The Lost Art of Reading

Prove Philip Roth wrong in his prediction that in a few decades serious readers will be nearly extinct. Take up the torch of thoughtful literacy argued for so capably and passionately by David Ulin, in this expansion of his potent Los Angeles Times essay.

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.