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‘Brando’s Smile,’ by Susan L. Mizruchi

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 9:17am
A biographer of Marlon Brando delves into the archives and tries to demystify her complex subject.

Letters: The Word

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 9:15am
Readers respond to recent reviews of Alex Beam’s “American Crucifixion,” Josh Ostergaard’s “The Devil’s Snake Curve” and more.

ArtsBeat: Comic-Con 2014: Lois Lowry Finally Sees Her Novel On-Screen

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 8:09pm
Ms. Lowry, whose novel “The Giver” helped spawn the young adult science fiction genre, says seeing the film version opened her eyes to things left unsaid in the book.

Ben Macintyre’s ‘A Spy Among Friends’

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 3:08pm
Ben Macintyre’s latest nonfiction thriller, “A Spy Among Friends,” is about Kim Philby, the high-level British spymaster who turned out to be a Russian mole.

Kai Bird’s ‘The Good Spy’ and Jack Devine’s ‘Good Hunting’

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 3:08pm
Kai Bird tells the story of Robert Ames, an American operative in the Middle East, while Jack Devine’s memoir recounts his time helping rebel fighters battle Soviet troops in Afghanistan.

Bookends: When It Comes to Fiction About National Tragedy, How Soon Is Too Soon?

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 8:00am
Daniel Mendelsohn and Anna Holmes discuss whether there is an appropriate amount of time to wait before turning national tragedy or trauma into art.