Russians: The People Behind the Power

Gregory Feifer's decade as a Moscow reporter offers sharp insights on everything from Vladimir Putin, Edward Snowden, and a nation's sexual politics, to the enduring pleasures of Dosteyevsky, good vodka, and discovering one's familial roots.

April 16: ""Blue pottery vases and bowls for flowers are most attractive, and certain blue books...will repeat and emphasize color."

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…