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- World mourns Nelson Mandela and celebrates his life; burial set for Dec. 15
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GET OUT: Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers
More than five decades after the Bay of Pigs fiasco, many of the CIA’s files on the mission to depose Fidel Castro are still top secret. But while Americans can’t know what the CIA has on Mr. Castro, they can know what Mr. Castro has on the rest of the world, thanks to Brian Latell’s book, “Castro’s Secrets: The CIA and Cuba’s Intelligence Machine.” Mr. Latell interviewed numerous defectors from Cuba’s intelligence agencies to create a portrait of one of the Western Hemisphere’s most ruthless and cunning spymasters. The infamous communist leader may not be capable of much in his old age and declining health, but once upon a time, he was responsible for ordering high-level assassinations, and even knew a thing or two about Lee Harvey Oswald.
Mr. Latell reads Thursday at the Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE
Reading series: NYU veterans writing workshop
The MFA - or master’s of fine arts degree - is in a precarious position. Once upon a time, two years of residency at an acclaimed program, spent in the company of other scribblers, was the surest way to become a professional writer. Now, with MFA programs graduating thousands upon thousands of mediocre writers every year, the MFA is the new MBA: Sometimes, it’s worth only as much as the paper it’s printed on, and seldom as much as the degree itself cost. If you want to get a sense of what an MFA once was worth, the Kennedy Center is hosting several veterans from New York University’s vaunted writing program: Eric Fair, Matt Gallagher, Matthew Mellina, Perry O’Brien and - perhaps the best of the bunch - Iraq War veteran Roy Scranton.
Tuesday at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW
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