On the June 18 edition of "The New York Times Close Up," Building Blocks Columnist David Dunlap describes the murders at the Ramrod, and Times Media Correspondent Michael Grynbaum talked with CNN's Anderson Cooper about his bringing a personal story to his reporting.

Harvard University historian Elizabeth Hinton discusses her new book, "From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America."  

Political reporter Walter Shapiro took a detour from his customary work to focus on his great-uncle, Freeman Bernstein, with "Hustling Hitler: The Jewish Vaudevillian Who Fooled the Fuhrer."

And New York Times journalists Contributing Reporter Clyde Haberman, Editorial Board Contributing Writer Eleanor Randolph and Metro Economics Reporter Patrick McGeehan discuss the week’s major stories.