Click here to read a slide-show essay on the history of polka dots.
Special thanks to Leigh Wishner of Cora Ginsburg Gallery, NYC; Jen Colman of the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum; and Professor Steven Connor of Birkbeck College, London.
Supreme Court Dispatches
The Justices Are Irked With One Another Over the Death Penalty Two cases from Kansas bring out their irritation.
The “How Do You Punish This Company?” Bonus Segment Emily Bazelon, Jamelle Bouie, and David Plotz discuss reprimanding Volkswagen for ethical misconduct.