David and Goliath

Malcolm Gladwell's latest cerebral rummaging through the labyrinth of the world weighs the disparity between the Big Guys and the Little Guys, and discloses how the odds are not always in favor of the former.

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…