- April 4, 2011 | Features
- The Ravenous and Resourceful Sandra Lee
Determined to become a down-market Martha Stewart, she parlayed her miserable childhood into a Food Network empire for those of limited means. Now, somewhat improbably, she’s the First Lady of Albany. Not that she shows any interest in redecorating.
- February 7, 2011 | Features
- The Geek-Kings of Smut
After once being the best thing that ever happened to porn, the Internet is now wreaking havoc: destroying some fortunes, making bigger ones, and serving as a stimulus plan, in more ways than one.
- January 3, 2011 | Features
- Peretz in Exile
For decades, Martin Peretz taught at Harvard and presided over The New Republic—a fierce, if controversial, lion among American intellectuals and Zionists. Now, having been labeled a bigot, taunted at his alma mater, and stripped of his magazine, he has found peace in a place where there is little: Israel.
- December 6, 2010 |
- Monetizing the Celebrity Meltdown
Tom Barrack, a billionaire investor who made his fortune in real estate, has discovered a market in distressed celebrities. With Neverland Ranch and Miramax under his belt, he’s now on a shopping spree—and bringing along his buddy Rob Lowe.
- November 8, 2010 |
- Diplomat Gone Rogue
Peter Galbraith built a career in statecraft, pursuing a humanitarian foreign policy despite a very immodest temperament. But when the U.N. fired him for insubordination in Afghanistan, he suddenly had a reputation to defend—and nothing left to lose.
- October 4, 2010 |
- You Can Do Anything in Bushwick
The Roberta's DIY empire.
- June 28, 2010 |
- On a Roll
How a lobster glut in Maine has democratized, and energized, crustacean cuisine in New York.
- March 8, 2010 | Feature
- The Restaurant Auteur
Keith McNally—of the Odeon, Cafe Luxembourg, Lucky Strike, Pravda, Balthazar, Pastis, Schiller’s, and Minetta Tavern fame—is opening a new restaurant. As usual, he thinks it’s going to be a failure.
- June 14, 2010 | Intelligencer
- Peace Talk
After the Gaza-flotilla debacle, where does the conversation about Israel go now?