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Kiss Me, Kate

Mark Harris' agreeable article on Kate Winslet ignores one of her defining cinematic achievements: her first film, Peter Jackson's classic New Zealand epic Heavenly Creatures [March 2]. The strength of this performance, and the manner in which she brought to life the notorious Christchurch schoolgirl Juliet Hulme, was deeply striking. One can only gape in awe at the growth in ability she has shown from such an auspicious beginning. Victor Ochoa, DANVILLE, ILL.

Healing a National Wound

Senator Patrick Leahy's advocacy for a truth commission, charged with uncovering facts about alleged torture and civil-liberties abuses by the Bush...