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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

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

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?

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

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

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

Rocket Woman

The most powerful politician in North Korea might not be “little rocket man” but his gatekeeper, chief adviser, and sibling, Kim Yo-jong

Poison Pen

A Utah mother of three allegedly killed her husband to collect on his life-insurance policy. Then she wrote a bereavement book for kids

Armie Hammer Breaks His Silence: Coda

Two years ago, allegations of rape destroyed the actor’s career. This week, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office dropped its case against him

Where Art and Terror Collide

Meet the alleged money-laundering, sanctions-evading Lebanese collector with a penchant for expensive art, blood diamonds, and, possibly, Hezbollah

Rock Bottom

In Monaco, a shadow war is raging between Prince Albert and a billionaire developer that features dirty tricks, a mysterious whistleblower, and death on the winding roads

The Eyes of a Killer: Part IV

The case against Bryan Kohberger depended on a series of improbable breakthroughs—and an unlikely cast of characters

In Bad Faith

For two decades, Walter Homolka was Germany’s most prominent and powerful rabbi. Then a sexting scandal opened questions about his profitable network of institutions, and his curious conversion to Judaism

Nightmare on Main Street

An exclusive look inside Nantucket’s real-estate crisis reveals the lengths to which private developers have gone to build on the tony island—at the expense of its lower-income residents

Birth of an Abomination

Although Timothy McVeigh will forever be linked to Oklahoma City, his virulent outlook was forged in the desolate Flint Hills of Kansas

S.O.S.

Bitter, creepy, and controlling, Marcus Silva has launched a multi-million-dollar lawsuit against three women who helped his now ex-wife get an abortion

Truth vs. Lies

Rupert Murdoch and Fox News may have avoided a trial against Dominion Voting Systems, but make no mistake: they lost

The “Oh Boy” Network

When she signed on as squash director at the prestigious and apparently idyllic Westchester Country Club, Natalie Grainger had no clue it was a breeding ground for sexual harassment

Shoot the Rich

Myriam Ullens de Schooten—“Mimi”—was a warm and respected philanthropist. Then her stepson, a former Belgian spy, shot her at close range. But new details reveal a looming third act

A Case of the Venetian Jitters

The spooky story of Ca’ Dario, the city’s cursed—and much whispered about—palazzo