Another Fine Mess

From the Marx Brothers to the Coen Brothers, Charlie Chaplin to Woody Allen, Mae West to Will Ferrell, Billy Wilder to Judd Apatow, film critic and historian Saul Austerlitz takes us on a smart, encyclopedic, and appreciative tour of American movie comedy.

April 19: "What you see first, after the starting gun's crack, is a column of bobbing runners, thousands of them, surging downhill..."

Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…