Emma Goldberg muses on Joan Didion's words about attachment to place.
Steve Lichtman reviews the week in politics and culture.
Rebecca Schultz interviews Patton Oswalt on Michelle McNamara's true crime story "I'll Be Gone in the Dark."
Hollis Robbins explores the failure of Adams and Sellers' gold rush opera "Girls of the Gold West" and wonders when tech entrepreneurs will be the subjects of their own operas.
Andrew Zingg reconnects with his grandfather's bossa nova legacy through Alfredinho Jacinto Melo's influential club Bip-bip in Rio de Janeiro.
Andy Fitch interviews Dawn Lundy Martin about her books "Discipline" and "Life in a Box Is a Pretty Life."
Eisa Ulen looks at Jordan Peele's "Us" and compares it to Spike Lee's 1989 "Do the Right Thing."
Marie Myung-Ok Lee discusses the opening of a white-run "clean" Chinese restaurant in Manhattan.
"France has a way of enticing Californian women who love to cook." Chloe Chappe on Alice Waters and Alice B. Toklas.
Donald Boström recounts his interactions with Julian Assange in the early 2010s and gives his thoughts on the WikiLeaks founder's legal controversies.