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Jody Gibson. Or, to Some of You Cads, “Babydol” In the 90s, she ran Hollywood’s most elite—and, perhaps, most expensive—prostitution ring

Seeing Green The Cousteau family gets into the cannabis business

The Talented Dr. Gray As priceless heirlooms disappeared from the homes of Newport bluebloods and Georgetown ambassadors, Lawrence Gray remained above suspicion—and on the guest list

In Paris, Breadlines Are Drawn And other curious news about these strange days …

Disappearing Act The filmmaker behind Made You Look on why 2022 is poised to be the biggest year yet for art forgery and fraud

Bad Words No worries! I am literally about to circle back to that … Some words are better left unsaid

Baby Face As the beauty industry strives for a younger and younger look, the only place left to go is … skin as soft and supple as a baby’s (literally)

The View from Here Everyone agrees Broadway needs more diversity. How to get there is a different story

Is It Bunga-Bunga Time (Again)? And other strange news about these curious days …

Baroness Busted Lingerie entrepreneur turned English lord and self-appointed crypto-currency expert Baroness Bra is now facing legal action over racist texts and millions in dodgy government contracts

The Scent of a Scoundrel In Paris, accusations of elder abuse bring a stench to France’s oldest perfume house

Libertines of London These days, hedonism is even more infectious than Omicron

Bloody Hands All Around Elizabeth Holmes was found guilty. But was justice served?

Brad Pitt Starts a Studio And other curious news about these strange days …

The View from Here Farewell to a Hollywood original, an auteur with no hauteur

Botany of a Murder England may be a nation of gardeners, but in the picturesque coastal town of Poole, trees have been dying under mysterious circumstances

For Meta or Worse Big Tech is becoming the government. Can anyone rein in Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Co.?

The View from Here Beloved by Kurt Vonnegut, Groucho Marx, and Sidney Namlerep, S. J. Perelman re-invented American humor

John Bird’s Big Issue John Bird, who grew up homeless and made it into the House of Lords the unfashionable way, on running the London street newspaper The Big Issue

The Man in the Lineup: Part II A team led by an ex-con turned film producer works to overturn the 40-year-old rape conviction at the center of Alice Sebold’s best-selling memoir, Lucky

Where Oprah Turns for Gifts For the hard-to-buy-for—and the 1-percenters—Michael Beneville has solutions