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Criminals Yesterday, Influencers Today

From O. J. Simpson to Anna “Delvey” Sorokin, Amanda Knox to the Tinder Swindler, ex-cons are social media’s new favorite thing

O Father, Where Art Thou?

Ignoring paternal advice can have long-standing consequences

Grave New World

Jensen Huang used to clean toilets. Now he runs a trillion-dollar A.I. company that could change the course of history

Bend It Like M.B.S.

As the Gulf states jockey for control of the Arabian Peninsula, they’re waging battle through an unlikely proxy: European football

Rise of the Senior Swiftie

It’s not just tweens and teens who are knocked out by Taylor Swift. She’s a hit with the boomers too

Proceed to Checkout

Newly engaged fauxlanthropists Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sánchez have mastered the art of “strategic giving” from their half-a-billion-dollar yacht

The Future Is Female—and Not in a Good Way

From Amazon’s Alexa to Apple’s Siri, A.I.’s female defaults are teaching our youngest generations to associate women’s voices with obedience

Blood on the Green Felt

An accusation of cheating in a high-stakes game of poker has led to allegations of sexism, criminal gangs, and mysterious vibrating devices

Girls Just Want to F1

The wild success of Netflix’s docuseries Formula 1: Drive to Survive has bred a new type of Grand Prix fan

So Much More than a Wedding

This season, “non-wedding weddings”—think short ceremonies, long parties, and far-flung locales—are all the rage, and brides have taken the assignment to heart

The Château That Ate Provence, Part III

Despite a slew of court judgments and the looming threat of demolition, Château Diter and its eccentric owner are not only standing, they’re open for business. Has Patrick Diter become “the Tiger King of Provence”?

Going Overboard

Enlightened billionaires like Bernard Arnault, Giorgio Armani, and Barry Diller name their own boats. A Viennese consultant helps those less inspired name their new yachts

Stealth Wealth

“Understated luxury” is more than a fashion trend. After a string of violent robberies, the 1-percenters are leaving their status symbols at home

We Need to Talk About Jeremy …

He has millions of followers and a soon-to-be released autobiography, but has the world’s most popular perfume influencer lost his mind?

Catch a Falling Star

Marlène Schiappa was a powerhouse in the Macron establishment. But that was before she posed for Playboy and played fast and loose with government funds

Corporate Collision

Land Rover, the 75-year-old British car company favored by the Queen—and, further down the food chain, one of AIR MAIL’s co-editors—is getting a rebrand. Now it sounds like a K-pop boy band

The Mane Event

Formerly the preserve of debs and toffs, Badminton Horse Trials has gotten a lot more egalitarian—but no less dangerous

Sexist Pigs Might Fly

For a brief moment in the mid–20th century, men-only flights—with complimentary cocktails and cigars—took to the skies

The Blue-Check Investment

Your guide to who’s buying Instagram’s verification check marks, once reserved for actually notable people, now open to anyone willing to pay

Muckraking, Italian-Style

How a one-man newspaper in Rome attracted the attention of a U.N. agency—and the country’s Supreme Court

Masters of Disguise

How one man enlisted Hollywood to help turn W.W. II aircraft manufacturers up and down the West Coast into camouflage suburbs, complete with fake houses, cars—even laundry lines

The Millennial Marlboro Man

With strict advertising regulations on tobacco, Hestia, the first cigarette brand approved by the F.D.A. in more than a decade, is relying on influencers and hypebeasts to spread the word

Touching Detail

One of the world’s greatest photographers is creating exquisite new work that even the blind can see


Can someone give Elon Musk a history lesson in his own company, preferably in 280 characters or less?