Everything you ever wanted to know about women and the death penalty
… it turns out this book is basically The Journalist and the Murderer for the TMZ age. It’s really pretty devastating. Choire Sicha’s “Your Smart-Person Beach Read Arrived Early: The Bling Ring"
(Source: The Awl)
Like Aldrich Ames and Robert Hanssen before her, Ana Montes blindsided the intelligence community with brazen acts of treason. By day, she was a buttoned-down GS-14 in a Defense Intelligence Agency cubicle. By night, she was on the clock for Fidel Castro, listening to coded messages over shortwave radio, passing encrypted files to handlers in crowded restaurants and slipping undetected into Cuba wearing a wig and clutching a phony passport. Jim Popkin’s “The ‘Queen of Cuba’” (Washington Post, 2013)
(Source: Washington Post)