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The Bizarre True Story of the Neighborhood Scuffle That Left Rand Paul with Six Broken Ribs

How did a United States senator—just out mowing his lawn—wind up in an altercation that put him in the hospital? Was it a politically motivated attack? Or was it something far more petty? To separate rumor from reality, Ben Schreckinger slipped inside Rand Paul’s gated Kentucky community, where the …

Inside China's Vast New Experiment in Social Ranking

In 2015, when Lazarus Liu moved home to China after studying logistics in the United Kingdom for three years, he quickly noticed that something had …

The Voyeur’s Motel

Gerald Foos bought a motel in order to watch his guests having sex. He saw a lot more than that.<p>I know a married man and father of two who bought a twenty-one-room motel near Denver many years ago in order to become its resident voyeur. With the assistance of his wife, he cut rectangular holes …

The Last Unknown Man

Early one summer morning, Son Yo Auer, a Burger King employee in Richmond Hill, Georgia, found a naked man lying unconscious in front of the …

Bellagio Bandit: How One Man Robbed Vegas' Biggest Casino and Almost Got Away

There's a story Tony Carleo likes to tell about a visit he made to Las Vegas a decade ago when he was in his early twenties.<p>"I was sitting in a …

Colonels of Truth

The seventh of May 1931 was a hot, dusty day in the mountain town of Corbin, Kentucky. Alongside a dirt road, a service station manager named Matt …

Exports

The Hunt for El Chapo

How the world’s most notorious drug lord was captured.<p>One afternoon last December, an assassin on board a K.L.M. flight from Mexico City arrived at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport. This was not a business trip: the killer, who was thirty-three, liked to travel, and often documented his journeys around …

Of Rajas and Rollers

As Bombay seethes and heaves its way into the global economy, a car is the most obvious status symbol—despite traffic that congeals first thing each day, honks to a crescendo, and never unsnarls. Irresistibly drawn to the Vintage & Classic Car Club of India’s annual rally, the author finds …

Dubai on Empty

Its skyline erupting from the desert in just two decades, Dubai is a cautionary tale about what money can’t buy: a culture of its own. After gorging on the Viagra of easy credit, the emirate has the world’s tallest building, the world’s most expensive racetrack, and a financial crisis to match. …

Nordic Exposure

We’re having a real Scandinavian moment: Nordic thrillers piling up on the best-seller list and on TV. The Scream, by Norway’s Edvard Munch, fetching $120 million. H&M colonizing Western malls, alongside Ikea. Even global recession hasn’t dented the region’s smugness. So what’s the downside?<p>An …

America the Marvelous

At any liberal-establishment dinner table in London, say, or Paris, the U.S. will figure as a big, fat, dumb child. Enough, says the author, in an adaptation from his new book: America is Europe’s finest invention—and ultimate aspiration.<p>‘Stupid, stupid. Americans are stupid. America is stupid. A …

Tour De Gall

From Bill Clinton to Woody Allen, it seems every American (or Brit) visiting Paris on an expense account has the same favorite “Please don’t write about it” bistro: L’Ami Louis. Given its colonic décor, surly service, unbelievable food, and hefty bill, the restaurant is a true Gallic triumph.<p>As you …

Loch, Stalk, and Burials

The blissful nose-drip misery of stalking rutting stags in the bleak and craggy wilds near Loch Maree puts everything into perspective, from the imminence of violent death to Lindsay Lohan’s career to the importance of tweed and local newspapers.<p>Loch Maree, Scotland—I’m sitting in the sodden …

Roll Over, Charles Darwin!

On the 150th anniversary of Darwin’s masterwork, the author visits Kentucky’s Creation Museum, which has been battling science and reason since 2007. Adam and Eve, Noah’s Ark: it’s a breathtakingly literal march through Genesis, without any hint of soul.<p>It’s not in the nature of stoic Cincinnatians …

Michelin, Get Out of the Kitchen!

Just over a century ago, two French tire manufacturers created the Michelin guide. According to the author, it has blighted the lives of chefs from Brooklyn to Bombay, while spawning legions of checklist gourmands.<p>A little more than a hundred years ago, a pair of brothers invented the food guide. …

The Parenting Trap

Forget all the advice. Forget the special tutors, camps, coaches, and therapists. A father of four argues that the biggest problem kids face is the byzantine education-industrial complex known as school, which ruins the most carefree and memorable years of their lives.<p>Under no circumstances are you …

The Pervert Storm

Reviewing the BBC scandal, the author tries to explain why the late TV host Jimmy Savile—without charm, looks, or talent—became a national treasure. Why, given the constant whispers, he was able to molest hundreds of girls. And why the revelations have hit Britain so hard.<p>‘Now then, now then.” That …

Steak Shows Its Muscle

Consumed with increasing voracity around the globe, steak is the defining mouthful of our time. That slab of bleeding cow—a relatively recent and very American addition to the world’s cuisine—satisfies many cravings, but its sizzle means danger too.<p>I once dined with the Masai in the Serengeti. …

Goodwood Vibrations

Saddled with that most rarefied burden—a 12,000-acre family estate—Charles Henry Gordon Lennox, Earl of March and heir to the Duke of Richmond, turned his family seat, Goodwood, into a gearhead’s paradise, creating two of Europe’s biggest motoring events. It’s NASCAR meets Downton Abbey.<p>I had a …

Frieze Until Numbness Sets In

Frieze, the London art fair, isn’t about art. It’s about rich people—really rich people—and a market created for them. But amid the acquisitive swarm in Regent’s Park, the author picks up hints of a rebellion.<p>There is a woman lying on her side. She’s in the corridor—naked, an odalisque, the size of …

Liberté! Egalité! Fatigué!

Could France be losing its panache, its je ne sais quoi? The furor surrounding President Hollande’s love life, in which everyone has behaved with a tragic lack of chic, is just the latest evidence that the world’s most envied culture has got the yips.<p>An Englishman and a Frenchman are discussing the …

Perfection Anxiety

After spending $19 million on their wedding, and $85 million on an L.A. mansion, James Stunt and Petra Ecclestone have purchased one of Britain’s great cultural treasures, a 17th-century, $20 million Van Dyck. So, what’s it like to have too much money? Very stressful.<p>He catches your eye with a …

The Phone Call Is Dead. Can Texting Fill Its Void?

A.A. Gill prepares to say good-bye to “hello.”<p>‘Hello.” “Who is this?” (Wary.) “It’s me.” “Dad?” (Even more wary.) “Yes, it’s your father.” “What’s the matter?” (Panicked.) “Nothing, well, except—” “Oh God, it’s Mom.” (More panicked.) “No, your mom’s fine, apart from—” “It’s you. Where are you …

Rote 66

The union of chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and architect Richard Meier gave birth to 66, where you’ll find nouveau-Chinese food and New York’s hottest scene. The author pulls up a chair.<p>It’s just a guess, but I reckon the greeting-and-seating procedure at 66 is modeled on the aliens line at …

Brits Behaving Badly

A tour of such New York British hangouts as Soho House, the Red Lion, and Tea & Sympathy left the author, an Englishman, blushing: what makes his fellow expats such a thoroughly annoying lot?<p>This is a true story. A friend of mine, an English girl, moved to New York and, soon after arriving, …

The Untold Story of Napoleon Hill, the Greatest Self-Help Scammer of All Time

Napoleon Hill is the most famous conman you’ve probably never heard of. Born into poverty in rural Virginia at the end of the 19th century, Hill went …

George Washington

The Surprisingly Public Sex Life of Queen Victoria

In an era when women’s sex lives were taboo, the British monarch embraced her sexuality and carnal pleasure.<p>Souvenir marriage medals were proudly …

The white flight of Derek Black

Their public conference had been interrupted by a demonstration march and a bomb threat, so the white nationalists decided to meet secretly instead. They slipped past police officers and protesters into a hotel in downtown Memphis. The country had elected its first black president just a few days …

Rights & Freedoms

Calm, Well-Adjusted Nation’s Reading Comprehension Hits 100 Percent

He lopes onstage in jeans and a Cleveland Indians T-shirt, lanky and gray-haired, radiating the weapons-grade affability that has made him both …