The TSA’s Gallery Of Misfit Everything

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“Far from the eyes of holiday travelers, there is an art gallery with an ever-changing, carefully curated selection of remarkable pieces that say a great deal about the United States, security, consumerism and our general frame of mind.”

How Modern Is Charles Dickens? Look To The Bestseller Lists


“Writers as different as Martin Amis and Chicago’s Scott Turow have spoken to me of the tidal pull of Dickens on their imaginations; so, more recently, have Elizabeth Gilbert and Donna Tartt, whose current best-sellers (‘The Signature of All Things’ and ‘The Goldfinch,’ respectively) display their Dickensian affinities like badges of honor.”