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Gabriel Sherman

July 20, 2009 | Features
The Legacy

Guilty of a shocking crime against his own brother-in-law, real-estate mogul Charles Kushner has been cast out of power. So his son Jared, the 28-year-old Observer owner, has to carry the ambition for the both of them.

April 27, 2009
The Wail of the 1%

As the privileged class loses its privileges, a collective moan rises from the canyons of Wall Street.

March 23, 2009 | Intelligencer
Prep School Revolt Update

“Jeffrey Robbins” strikes again.

December 6, 2010 | Intelligencer
Reading ‘The Daily’

The most interesting thing about Rupert Murdoch’s iPad newspaper is what won’t be in its opinion section.

February 9, 2009
Clash of the Utopias

When the Speyers bought Stuyvesant Town for over $5 billion, they were buying one of the last refuges of the Manhattan middle class. And remaking it was harder than it looked.

December 15, 2008 |
The Catastrophe Capitalist

In the bleakest stock market of the past 70 years, when hedge funds and 401(k)s alike have cratered, few people are smiling. But short-seller Jim Chanos, whose fund is up 50 percent, is having the time of his life.

September 29, 2008
The Rage of the Previously Rich

A Lehman trader copes with the sudden onset of income shrinkage.

June 30, 2008 |
Who Owns Central Park?

How Frederick Law Olmsted’s 843 acres of civilizing wilderness became a type-A battleground.

April 7, 2008 | Features
Testing Horace Mann

When students created Facebook pages that viciously attacked a teacher, and when their wealthy parents on the school’s board defended them, Horace Mann was forced to confront a series of questions: Is a Facebook page private, like a diary? Is big money distorting private-school education? And what values is a school supposed to teach?

March 31, 2008 | Features
Angry Bear

They’d seen hard times, and knew more were coming. But no one at Bear Stearns expected to become Jamie Dimon’s trophy.

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