Crime, Suffering, Tragedy and John Lithgow

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John Lithgow, Annette Bening, and Christopher Innvar inThe Public Theater’s free Shakespeare in the Park production of King Lear, directed by Daniel Sullivan, July 22-August 17, 2014.

New Yorker staff writer Nicholas Schmidle looks into whether the Chicago police coerced witnesses into implicating a man for a murder he didn’t commit. John Lithgow talks about playing King Lear in the Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park production. Jo Nesbø talks about his latest crime thriller, The Son. Plus, this week’s Please Explain is all about the ebola virus and other infectious disease outbreaks, and how they’re treated, contained, and brought under control.