John McPhee is the godfathter of a certain kind of long-form creative non-fiction, and over the past half-century, he’s written more than 100 articles for The New Yorker. He sits down with Kurt Andersen to talk about his new book, which is part memoir, part tutorial for writers.
Then B.J. Novak, the writer and actor who starred on the critically acclaimed “The Office,” makes a rousing defense of a show that has been widely panned: “Fuller House.” A Swedish photorealist painter dupes his government, which doesn’t realize that the painting on his license is really a painted self-portrait. And the Malian blues duo Amadou & Mariam perform live.