Saul Leiter was an original — a spirited, self-effacing artist who followed his own vision. Earlier this year, TIME sat down for a friendly conversation with the painter and photographer at the Howard Greenberg Gallery in New York.
“My reputation preceded me, and a rumor got started that I was a CIA hitman.”
This letter about prison life (PDF) by John Kiriakou, who’s serving 30 months in the federal pen for disclosing the name of a covert CIA agent to a journalist, makes for fascinating reading. Kiriakou also helped blow the whistle on the agency’s use of waterboarding.