On surfer girls in Maui; the story that led to the film Blue Crush.
Spending time with the Tonya Harding Fan Club in the wake of the assault on Nancy Kerrigan.
“If I were a bitch, I’d be in love with Biff Truesdale. Biff is perfect. He’s friendly, good-looking, rich, famous, and in excellent physical condition. He almost never drools.”
The story of John Laroche, which led to Orleans’ The Orchid Thief, and tangentially, the film Adaptation.
A profile of Colin Duffy: fifth-grader, suburban New Jersey resident, ruler of the backyard, player of video games, boy.
A profile of a 25-year-old Spanish sensation.
From 1968-1973, the three teenage Wiggins sisters, guided by a domineering father, played their strange music at New Hampshire ballrooms and recorded a single album. The Philosophy of the World LP goes for over $500 today, but the intervening decades were not kind to the Wiggins’.
War stories from the world of Manhattan real estate, written during an era when everybody knew the Internet would completely change the business and nobody quite knew how.