Boswell's Life of Johnson is not just one of my favorite books, it also engendered some of my favorite book reviews. While praise for the work is universal, the main question commentators try to answer is this: how did the worst man in the world manage to write the best biography?

When the Worst Man in the World Writes a Masterpiece

The Queen's Gambit is a seven-part period drama about a chess player in the 1960s. It is also one of the most watched shows on Netflix – worldwide and in Australia.

If these two statements seem incompatible, you must be too young to remember the time, half a century ago, when Australian television featured a nightly, high-rating, chess program which followed the erratic American Bobby Fischer's world title match victory against reigning champion, Boris Spassky.

I'm a Grandmaster and The Queen's Gambit has all the right moves