Plato at the Googleplex

Using Plato as her yardstick, Rebecca Newberger Goldstein measures the modern tendency to reduce all issues to scientific ones, and tries to assess how our newest technologies help or hinder the ancient ways of soul-searching.

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.