Health Care Reform: What It Is, Why It’s Necessary, How It Works

Whether you think health care reform is the best thing since Superman's cape or America's kryptonite, chances are you could stand to understand it better. MIT economist and health care policy expert Jonathan Gruber to the rescue! Gruber, whose work in Massachusetts paved the way for 2009's sweeping national health care overhaul, breaks it all down (Pow! Bam!) for even the most easily confused among us, teaming up with illustrator Nathan Schreiber to bring us a lively, opinionated explanation in the form of, yes, a comic book.

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.