You might have noticed that Tracy Letts’s new drama at Steppenwolf, August: Osage County, is described as “one of the best American plays of the last ten years” in this week’s review. If you’re going to see it, check out this outstanding profile of Letts by Reader contributor Tony Adler, in which it is revealed that his mom is the Billie Letts of Because of Winn-Dixie Where the Heart Is fame. And here’s a fine history of Osage County.