You grew up, like most, where you got trophies for participation, medals for winning bullshit things and undying support from your doting parents who just wanted to see you succeed — or be happy — whichever came first. Because even if you weren’t the best, they still wanted…
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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.