I always thought, perhaps naively, that the Times was not going after just the wealthy, that they might have a commitment to people at the lower end of the wealth scale. Then I encountered the February 11 edition.
Christian Hesse's book The Joys of Chess is a compilation of chess stories, biographical sketches, games and fragments with references to art and science. It resembles work previously done by Tim Krabbé.
We may be losing interest in newspapers but our fascination with the people who publish them has never been stronger. Our current dread-and-awe buccaneer is Rupert Murdoch, The Man Who Owns the News, according to a recent bio.