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The Kids Aren’t All Right

At Harvard-Westlake, a prestigious Los Angeles prep school that costs more than the average college, three student suicides in six months have parents worried, students grieving, and administrators scrambling

Out with the Old

Let go after a quarter-century of teaching at Bennington College’s cultish M.F.A. program, Susan Cheever sues for discrimination

This Brand Is Evil

Amid accusations of rape, sexual assault, and emotional abuse, Russell Brand’s descent from mainstream fame to the fringes of the Internet looks eerily deliberate

Indecent Disposal

A French champagne boss’s former mistress harassed and humiliated him—then threatened to chop off his penis

Naughty on Nantucket

Screaming, intimidation, and an expired sheriff’s badge—things heated up quickly when a climate-activist youth group crashed a cocktail party for Massachusetts governor Maura Healey

Tax Shelters in the Sky

For years, luxury Manhattan high-rises have been used to launder dirty foreign money. But with a new rule designed to curb the practice just weeks away, will oligarchs and dictators have to start looking elsewhere?

The Oligarch’s Revenge

When things went wrong between Alexandra Tolstoy, an English socialite, and Sergei Pugachev, Putin’s banker, guess who suffered?

True Detective

He’s everywhere in photos—the charismatic private eye who escorts Sam Bankman-Fried to court dates. Past clients include Ghislaine Maxwell and John Gotti Jr.

The $158 Million Question: Part II

Leon Black told investigators that Jeffrey Epstein saved him more than $1 billion with his “unique” solutions. The Senate Finance Committee isn’t so sure

The Heirs of an Execution

Seventy years after Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were sentenced to death for atomic espionage, their sons recall watching them go on trial

The House Doesn’t Always Win

In Monaco, allegations of corruption have triggered a series of lawsuits against Prince Albert, creating chaos in a country known for discretion

The $158 Million Question

Why is Leon Black, billionaire financier, blue-chip art collector—and close friend of Jeffrey Epstein’s—suddenly facing a new rape accusation and questions from the Senate Finance Committee? An extensive AIR MAIL investigation provides a road map

Fuel to the Fired

Prince Albert of Monaco fired his closest advisers after a mysterious Web site accused them of corruption. Rather than save face, it’s triggered a flurry of lawsuits

The Eyes of a Killer: Part V

This week, Bryan Kohberger’s defense team announced that they plan to prove their client wasn’t even at the scene of the crime. Could they actually get him off?

A Pro and a Con

For Shelby Hewitt, a Boston social worker in her 30s, posing as a teenage foster kid was easy. The question is: Why would anyone want to go back to high school?

Royal Mayhem

The exiled would-be King of Italy got away with murder, then a German model demanded justice

Cinema Verité

Like the plot of a French New Wave film, the legendary actor Alain Delon is in a tumultuous battle with his much younger girlfriend

The View from Here

The Russian connection in the notorious Profumo case during the Cold War looks like a prequel to the first Trump presidential campaign

The Root of All Evil

Did a bizarre experiment using modern medical technology to reveal the secrets of demonic possession unleash a deadly curse on its participants?

Cat’s Out of the Bag

In the late 90s, Jocelyn Wildenstein became a tabloid sensation after her $2.5 billion divorce and as “the poster child for plastic surgery gone wrong.” Now she’s broke and the subject of a new HBO documentary series

Match Point, Italian–Style

When a Milanese waiter’s mistress confronted his pregnant girlfriend about their affair, he took matters into his own gruesome hands

Sex, Drugs, and Bloody Murder

The gruesome killing of an aspiring model by a rich American playboy sent shock waves through Swinging London and its infamous Chelsea Set

Changing Places

Linda Fairstein put Yusef Salaam in prison for the attack on the Central Park jogger. He was exonerated and is running for office; she is excoriated and living as a pariah

Surprise Ending

When former Simon & Schuster C.E.O. Richard Snyder died last week, he left two things in his wake: a legacy as a difficult but revolutionary publisher, and a fourth wife who wanted it all