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Locks on the Seine

I was saddened to learn today that Parisian officials have decided to remove the love locks (not to be confused with love handles) from the Pont des Arts spanning the Seine. Several years ago a close friend—I have, in fact, … Read the rest

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The Real Serial Killer

The Real Serial Killer

There is a tension in all fiction between what is happening and what the writer chooses to reveal. In the podcast Serial, from This American Life, we must wait for crucial facts to be divulged to … Read the rest

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Rembrandt in London

Rembrandt Exhibit

There’s a scene in one of my favorite books, Dr. Oliver Sacks’s The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a  Hat, in which the good doctor walks into a room full of stroke victims, many of whom Read the rest

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