April 2010

INSIDE THE APRIL ISSUE… VICKY RISING Vanity Fair scribe Vicky Ward had no idea just how good of a story she would get when she signed a book contract about the downfall of Lehman Brothers. Her new tome tells the very human story behind teh financial firm’s demise. Written by Michael Shnayerson Photographs by Chloe Crespi Styled by Cricket Burns TELLING HER STORY Marilyn Berger, wife of the late Don Hewitt, was not expecting a life-changing experience when she set out to write about an altruistic doctor in Ethiopia: Rick Hodes. When she spotted a little boy with a doubled over spine begging on the street, she knew she had to help. Her new book, This is a Soul: The Mission of Rick Hodes, tells the remarkable story of this doctor—and the boy who has transformed her life for good. Interview by Joan Ganz Cooney Photographs by Daniel S. Burnstein THE ANNUAL BEST-DRESSED LIST The women of New York who turn our heads with their extraordinary style sense year after year, selected by an expert panel of judges: Henri Barguirdjian, Milly de Cabrol, Barbara Cirkva Schumacher, Peter Davis, Frédéric Fekkai, Patrick McMullan, Harry Slatkin and Carlos Souza. PYTs Agyness Deyn debuts as a film actress, and New York’s chicest are there to celebrate. By Peter Davis BOLD-FACED NAMES New York notables hit the town this spring after a bit of winter hibernation. By R. Couri Hay OBJETS OF DESIRE Bold designs and shades of pink are what’s hot in fashion and décor this spring. By Cricket Burns OLD NEW YORK Two of the city’s architectural treasures are also eminent institutions of higher learning: The City College of New York and The Cooper Union. By Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel BOOKS TO LOOK AT The City of Joy author Dominique Lapierre’s new book on Nelson Mandela’s South Africa. By Delphine Barguirdjian Plus, the Strand Book Store is a bibliophile’s dream—and the city’s last surviving shop from what was once Book Row. By Edward Ulmann WORLD ACCORDING TO … Why filmmaker and playwright Dan Klores will never leave Manhattan.