Seventy-five elements—two thirds of the periodic table—go into the making of your smartphone. But where do they come from?
"Where the source is, who that creator is, and what His powers are, / hear all these from Me in brief." A cento as creation myth.
"The sounds of the city echoed outside, but here inside the West Wing, I found myself confronted by a silent figure: a voiceless thrush in a golden frame." On a relief sculpture by Jean-Antoine Houdon.