Decades after the shocking killing of an elderly couple, questions remain about what Hutton family secrets led to such a crime
When Sophia Friendly opened the door to her killer, she was dressed for dinner.
It was October 12, 1978. In Palm Springs, California, a resort-home destination for presidents and entertainers—where Elvis and Priscilla honeymooned, where everyone from Frank Sinatra to Liberace held court—dressing for dinner was the protocol observed in ... More
Lanny Davis, crisis manager for the rich and powerful, on what you should—and shouldn't—say
You're on the front page of the New York Times—but it's not good news. Your company is under investigation. Shareholders are clamoring for your removal. Employees are threatening a lawsuit. What to do? For the best connected, the answer is, "Call Lanny Davis." A lawyer and ... More
Does practicing it cost physicians' income—or put them on the path to fame and fortune?
Few Americans, let alone doctors, have the Q factor of Dr. Mehmet Oz. It begins with his impeccable medical credentials: A graduate of both Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania, he is vice-chair of the department of surgery at Columbia University School of Medicine. With an eponymous TV ... More
Could the bloody scene a few months back at Dahl Vineyards speak to a new future of American winemaking?
Emad Tawfilis entered the gate of Dahl Vineyards and parked in the shade. It was a warm spring morning in March, and the air had a rich, earthy smell. He could see why people fell for the place. The vineyard sat back a few hundred yards from Highway 29, ... More
Amid California’s drought woes, some of the state’s wealthiest residents have uncovered ways to have their water and drink it, too
The California drought has affected more than just the Golden State’s landscape. These days in Beverly Hills, watering your grass, washing your car and filling your pool are all restricted activities, and at restaurants from Spago to Sqirl Kitchen, water for the table is available only upon request. Since ... More
Here, the story of the suspect who got away, the policeman son who proved his guilt and the hidden legacy of his daughter, the girl who knew too much
Tamar Nais Hodel, the girl on the witness stand at Hollywood’s criminal court, was 14 years old in December 1949, but she seemed older. Involuntarily worldly. A photo taken soon after reveals a kind of Beat Generation Marilyn Monroe: unsmiling, lush-featured, with a platinum blond beehive, big, red lips and ... More
Some devout groups are all fire and brimstone when it comes to protecting their image, but Intimidation, poisoned pets and multimillion-dollar lawsuits are just the beginning
Lawrence Wright walked to the bottom of his driveway in Austin, Texas, on the morning of January 16, 2015, and picked up the New York Times. In 2013, the Pulitzer winner had made his second appearance on the Times’ best-seller list with Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood & the Prison of ... More
Louise T. Blouin built a formidable media company focused on fine art, but her detractors say the benevolent publisher isn’t what she seems
In late September, a cabal of luminaries gathered at the Museum of Modern Art Education Center in Manhattan for a two-day gabfest. It was the Louise Blouin Foundation’s annual Creative Leadership Summit, a sort of mini-Davos that encapsulates the raison d’être of the foundation’s namesake, Louise T. Blouin. The ... More
From stolen works fenced out of airport hangars to gallerists going undercover to nab the thieves, the Miami scene is a portrait of audacious art crimes
Ramón Cernuda works out of a glass-fronted gallery on Ponce de Leon Boulevard in Coral Gables where, this season, his white walls display paintings in shades of emerald and ruby by a young artist he just discovered. As a respected Miami dealer in contemporary work, he’s seen a lot of ... More
More men are starting families on their own now than ever before. Why the rise in single fathers?
Six years ago, Steven Harris took inventory of his life, as single Manhattan men generally do around certain watershed birthdays, and realized that something was missing.
"A kid," the 56-year-old lawyer says with a laugh.
What Harris did next was, he says, "unheard of." With no serious girlfriend or potential partner on ... More