James writes:

Simply put: check out tomorrow's Journal . I've written an article for the "Masterpiece" column on the nature dioramas the American Museum of Natural History. As someone who spent his childhood gazing at these displays, I probably had more fun putting this piece together than any essay I've written in a while.

I'll have more about the topic once the article appears tomorrow--including my interview with Stephen Christopher Quinn, the diorama guy at the museum and the author of a great new book on the subject called Windows in Nature.