Alec Nevala-Lee is the author of The Icon Thief, a suspense novel set in the New York art world. He blogs at

Forking Paths

One of the political mastermind’s favorite writers is Jorge Luis Borges. Alec Nevala-Lee on what Borges’s stories reveal about Rove’s.

Hollywood therapists Barry Michels and Phil Stutz reveal their tricks, but Alec Nevala-Lee says the result is vague and unoriginal.