What We Are Reading Today: Prime Suspects

Updated 07 August 2019

What We Are Reading Today: Prime Suspects

  • Prime Suspects is a graphic novel that takes you on a voyage of forensic discovery

Authors: Andrew Granville, Jennifer Granville and Robert J. Lewis

Integers and permutations — two of the most basic mathematical objects — are born of different fields and analyzed with separate techniques. 

Yet when the Mathematical Sciences Investigation team of crack forensic mathematicians, led by Prof. Gauss, begins its autopsies of the victims of two seemingly unrelated homicides, Arnie Integer and Daisy Permutation, they discover the most extraordinary similarities between the structures of each body.

Prime Suspects is a graphic novel that takes you on a voyage of forensic discovery, exploring some of the most fundamental ideas in mathematics. Travel with Detective von Neumann as he leaves no clue unturned, from shepherds’ huts in the Pyrenees to secret societies in the cafés of Paris, from the hidden codes in the music of the stones to the grisly discoveries in Finite Fields. 

Tremble at the ferocity of the believers in deep and rigid abstraction. Feel the frustration — and the excitement — of our young heroine, Emmy Germain, as she blazes a trail for women in mathematical research and learns from Prof. Gauss, the greatest forensic detective of them all.


Yolanda Hadid, Gigi and Bella Hadid’s mother, returns to the runway at Off-White

The Off-White show marked her first runway in almost 35-years. (Getty)
Updated 28 February 2020

Yolanda Hadid, Gigi and Bella Hadid’s mother, returns to the runway at Off-White

DUBAI: Virgil Abloh’s fall 2020 show for Off-White was a family affair, with Bella Hadid opening the show, Gigi Hadid closing it, and their mother, Yolanda Hadid, walking mid-runway during Paris Fashion Week on Thursday night.

While the former “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star has spent the past several weeks traveling between London, Milan, and Paris with her daughters, she is always sat on the front row to support them while they strut down the catwalk. However, at Off-White, Yolanda decided to dust off her old modeling hat and join her daughters in what would be her first runway in almost 35-years. Wearing a white, graffiti-print blazer and black trousers, the 56-year-old was more than prepared to return to the catwalk at Off-White’s show.

Of course, Yolanda has plenty of experience in the modeling world. She was discovered at the age of 14 when Dutch designer Frans Molenaar asked her to replace a model in one of his collections. She would go on to become a fashion week fixture during the ‘80s and ‘90s, and appear in the pages of high profile fashion publications.

“I grew up in a really small town in Holland called Papendrecht, and I’d never seen a fashion magazine when I became a model,” Yolanda told W Magazine back in 2018. “I was not educated at all, and I was kind of thrown into it by accident — or maybe because it was my destiny, but at the time it felt like an accident.”

Though she no longer models, the mother of Gigi and Bella is a best-selling author, former “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” cast member and a TV host.