The Essential Ellen Willis

A pioneer woman in the field of rock and roll journalism (and late 20th century cultural criticism at large), Ellen Willis receives deserved compendium treatment, collecting her wry musings on Janis Joplin, Lou Reed, child-rearing, daytime talk shows, and defining "radical feminism."

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.