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  • The life and fate of Alger Hiss remains a hot topic among readers

    "The other curious thing about the Hiss case is the psychology of believing that Hiss was a spy, which requires abandoning much of what we know about rational thought."
  • In Alger Hiss case, William L. Marbury was a lawyer's lawyer

    I was amazed to read in Frederick N. Rasmussen's "Alger Hiss' trial still stirs readers" (June 26) the opinion expressed by Timmerman Daughtery that Hiss made a major blunder in hiring William L. Marbury as his counsel. As Ms. Daughtery put it, "if he'...

    Gwendolyn M. "Gwen" Bruggman, volunteer, dies

    Gwendolyn M. "Gwen" Bruggman, volunteer, dies
    Gwendolyn M. "Gwen" Bruggman, a homemaker and volunteer, died Aug. 9 from complications of a broken hip at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Brightwood resident was 84. The daughter of a businessman and a homemaker, the former Gwendolyn Medill was...

    Alger Hiss -- a case for our time

    Alger Hiss -- a case for our time
    Fifty-eight years ago today, Alger Hiss -- the defendant in an emblematic Cold War prosecution once called "the trial of the century" -- began serving a federal prison sentence for perjury. Until his death in 1996, Hiss maintained that he had never been a...

    L.A. Theatre Works to open 'Top Secret' in New York and 'RFK' at the Skirball Cultural Center

    L.A. Theatre Works is known for recording the classics -- and plays it thinks will become classics -- in live radio broadcast-style performances that often feature Broadway and Hollywood stars. This month, the company will present two productions that...