By MELENA RYZIK
“For a Good Time, Call ...,” about two postcollegiate women who start a phone-sex line, was a DIY film project for two former college roommates.
Arts & Leisure
By DAVID CARR
The documentarian Errol Morris, whose research has led to exonerations of men convicted of crime, has now written a book about Jeffrey MacDonald, in prison for the 1970 murder of his wife and children.
Books of The Times
By CHASE NOVAK
Reviewed by JANET MASLIN
Scott Spencer’s “Breed,” written under the name Chase Novak, is a ghoulish family tale set mostly in Manhattan.
By JULIE BOSMAN
Vanessa Veselka, James Gleick, Christopher Hitchens, Dan Barry and Robert K. Massie are recipients of the annual prizes.
By JOHN WILLIAMS
In Mr. LaValle's new book, residents of a Queens psychiatric hospital battle bureaucracy and a monster.
By GUY TREBAY
A book and a gallery show during New York Fashion Week will put Antonio Lopez’s work back in the public eye.
By STEPHEN HOLDEN
The jazz singer Allan Harris performed songs from his CD “Convergence” at the Metropolitan Room.
By WILLIAM YARDLEY
Mr. Fogle was imprisoned in Washington State in a life filled with true crimes, and used his experiences for fictional accounts in novels and an eventual movie.
By SUSANNAH MEADOWS
New books by Claire Vaye Watkins, Marie NDiaye, Hanna Plyväinen, Karl Taro Greenfeld, Katie Kitamura and Charles Cumming.