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Splitting Hairs

Inside the messy legal battle that’s temporarily shuttered Paul Molé, the Upper East Side barbershop where everyone from Henry Fonda to John F. Kennedy Jr. went for haircuts


The national broadcaster reinstates its star sports commentator Gary Lineker, after a Twitter showdown and a management meltdown

Art-World Confidential

He was one of New York’s most active art dealers—until he got busted for wire fraud. Now Ezra Chowaiki reveals the underhanded tricks of the trade, and how to survive in a prison filled with V.I.P.’s

The Attention-Whore Index

A warlord, a king, and a short-fingered vulgarian compete for the No. 1 ranking. Which blackguard rules them all? Plus: strange news from across the world

Politics by Other Means

Is David Sirota—whose two-year-old news site, the Lever, has been ahead of the media pack on several recent stories—a journalist or an activist? The answer is yes

The View from Here

Social-justice activists say impact—not intent—is all that matters. They’re wrong

Treasured Island

Long overlooked for its flashier neighbors, the Caribbean islands of Turks and Caicos are having a real-estate renaissance

V.I.C.’s—The New V.I.P.’s

Fashion-show seats and the odd freebie are no longer enough for luxury brands’ Very Important Clients. Cue candlelit dinners in ancient palazzos, regattas in the Caribbean … and a major case of keeping up with the Joneses

Skeletons in the Closet

The exposure of neo-Nazi elements in German law enforcement is a shock—but not a surprise, to those who have been paying attention

The View from Here

Ahem, that better not be a cough

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

Devil Baby

Cocaine killed my ex-husband. Now fentanyl—the worst drug the world has ever seen—has our daughter in its grip

The Attention-Whore Index

This week sees the return of the prodigal prince to the top of the Index. Can he be overthrown by an even more querulous windbag? You decide!

Marianne Mantell

With $1,500 in savings, she started a recording company that paved the way for the billion-dollar audiobook business

Grisly Business

When model Abby Choi’s body was found in pieces at a Hong Kong apartment, it didn’t take long for police to arrest her ex-husband

The Battle for Chinatown

In Los Angeles, the forces of gentrification face up against the long-term residents

When It Rains, It Pours

Relentless rainstorms have made a stretch of Los Angeles’s Bel Air neighborhood lose power—and its residents lose their cool

Double Black Diamond in the Rough

For those brave souls willing to make the journey, the Iraq Ski Rally offers untouched slopes and striking vistas. Just look out for land mines

The Smear Heard Round the World

In the weeks after the 2020 election, Maria Bartiromo’s Fox News talk show became an open mike for Trump’s self-serving conspiracy theories

Walter Mirisch

Raised in the era of silent movies, the Some Like It Hot producer, whose films won 28 Oscars, started out as an usher in a New Jersey theater

The Attention-Whore Index

This week’s dross rising to the top includes some old familiar names causing all-new commotions. Who is the unworthiest? You decide!

The View from Here

The war in Ukraine has not only killed and displaced millions of people but tens of thousands of horses, too

What We Do in the Shadows

To better understand toxic masculinity, a British mother joined TikTok and Snapchat—but as a 15-year-old boy named “Harry”

Nepo-Baby Nuptials

Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltz may just be the ultimate bridezillas