Long for This World

If science extends the average lifespan by one year for every calendar year of R&D, we'll all live forever!  Although the actual state of cutting-edge geriatric medicine is not quite so simple or sanguine, Pulitzer winner Jonathan Weiner makes a good case for the advent of radical life extension technologies just down the road.

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…