From Physics to Finance

Lisa Randall explains how scientific thought has influenced our popular thinking on everything from creativity to risk to beauty. Ceramicist Edmund de Waal talks about his work and his efforts to trace the origins and history of a collection of 264 tiny Japanese carvings. Michael Ondaatje on his new novel, called The Cat’s Table. And Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi on bankers, politicians, and the Wall Street protests!