Great Public Squares

From Rome and Venice to Paris and Prague, Spain and Portugal, England and New England, New York and the Northwest, architect Gatje captures the urbane glories of urban public spaces in words, pictures, and computer generated plans.

April 21: " 'Pull' includes 'invitations to tea' at which one hears smiling reminders that a better life is available to people who stop talking about massacres..."

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…