The Difficulty of Being

Jean Cocteau played many roles in his long life – poet, novelist, filmmaker – all while keeping company with artistic giants like Proust, Picasso, and Stravinsky.  His illuminating memoir explores the joys – and pains – that come with a richly creative mind.

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.