Bela, the Forgotten War Orphan (The New York Times)
The remarkable tale of a 3-year-old whose parents died in Auschwitz, and the soldier who worked to get her out of occupied Berlin.
Life — If You Can Call It That — Under Israel’s Iron Dome (Reuters)
A New Yorker experiences life beneath Hamas rockets and sirens while visiting Tel Aviv.
Birthday, With Rockets (Jerusalem Post, PDF)
A birthday celebration amid rockets and sirens just outside Tel Aviv.
The Puzzling Inferno (Scientific American, PDF)
When saving trees means less carbon storage.
After the Fall (Forbes)
An exclusive interview with Broadcom cofounder Henry Nicholas as he faced jail time on charges of backdating options and distributing illegal drugs. Read the full story here and read about Nicholas’ vindication, just a few months after our interview, here.
The Money Problems of Tamir Sapir (Forbes)
Tamir Sapir parlayed a taxi medallion into a Manhattan real estate portfolio worth billions. Now bill collectors are swarming at his door; his lawyers claim mental illness. Read more here.
Hollywood Heavyweight (Forbes)
The Hollywood producer is responsible for making Pretty Woman and Mr. and Mrs. Smith big screen hits. But before he came to Hollywood he was an arms dealer. Read more here.
Funny Business: Billionaire Ron Perelman With His Dad (Forbes)
LBO maestro Ron Perelman and his dad, Raymond, in an intimate conversation about rebellion, success, mistakes and the meaning of life. Read more here.
Big Man in Brazil (Forbes)
Eike Batista was the face of Brazil’s boom. He rode the commodities wave to become Brazil’s richest man and aimed to become the world’s richest man. Was it all a house of cards? Read more here.
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