HITLER'S BLUE PERIOD

AIRMAIL WEEKLY  August 17, 2019

 

The Nazis confiscated Tower of Blue Horses, Franz Marc’s masterpiece of German Expressionism, setting off an eight-decade search to find it. Its vanishing is one of the art world’s great mysteries, because, unlike other lost masterpieces, there is tantalizing evidence that Tower of Blue Horses still exists.

FAWLTY TOWER

VANITY FAIR   January 2018

 

Even as the Pentagon shells out an incomprehensible $130,000 a month for an apartment next to the president's, sales and rentals at Trump Tower are sagging.  Indeed, its gleaming brass and marble conceal various shady histories and murky deals. 

THE WHITE HOUSE, INC.

VANITY FAIR March 2017

No tax returns, no blind trust, no divestment: Donald Trump has ignored calls to put his country before his business. From foreign bank loans to deals with Russian oligarchs, there’s evidence of serious ethics violations ahead.

AL SHARPTON, REVISITED

VANITY FAIR April 2016

 

The Reverend Al Sharpton has been many things to many people: a firebrand, an opportunist, an inspiration, a joke. Today, with race once again roiling America’s conscience, Sharpton reflects on the presidential election, his role as a political power broker, and the controversies he can’t shake

THE WIDOW'S WAR

MORE Magazine January 2016

The military says her husband killed himself. Kim Stahlman is convinced he was murdered. And she's taken on the most powerful institution on earth in her quest to find out the truth

COURTING CONTROVERSY

MORE Magazine April 2015

 

If you reveal government secrets in an attempt to expose wrongdoing, does that make you a hero or a traitor? Attorney Jesselyn Radack stands up for some of the world's most reviled whistleblowers...because for her it's personal

SHOWDOWN AT THE FOUR SEASONS

VANITY FAIR September 2014

New York preservationists and power-lunchers were aghast to learn of Seagram Building owner Aby Rosen’s plan to remove a beloved Picasso curtain from the Four Seasons restaurant, where it had hung for more than half a century. On the battles that ensued, of profit against history, art against ego, and old-school values against New Money

THE SNOWDEN SAGA: A SHADOWLAND OF SECRETS AND LIES

VANITY FAIR April 2014

"Every person remembers some moment in their life where they witnessed some injustice, big or small, and looked away, because the consequences of intervening seemed too intimidating. But there's a limit to the amount of incivility and inequality and inhumanity that each individual can tolerate. I crossed that line. And I'm no longer alone."

SEX, LIES AND LAWSUITS

VANITYFAIR.COM March 1, 2013

 

 

Buddy Fletcher and Ellen Pao’s story was a powerful American Dream narrative, a tale of obstacles overcome, brilliance, hard work, drive, and ambition rewarded. Now, they’re facing bankruptcy and fighting for their professional reputations. From Silicon Valley to Wall Street to one of New York’s most storied co-ops, what went wrong?

A TEXAS REBEL'S FIGHT FOR HER LAND

MORE MAGAZINE September 2013

The bold, outrageous voice of the anti-fracking movement: Sharon Wilson

UNTANGLING REBEKAH BROOKS

VANITY FAIR January 2012

A virtual member of the Murdoch family, close to Prime Ministers Blair, Brown, and Cameron, she relished her power—until the phone-hacking scandal took her down.

THE WOMAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH

VANITY FAIR October 2011

Millions of Americans hoped President Obama would nominate Elizabeth Warren to head the consumer financial watchdog agency she had created. Instead, she was pushed aside. As Warren kicks off her run for Scott Brown’s Senate seat in Massachusetts, Suzanna Andrews charts the Harvard professor’s emergence as a champion of the beleaguered middle class, and her fight against a powerful alliance of bankers, lobbyists, and politicians.

HOW RAJAT GUPTA CAME UNDONE

BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK May 19, 2011

He appeared to be the paragon of integrity, but the ex-head of McKinsey and adviser to the world's most powerful companies was keeping secrets

HAVE YOU LOOKED INTO MY HEART

MORE MAGAZINE February 2011

Daisy Khan has been hailed as a healer, a link between moderate Islam and the West, and a force for equality for Muslim women. But since she proposed building an Islamic Center near Ground Zero, Khan has been under siege, her Americanism questioned, her religious devotion examined, her life threatened

THE HEIRESSES AND THE CULT

VANITY FAIR  October 2010

To family friends, Seagram heiresses Sara and Clare Bronfman are victims of a frightening, secretive “cult” called nxivm, which has swallowed as much as $150 million of their fortune. But the organization’s leader, Keith Raniere, seems also to have tapped into a complex emotional rift between the sisters and their father. Accusations are flying—blackmail, perjury, forgery—in a many-sided legal war.

LARRY FINK'S TRILLION DOLLAR SHADOW

VANITY FAIR March 2010

His giant BlackRock money-management firm controls or monitors more than $12 trillion worldwide—including the balance sheets of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and the toxic A.I.G. and Bear Stearns assets taken over by the U.S. government. How did Fink rebound from a humiliating failure to become the financial fulcrum of Washington and Wall Street?

THE WIDOW AND THE OLIGARCHS

VANITY FAIR September 2009

The sudden death of Badri Patarkatsishvili rocked the ruthless world of the Russian oligarchy, pitting his widow against his partner, exiled billionaire Boris Berezovsky, in one of the biggest estate battles ever, and landing an American lawyer in a Belarusian penal colony. Talking to key players in New York and London, the author reports on a suspected forgery, a secret marriage, and an alleged private-jet kidnapping.

ARTHUR MILLER'S MISSING ACT

VANITY FAIR September 2007

 

For all the public drama of Arthur Miller's career—his celebrated plays, his marriage to Marilyn Monroe, his social activism—one character was absent: the Down-syndrome child he deleted from his life

HEIRESS VS. HEIRESS

VANITY FAIR September 2006

Tipped off to intimate e-mails, Johnson & Johnson heiress and Hilton sidekick Casey Johnson, 26, accused her aunt, famously private socialite Libet Johnson, 56, of stealing her 38-year-old boyfriend. So began an epic clash of generations

HOSTAGE TO FORTUNE

VANITY FAIR December 2004

After squandering his vast A&P inheritance, Huntington Hartford turned to drugs, then vanished from sight. Finding the 93-year-old former playboy in Lyford Cay, the author learns about his gilded past, his dark years as a recluse, and how his daughter Juliet came to his rescue

VANISHED OPULENCE

VANITY FAIR January 2001

On the rise and epic fall of the late Saul Steinberg, the once feared corporate raider

DISCO INFERNO

VANITY FAIR July 2000

 

With a slew of South Beach clubs under his control, Chris Paciello reaped money, respect, and famous friends—Madonna and Sofia Vergara among them. But then came charges of racketeering for murder and bank robbery. From FBI wiretaps, police sources and South Beach insiders, Suzanna Andrews examines the consequences after Paciello’s New York past caught up with him.

SINS OF THE MOTHER

VANITY FAIR March 2000

 

After a wealthy New York socialite was murdered in New York, authorities cast suspicion on her most recent tenant. But the story that unfolded—of the malicious mother-son duo suspected to be behind the crime—was deeper and more twisted than anyone imagined. Suzanna Andrews investigates the tales of arson, fraud, and murder Sante Kimes left in her wake.

A MURDER AT YALE

VANITY FAIR September 1999

After the vicious stabbing of Yale senior Suzanne Jovin in a wealthy neighborhood near campus, the entire university knows that her thesis adviser is a suspect. But the police have made no arrest. Will this become the Ivy League version of the JonBenet Ramsey case?
POSTSCRIPT: Twenty years after Suzanne's murder, this case remains unsolved.

THE SOUND OF MONEY

VANITY FAIR June 1998

Cameras flashed and crowds swooped in to see the von Trapp children arrive at the opening of the new Broadway revival of The Sound of Music, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical based on their family’s life.   But back at the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont, the clan is engaged in a bitter feud, in which the ghost of a very un-Julie-Andrews-ish Maria von Trapp plays no small part

BITTER SPOILS

VANITY FAIR March 1998

The secret history of the art world’s richest and most powerful family. From the intelligence network the Wildensteins created to accusations they collaborated with the Nazis, to the legendary contents of their vaults in New York and Switzerland, the author explores four generations of an insular art-dealing dynasty.

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