Rat Girl

The astonishingly precocious Kristin Hersh started her music career at the age of 14, and her band Throwing Muses became one of the most arresting acts of the indie-rock revolution. Her memoir is a rawly emotive look back at a single year of musical breakthrough and mental crisis for the artist.

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.

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