Lauren Weiner
Lauren Weiner

Lauren Weiner is a writer who lives in Baltimore.

Making Sense of Oliver Wendell Holmes’ Controversial Legacy

Stephen Budiansky’s new biography, ‘Oliver Wendell Holmes: A Life in War, Law, and Ideas,’ has new perspectives to offer but fails to excuse the more damning aspects of the famed jurist’s legacy.

Filmmaker Barry Sonnefeld’s Memoir Chronicles His ‘Narcissistic Rage’

Famed director and cinematographer Barry Sonnenfeld’s new memoir dishes the Hollywood dirt and recounts his terrible childhood, but it quickly devolves into an unpleasant assemblage of insults and score-settling.