses.


April 19: "What you see first, after the starting gun's crack, is a column of bobbing runners, thousands of them, surging downhill..."

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…