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Welcome to Utopia

On a remote island, a former airline executive and his wife are preparing for the world to end. Others are starting to join them.


Radical Chic: That Party at Lenny’s

Notes from a Black Panther fundraiser on Park Avenue.


Trail of Guilt

How the author, following up on a rumor, helped reignite the dormant investigation into the murder of Martha Moxley, a teenager who had been murdered nearly 25 years before in Greenwich, Connecticut.


The Poorest Rich Kids in the World

Georgia and Patterson Inman, 15-year-old twins, are the only living heirs to the $1 billion Duke tobacco fortune. They are also emotional wrecks, tortured by a hellacious childhood in which they were raised by drug addicts and left to fend for themselves in mansions across the country.


The Embarrassment of Riches

A pre-recession essay on becoming extremely wealthy.


Hi, Society!

A profile of legendary Houston socialite Becca Cason Thrash.


Microsoft’s Former CTO Takes On Modernist Cuisine

Tackling the science of cooking, one perfect french fry at a time.


Cassini Royale

The man for whom the term “jet-setter” was coined left a bitterly fractured estate.


Poor Little Rich Girls

Two sisters, heirs to the Bronfman fortune, may have blown $100 million supporting the cult-like group NXIVM.


The Learjet Repo Man

The Great Recession meant great things for Nick Popovich, who gets paid by banks to take planes back from hard-up millionaires.


Too Rich to Live?

On January 1st, 2011, the U.S. estate tax will jump from zero to around 50%, which gives a lot of very rich elders (or perhaps more accurately, their heirs) millions of dollars in incentive to expedite death.