An unorthodox form of protection from poachers, cruel circuses and kill shelters
This spring, 33 lions were flown on a chartered wide-body jetliner from Colombia and Peru to Johannesburg. Last year, 10 rhinos—the most ever on a plane at one time—were boarded onto a four-engine cargo plane in South Africa and transported north to Botswana. Up to three times a week, a ... More
This hard-charging matrimonial lawyer, who's as charming as he is smart
When Ivana Trump famously advised women everywhere “Don’t get mad, get everything” in the ‘90s dramedy The First Wives Club, she wasn’t entirely kidding. The original Mrs. Trump’s oft-repeated catchphrase refers to the Donald’s scandalous affair with Marla Maples and the resultant divorce that saw the Trumps battle it out over the ... More
Hugh Hefner's iconic home has hit the market for $200 million—here, a look back at its 40-year history
The Playboy Mansion—known for housing countless Bunnies and serving as the center of lavish, star-studded parties—is up for sale. The asking price? $200 million, making it the most expensive completed home currently on the market in the United States.
The iconic 20,000 square-foot estate sits on five acres of land in Holmby Hills, ... More
Bernie Kerik, Jack Abramoff and Dennis Kozlowski—three of the most high-profile men to be on the inside—smash the perception that prison life is anything like "Club Fed"
If there were ever a person who might be able to clue you in on what life in a white-collar—or minimum-security or "country club"—prison was actually like, it was this guy. You know this guy. How many former New York City police commissioners, former overseers of Rikers Island, former consultants ... More
The St. Regis Atlanta knows how to brew an excellent cup of tea, but arguably more importantly, it knows how to serve an excellent cup of tea. The hotel’s Summer Afternoon Tea—which includes bold flavors of fresh berries, citrus and hints of melon—is overseen by Lukus Grace, the Director of Food and ... More
As a new guard replaces the old, a guide to charting the course
From Michelin-starred chefs’ counters hidden inside pizza parlors to the latest 18-course “vegetable-focused” gastronomic fantasy/yoga studio, haute cuisine isn’t about white tablecloths anymore. And as New York restaurant critic Ryan Sutton says, “The waiters are the diplomats of the restaurant”—no matter how absurd the latest regime. “They are super well-informed ... More
Before Olivia Pope, the upper crust was scandalized by these highbrow offenses
In 1906, architect Stanford White, who built Manhattan's Century Club, was shot dead by the millionaire Harry Thaw, who accused White of an affair with his wife, actress Evelyn Nesbit. The ensuing court case was dubbed "The ... More