The Accidental Feminist

The author of Forever Barbie offers an appreciation of one of the most glamorous movie stars of all time from a startling perspective. M. G. Lord argues that, in films such as National Velvet, A Place in the Sun, and Butterfield 8, Elizabeth Taylor's roles challenged long-held assumptions about gender, sexuality, and power. A counterintuitive take on a still-fascinating personality.

July 26: On this day in 1602 "A booke called the Revenge of Hamlett Prince Denmarke" was entered in the Stationers' Register by printer James Robertes.

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