The Big Smoke

Adrian Matejka's poetry collection profiles legendary American heavyweight Jack Johnson, the first African-American boxer – outspoken, capricious, and misunderstood – with astounding insight and compassion.

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.