Pain, Parties, Work

Sylvia Plath interns at Mademoiselle for a month, undergoing the woes and adventures which inspired The Bell Jar, in Elizabeth Winder's stirring biography of the singular writer at age 20. 

July 23: Jessica Mitford died on this day in 1996.

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