Spencer Tracy

Iconic screen presence Spencer Tracy is the worthy subject of this in-depth, masterful account of his life. A bastion of solidity, simplicity, and competence in his films, Tracy proves to have been rather different away from the lens, a conflicted mix of faithfulness, passion, self-doubt, and bad behavior that James Curtis documents unflinchingly yet with immense empathy.

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.