32 writers—including novelists Diane
Johnson and Edmund White, biographers Stacy Schiff and Judith Thurman, and
humorist Joe Queenan—contribute their private perspectives to this charming
celebration of the City of Light and its special way of illuminating lives.
May 22: The video game Pac-Man, featuring "the most iconic character from the golden age of arcade video games," was released on this day in 1980. Over the next decade, gamers spent over $2.5 billion in quarters…