• The Talented Mrs. Harriman Before she was the American ambassador to France, Pamela Harriman was either the wife, the mistress, or the political benefactor of some of the world’s most powerful men. JOHN VON SOTHEN retraces the life of a 20th century Leonard Zelig, whose life ended in the vaulted pool of the Hotel Ritz. 2015-11-25
  • Letter to DSK In the summer of 2011, I was asked by GQ to write an open letter to DSK. We all know the story. He’d been arrested in May and cuffed and dumped in Rikers Island soon afterward. Upon release, he’d rented out a rich loft in SOHO to plan his defense. Throughout the summer, the case took on a roller […] 2011-08-12
  • DSK from the IMF just wasn’t VIP In light of the Dominique Strauss-Kahn affair, everybody is taking polls nowadays.There are polls on who will now lead the Socialists, polls on whether people think DSK is guilty or whether it’s a setup; polls on whether the French press should pry more into the private lives of politicians. There’s even a poll gauging who’s […] 2011-05-20