Shores of Knowledge

A fascinating and original look at New World exploration that focuses on scientific discoveries and innovations that were propelled by these 15th-century voyages to exotic lands.

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…