The Fall and Fall of America’s Department Store
Eddie Lampert was a Wall Street wunderkind until he got his hands on Sears and, later, Kmart. He would become the scourge of one of the U.S.’s favorite retail franchises
When a plush-toy tycoon with a real-estate fetish bumps up against Bill Gates, hospitality goes out the window
Elon Musk 1.0
Two hundred billion dollars ago, back before Tesla, X Æ A-12, SpaceX, and Twitter, he was the same, but different
Two Turntables and the Goldman Sachs Revolt
While their C.E.O. is D.J.-ing at Lollapalooza, Gen Z bankers are rebelling against a return-to-office order
Break It Like Beckham
If you want to learn how to run a fashion business that loses $62 million or to make a $100,000 fish-and-chips sandwich, you’ve come to the right place …
The Face (and Maybe the Brains) of Wall Street
Peter Tuchman has spent 35 years on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange—but doesn’t own one share of stock
For Meta or Worse
Big Tech is becoming the government. Can anyone rein in Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Co.?
When Goldman Sachs partners want a divorce, they turn to this little-known and highly aggressive firm
Prophet of the Golden Bull
How did a Bible-reading, Trump-supporting 65-year-old woman become Wall Street’s hottest stock picker?
Meet the MeWork generation, a new class of American billionaire making fortunes despite running companies into the ground
Burning Down the House
As Soho House heads toward an I.P.O., the members’ club for the creative set may see any remaining air of exclusivity go up in flames
Everyone from Bob Dylan to the Beach Boys is selling their catalogues in multi-million-dollar deals. Is classic rock the new blue chip?
What Women Want
Women make the first move on today’s trendiest dating app. Is Bumble too woke for its own good?
The Lost Boys of Crypto
Wealth is a vague afterthought for the guys in flip-flops making millions trading in crypto-currency. Their end goal? Upending the system
Elon Musk is plotting to launch 42,000 satellites. Why?
Big Bucks for Little Zuck
Nick Clegg vowed to reduce wealth inequality. Now Britain’s former deputy prime minister is shilling for Facebook
American widower battles French tycoons over possession of the left-leaning French daily that was supposed to be owned by its journalists
The Emperor’s New Paintings
A would-be Robinhood for art investment is flogging shares in masterpieces by Warhol and Kusama for as little as $20. One catch? Investors will never see the art
666 Fifth Avenue was supposed to put the Kushners on the New York map. It’s been a devil of a headache
Let’s Fire the H.R. Department
Something good has to come from the coronavirus
No One Spikes These Stories
How Substack became home to big-name journalists who felt “the Youngs” in newsrooms were putting wokeness ahead of important ideas
Vice Gets Squeezed
Shane Smith convinced Rupert Murdoch and Disney that his company was, as the kids say, the sh!t. Until it wasn’t. How did Vice blow it—and trash billions in valuation?
La Dolce Vita dei Media
Is Gianni Agnelli’s grandson taking a page from Jeff Bezos?
Bad Blood and Big Money
A trial in London shows bankers in the worst possible light