Conversations with Scorsese

In a series of in-depth interviews conducted over several years, film critic Richard Schickel directs the director of Mean Streets, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, and many other stunning cinematic creations in a performanceilluminated by Scorsese's insight, intelligence, and preternatural alertness.

April 16: ""Blue pottery vases and bowls for flowers are most attractive, and certain blue books...will repeat and emphasize color."

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…