A Paradise Built in Hell

Focusing on five great disasters, Rebecca Solnit (River of Shadows) finds in the debris of earthquakes, explosions, and hurricanes the most fateful flowerings of the human spirit.

July 22: On this day in 1941, on his twelfth wedding anniversary, Eugene O'Neill presented the just-finished manuscript of Long Day's Journey into Night to his wife, Carlotta.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.