Tom McCarthy, Alexander Chee, & “Migrant Mother”

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Tom McCarthy on the set of “Spotlight”
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Tom McCarthy's Oscar-nominated movie “Spotlight” turns the tedium of news-gathering into gripping drama. Also, the heroine of Alexander Chee’s new historical novel, “The Queen of the Night,” is a megastar soprano with lots of secrets — and someone who knows them all is spilling the beans. And we find out why photographer Dorothea Lange grew to despise her most famous Depression-era picture, “Migrant Mother.”