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An unstable tech billionaire, a disgraced Republican politician, and a needy hereditary monarch walk into a bar: Who gets the most attention? You decide!

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

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

Trump on the Volga

Yevgeny Prigozhin, Putin’s chef turned mercenary, is a gaudy egomaniac with a message: Make Russia (and me) Great Again

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

The View from Here

For 95 years, the Oscar for best picture signified excellence. What will it mean when the Academy starts enforcing its new eligibility rules?

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Harry and Meghan are back on top! But who will replace them? Only you can decide! Plus: strange stories from around the world

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When Martin Amis stopped being the Mick Jagger of British fiction

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

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

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

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”?

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

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Drama from Harry and Meghan! A false step from Kate! Another hissy fit from Putin’s chef! Who will raise your hackles the most this week?

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

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Here’s why Cannes is my favorite film festival

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Out of Africa: How I escaped from war-torn Khartoum

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Kings face off! But can they beat the Queen of Pop for your attention? You decide! Plus: strange news from around the world!

Seven Scandis in a Dinghy

A network of Nordic journalists expose Russian “ghost ships” plotting sabotage on the Baltic Sea—and make a podcast about it

Bruce McCall

With his deadpan surrealism, superior wit, and perfect timing, the satirical artist and writer left an indelible mark on everything he touched, from National Lampoon to The New Yorker and Vanity Fair

The Judgment of David Solomon

The Goldman Sachs C.E.O.’s friendship with the controversial property developer Mike Meldman raises questions about his commitment to separating business from pleasure

Harry and Kate Go to a Coronation

One smiles and dazzles, and the other grimaces and bolts. Who’s the new star of the Firm?

The Attention-Whore Index

In a battle for the ages, Meghan Markle, George Santos, and Choupette go head-to-head for your attention. Plus: strange news from around the world