Ed Lee helms one of America’s most beautiful cities but also one of its most complex
Just before Thanksgiving at the St. Anthony’s Turkey Carve, city officials were gathered, ready to slice up birds for San Francisco’s homeless. And while many were engaging in boisterous conversations or brandishing knives for the cameras, one man was quietly focused on the task at hand.
“You know how Obama ... More
Washington’s most impressive new hostess isn’t an heiress, a diplomat or a lobbyist—she’s a guy
The Beall-Washington House holds a special place in our capital’s lore. Built in the late 19th century by one of Georgetown’s founders and a descendant of George Washington, it slopes gently down 30th Street NW in Washington, DC, and faces the Oak Hill Cemetery where the home’s former owner, Katharine ... More
Is the real estate titan and political pundit really the most misunderstood man in the world?
"It's a funny thing to be loved for firing people..." mulls Donald Trump in his workplace aerie in Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue and 56th Street. He's talking about the success of his reality series The Apprentice, now in its 13th season on NBC. ... More
Dynamic new Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine is walking the walk with an ambitious plan to revitalize his town
On a warm summer day, Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine set out to walk 87 blocks along his town’s famous sand. Taking the place of his regular morning jog, the five-hour feat was a personal thank you to Ocean Rescue lifeguards, whom he greeted in their pastel-painted stands along his ... More
Police Commissioner Bill Bratton and legal dynamo Rikki Klieman might be New York's most law-abiding power couple
Like so many of New York’s most successful mergers, this one began over breakfast at the Regency. It was late 1997 and Rikki Klieman, a CourtTV anchor recently relocated from Boston, was dining with her new boss at the Upper East Side eatery, where captains of industry hash out ... More
On the 40th anniversary of All the Presidents Men, David Dayen looks at how media has transformed since two relentless newspaper reporters brought down the Nixon presidency
Our memory of Watergate owes much to Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the Washington Post reporters who spent two years investigating the burglary at the Democratic National Committee offices, uncovering a criminal conspiracy inside the Oval Office.
But 40 years ago, if you lived in Maine or Wyoming and wanted to ... More
James Franco makes an insta-mistake, Heidi Klum reveals her secret photographer and some more of this week’s most outlandish comments
“You’re 18? Who are you with? Do you have a bf? When is your bday? Where are you staying? What’s your #? Can I see you? You’re single? What’s the hotel? Should I rent a room? It’s me. Yes or no? Tomorrow or thurs?”
– James Franco, attempting ... More
George P. Bush is approaching his first election with a famous last name and ideas distinctly his own. DuJour drives across Texas with the next generation of an American political dynasty
This month, George P. Bush secured the Republican nomination for Texas Land Commissioner. Below is an inside look at his campaign leading up to the GOP Primary.
It’s 8:30 a.m. on a crisp January day, and inside the lobby of a Travelodge in San Antonio, just a few strip ... More
CNN's chief congressional correspondent reveals the ins and outs of how Congress really operates
Twenty years is a long time in the evolution of a cable news network—and a career. “When I first started, it was Ted Turner’s CNN, meaning it was a very different kind of vibe,” CNN’s chief congressional correspondent Dana Bash tells DuJour. “He used to say, ‘The news was the ... More
With Mitt now streaming on Netflix, here's what everyone learned—or didn't—about the man who could have been President
To film Mitt, Netflix's behind-the-podium documentary on the 2012 Presidential hopeful, director Greg Whiteley followed Mitt Romney and his family on the campaign trail for six years, beginning the moment when Romney first decided to run for the U.S. Presidency. What Whiteley ended up with is an apolitical film at ... More