Speaking of movies, here’s another top-right one. Gene Hackman, John Travolta, Renee Russo, Bette Midler, Danny DeVito, Dennis Farino, James Gandolfini. Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, based on the Ellmore Leonard novel. A pleasure from start to finish, a tight story played just right.
Robert Caro’s long-running series on the life of Lyndon Johnson is a must-read for anyone interested in American history. In today’s Times he contributes an elaboration of the prelude to the most recent entry, recounting the night Johnson introduced the Voting Rights Act of 1965 in an address to Congress, quoting “we shall overcome,” and […]