... Diane McKinney-Whetstone likes James McBride's latest: Haunting story of slavery.
... Carlin Romano objects to messing around with Will: Shakespeare with 'No Fear,' no flavor.
... I am impressed with Mary Beard's The Roman Triumph: A tradition not so well understood after all.
... Ed Pettit looks into metempsychosis: 19th-century tale of reincarnation had Poe's praise.
... and Rita Giordano is much taken with a new memoir: 'How could you . . . not be gay?'