Articles of Note

The crime: Stealing a 299-year-old Stradivarius. The suspect: A hard-luck building manager who fancied himself a high-end art thief... more »

New Books

The Victorian age abounded in amateur tinkerers. Let us praise the inventions ? collapsible hats, revolving heels ? that didn't change the world... more »

Essays & Opinions

The maker of many mistakes in life, Borges didn't give reality much credence. When things went wrong, 'this is just an illusion?... more »