An out-of-character conversation.
Wednesday, November 7
Behind the tabloid story of the “murder orphan” in Queens.
Tuesday, November 6
How Moscow State university discriminated against Jewish applicants using deceptively simple problems.
Monday, November 5
The backstory of “The Duke in His Domain,” Truman Capote’s 1957 New Yorker profile of Marlon Brando.
A profile of Marlon Brando, 33, holed up in a hotel suite in Kyoto where he was filming Sayonara.
My guide tapped at Brando's door, shrieked "Marron!," and fled away along the corridor, her kimono sleeves fluttering like the wings of a parakeet.
Sunday, November 4
At various points, Thomas Mitchell was a novelist, an attorney, a scientist, a Hollywood dealmaker and a CIA higher-up. He was also a con man.
How a Tulsa preacher used direct mail to create the American religious right.
Saturday, November 3
An interview with Maurice Sendak.