In his longest-ever interview, fraught with foreboding, he explained the genesis of every Beatles song.
In red America these days, books are Public Enemy No. 1.
The situation grew worse with the recent release of another damning report.


  1. editorial cartoon from times wires
  2. Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison play their rooftop concert in "The Beatles: Get Back." The author's "Playboy" interview with John Lennon and Yoko Ono came a decade later.
  3. A student at Oxford High School in Oxford, Mich., is accused of killing four students and wounded several others.
  4. University of Florida president W. Kent Fuchs.
  5. In March 2010, then-President Barack Obama signs the Affordable Care Act in the East Room of the White House. Floridans lead the way in the number of people who take advantage of the Marketplace.
  6. Vice President Kamala Harris, seen here in July, spoke in Charlotte, N.C., on Dec. 2, 2021, about the administration's infrastructure spending plan. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/TNS)
  7. Yesterday• Letters to the Editor
    Mark Jones, seen here at the Marion Correctional Institution in Lowell, received a life sentence under what’s called the Prison Releasee Reoffender Act -- what some deemed a two-strikes law when it was passed in 1997. He had priors -- not uncommon for someone in his situation, but it was the fact that he’d committed a new crime within three years of completing a separate prison sentence for an unrelated crime.
  8. editorial cartoon from times wires
  9. People shop at International Plaza and Bay Street in Tampa in November.
  10. South Unit of the Central Florida Reception Center in Orlando earlier this year.
  11. A bricklayer builds a wall in the new expanded space on the first floor of the Warner Theatre in Pennsylvania earlier this year.
  12. At a moment where our nation is looking inward to improve prescription drug access, lawmakers and regulators should look no further than the second-largest federal drug pricing program in the country to defend patients from escalating medication costs and give them greater peace of mind about their health care.
  13. President Joe Biden has a chance to restore some of the United States' democratic bona fides at this week's summit.
  14. Martha Ann Murray was 2 months old when she was placed in an iron lung. She is watched by nurse Martha Sumner in St. Mary's Hospital in Tucson, Ariz., Sept. 23, 1952, where she was critically ill with polio.
  15. Margarita Rescalvo, 10, looks on while Medical Assistant Cassandra Ross administers a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. Nurse Jordan Dierksheide holds her arm during a vaccination event hosted by Enterprising Latinas at Wimauma Opportunity Center in Wimauma last month.
  16. President Donald Trump campaign merchandise is pictured on a table, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, during a pop-up event in Bloomfield.
  17. Dec. 5• Letters to the Editor
    One Christmas tree's happy decoration.
  18. A "build back better" sign sits in a pre-k classroom that President Joe Biden visited in New Jersey this fall.
  19. A look at gas prices.
  20. An American flag flies.
  21. New York’s first female governor, Kathy Hochul, is muted in what she wears. As The Nation says, "She’s low-key remarkable precisely for what she’s not: the puffed-up fraud who preceded her." Here, she holds a COVID-focused news conferences, hoping to strike a balance to convey the potential dangers of the omicron variant without fanning excessive fears about the mysterious variant.
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