The Unwanted Sound of Everything We Want

One of America's most interrogatory, uncategorizable, and eloquent writers (A Dresser of Sycamore Trees; The Enigma of Anger) explores the ramifications of noise from the street where you live to the other side of the globe.

July 24: On this day in 1725 John Newton, the slave trader-preacher who wrote the hymn "Amazing Grace," was born.

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