Buy Paul Krugman Some Shamanic Music

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Hmmm. This look might have something to do with it. Photo: Getty Images

Jeff Bercovici at Portfolio bravely e-mailed Paul Krugman to find out if the Amazon wish list under his name — which requests several recordings of shamanic music and not one but three kinds of trundle beds — was his, and the Nobel Prize–winning economist confirmed that it was. With this caveat: "My wife, in addition to doing economics, teaches yoga; hence the music." We assume that Gardening at the Dragon's Gate and Life at Quarr Abbey must be Mrs. Krugman's too, in which case ... Holy Ren Faire. Did she marry him because he was so elfin? [Amazon via Mixed Media/Portfolio]