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John Wooden’s Newest Biography Is a Winner

What’s left to say about the UCLA basketball coach? We ask author Seth Davis

A Pryor’s Tale: A New Biography Reveals Richard Pryor in All His Glory and Mania

If laughter is anarchy no comedian was more radical than Richard Pryor, a kid who grew up in a Peoria whorehouse to become the funniest—and most trenchant—observer of race in America.

Celebrity Look-Alikes: Can You Tell These Biographers Apart From Their Subjects?

We found an eerie resemblance between these authors and the people they devote themselves to researching

Author Spotlight: R.J. Smith

James Brown liked Los Angeles without ever exactly feeling comfortable here. It was a place he kept coming back to, sizing up from various angles. In the early 1960s...