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John Le Carre

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  • 'Or,' tells playwright's tale of intrigue; more fizzle than 'Sizzle'

    'Or,' tells playwright's tale of intrigue; more fizzle than 'Sizzle'
    "Or," ***1/2Traveler, lover, playwright, spy — Aphra Behn’s improbable careers could have filled a few John Le Carre novels. The 17th century author of “The Rover” is cited most often as the first woman who earned her living...
  • 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' review: Who? What? Why? Who cares?

    'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' review: Who? What? Why? Who cares?
    ** (out of four) In spy movies, the organization sometimes seems to exist only to police itself and its inevitable traitors. So when the operation doesn’t appear to accomplish anything else except cleaning up its own mess, it suggests that shutting...
  • 'Road Dogs': More Leonard made for Hollywood

    'Road Dogs': More Leonard made for Hollywood
    1. Visualize Harry Dean Stanton. Head north out of Detroit on I-75 past 8 Mile Road and you get to Bloomfield Hills, the wealthy suburb where Elmore Leonard lives. Although he was born in New Orleans in 1925, the 83-year-old novelist grew up middle-class...

    Simon Channing Williams British film producer Simon Channing Williams, 63, a British film producer who made a string of acclaimed movies with director Mike Leigh, died Saturday after battling cancer for several years, his London production company...
  • Smiley's model

    James Bond may be the prototypical English spy, but more discerning readers know that John Le Carré's novels come as close as possible to depicting a "true" portrait of the men and women who populate British intelligence. His most indelible creation,...
  • David Kipen's entirely unofficial NEA exit interview

    David Kipen became director, National Reading Initiatives at the National Endowment for the Arts almost five years ago, when poet Dana Gioia led the agency. Much of Kipen's attention went to the Big Read, a national literacy project; he was......