On the July 25 edition of The New York Times Close Up, guest host Patrick Healy talks with New York Times colleagues Amy Chozick, Charles Bagli and Alexander Burns about the political phenomenon that is Donald Trump.

The artistic director and one of the stars of Richard Wagner's opera "Tannhauser," the inaugural production of a new opera company in East Harlem, join the show for a discussion, as does Times Classical Music Reporter Michael Cooper.

Times Metro Reporter Cara Buckley discusses the new film "The End of the Tour," based on an account of five days spent with the late journalist David Foster Wallace.  

Times journalist Sam Tanenhaus talks about his interview with writer E.L. Doctorow in 2009, where they discussed how he found the literary voice for each of his novels. Doctorow died this week.

And The New York Times reporters roundtable convenes.