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Jessica Pressler

December 15, 2014 |
12. Because a Stuyvesant Senior Made Millions Picking Stocks. His Hedge Fund Opens As Soon As He Turns 18.

Late last year, a rumor began circulating at Stuyvesant that a junior named Mohammed Islam had made a fortune in the stock market. Not a small fortune, either. Seventy-two million.

December 15, 2014 |
43. Because Even the Humbled Queen of Nouvelle Society Deserves a Fairy-Tale Romance

This past August, Michael Shnayerson and Gafryd Steinberg were married following a courtship that began several months after Saul Steinbergs’s death, in December 2012.

September 22, 2014 | Features
“The Dumbest Person in Your Building Is Passing Out Keys to Your Front Door!”

The war over Airbnb gets personal.

May 19, 2014 | Features
“Let’s, Like, Demolish Laundry”

Silicon Valley is in a bubbly race to wash your clothes better, faster, and cooler. This is not a metaphor. Unless, you know, it is.

February 3, 2014 | Features
“Most Well-Known and Beloved Chinese Role Model”

Philanthropist, demolition kingpin, and wannabe media mogul Chen Guangbiao’s quixotic quest for the New York Times.

January 20, 2014 | Intelligencer
Our Congenial Web Overlords

Ken and Ben Lerer fund 185 tech companies—and counting.

December 16, 2013 |
No Damn Cliff

Timbaland is back to rule the radio. God, says the producer behind Jay Z’s and Justin Timberlake’s latest, “knows when you deserve something.”

November 25, 2013 | Encounter
59 Minutes With Dick Parsons

Riffing on Harlem’s Jazz Age, old and new, with the Citigroup chairman turned club proprietor.

August 19, 2013 | Features
20/30 Vision

Warby Parker has trained its sights on the stylish, “post-wealth” millennial set—as customers and employees.

June 17, 2013 | Features
Must Cats Die So Birds Can Live?

Inside an animal-lover civil war.