The Ripple Effect

Can't imagine living without enough petroleum? What about water? A lack thereof is the reality today for millions, and a likelihood for millions more in the future. Paul Prud'homme intelligently and dispassionately surveys the landscape of our shrinking fresh water supplies, and finds the irrefutable parched results hard to swallow.

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…