"He is a man who has written a lot about politics and knows something about expectation-setting — set the bar low, and it’ll be easy to top it." The Awl rounds up its review series of online Masterclasses with such esteemed personages as Aaron Sorkin, James Patterson, and Werner Herzog. See also: our own Sonya Chung's review of Sorkin's film The Social Network.
For the first time in the history of The Morning News' Tournament of Books, the longlist of all the titles under consideration has been published. From these titles, 16 will emerge for the literary throwdown in March.