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.