Necessary Luxury: Neil deGrasse Tyson

Astrophysicist, host of National Geographic Channel’s StarTalk, and author of the show’s first companion book, out this month

“A glass of fine aged Burgundy from Vosne-Romanée can be transcendent. I have laid awake at night still experiencing the wine on my palate, wondering how a liquid substance could be so haunting to my senses. I pair it with Roquefort, crackers, and a few dried cranberries. I like to read my old science books by candlelight. It allows me to commune through time with those who read the book b...