Andrew Rice

10 articles
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The Pierre Omidyar Insurgency

The story, so far, of First Look Media.

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Stash Pad

How New York real estate became the new Swiss bank account.

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Damien Hirst: Jumping the Shark

The market for Hirst’s work is in a tailspin. Why?

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Anatomy of a Campus Coup

The failed deposal of a university president.

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How the New York Film Academy Discovered Gold in the Developing World

On the trade school’s business model and its founder, a former movie producer named Jerry Sherlock.

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A Scorsese in Lagos

On the difficult challenges faced by an auteur in Nigeria’s burgeoning Nollywood film economy.

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The Saving of Ground Zero

If the memory of the Twin Towers now belongs to the world, the story of how they have been replaced is entirely of New York: a tale of power, capital, shifting allegiances, and hallowed ground.
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Life on the Line

The intertwined destinies of El Paso and Ciudad Juárez.

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The Long Interrogation

In the 1970s, Kelbessa Negewo was a midlevel administrator in Ethiopia’s brutal Red Terror regime. In the 1990s, he was a bellhop in an Atlanta hotel. Then someone he had tortured back home recognized him.

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The Convict and the Congressman

How did a Kentucky entrepreneur, a Louisiana politician, and the vice president of Nigeria end up in one of the biggest scandals to hit America’s black elite in decades?