Apollo's Angels

A trained dancer as well as a historian, Jennifer Homans offers an insider's perspective in her lavish survey of four centuries of ballet, from its days of aesthetic primacy to its current exile from culture's center stage.

July 25: On this day in 1834 Samuel Taylor Coleridge died of heart disease at the age of sixty-one.

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