The Patchwork of Our Modern Families. And Hit-Making 101.

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 Lance Bass, Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez, Chris Kirkpatrick and Joey Fatone of Nsync pose for a photoshoot circa 1999 in New York City.

Author Joshua Gamson's new book illuminates the modern family unit in a changing world, and he is joined by two women featured in the book, Tamar Datan and "Rahel." Artistic director Jonathan Bank describes his production of 'The New Morality,' starring Brenda Meaney, who joins Bank in the studio. Robert Sims and Christopher Brooks celebrate the life of lyric tenor Roland Hayes. And New Yorker staff writer John Seabrook takes the reins for our latest Please Explain: the hit-making edition!