CLOAK & DAGGER
CLOAK AND DAGGER
Igor Gouzenko was a lowly Soviet cipher clerk when he turned the world order upside down in 1945. Nobody could have predicted the espionage hysteria his defection would unleash.
Russians have been encouraged to see Hitler as a tyrant, but Stalin as their defender. Now some wish Stalin were still around.
CAN’T GET OVER YOU
Stalin died 66 years ago this month, but his personality cult still looms large in the Republic of Georgia.
From poison-tipped umbrellas to hidden bugs and a special thermometer to check a victim was dead, the KGB was ruthless in pursuing its targets, as a new exhibit in NYC reveals.
CH-CHECK IT OUT
It’s been a heck of a good year at the movies, and these are the best of the best.
CHECK IT OUT
There were *a lot* of movies released this year. These are the excellent films that you probably missed.
Khashoggi’s murder developed into a grotesque true crime drama. But, like Stalin, the prince allegedly behind it might find ways to turn the horror to his advantage.