Down to the Crossroads

Aram Goudsouzian's portrait of James Meredith (the first African American student at the University of Mississippi) and his 1966 "March Against Fear" is a stark look at the menace of racial unrest, and the forging of the Black Power movement.

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…