Smarter Than You Think

Clive Thompson believes technology is altering our brains – for the better.  His convincing case celebrates millionaires filmed 24/7, Chinese students protesting toxic waste, and video gamers working on a cure for HIV.

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…