The Sunday Supplement: #4

A tchotchke, a newsletter, and possibly the best book I've read this year

This will be a quirky one.

A few years ago, visiting friends for the weekend, I noticed a small globe on the mantle above their fireplace, slowly spinning in place.

You could pick it up or leave it alone, it kept rotating, suspended inside of a transparent shell. I asked people about it. Nobody knew quit…

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