1. Latest 26 recommendations for April can be found here.
2. My favourite quote from the now-closed Hogarth exhibition at Tate Britain:
Shakespeare, who had the deepest penetration into nature has sum'd up all the charms of beauty in two words, INFINITE VARIETY.
From Hogarth's The Analysis of Beauty, 1753.
3. How's this for being good at your chosen profession:
United's manager recalled Paolo Maldini's man-of-the-match display in Milan's 2-0 win at Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals. "He played the entire 90 minutes without making a tackle," he enthused about a 38-year-old he regards as the most intelligent defender in world football. "It's an art."Alex Ferguson on Paolo Maldini, from The Guardian, 24 April 2007