Our Times: The Age of Elizabeth II

From the end of the Empire to the dawn of a messy new millennium, Wilson charts the half century of the second Elizabethan era with sharp wit and sweeping opinions.

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…