Smart Cities

Anthony M. Townsend's savvy approach to urban planning accounts for the growing fluxuation between suburbia and the metropolis, while investigating what living in a GPS-navigated world does to our sense of place.

April 19: "What you see first, after the starting gun's crack, is a column of bobbing runners, thousands of them, surging downhill..."

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…