A story of power and patronage in a perhaps unexpected place, the New York beach lifeguarding fiefdom of Peter Stein, who presided over a network of lifeguards named by one as “La Cosa Nostra.”
A mammoth, blockbuster story in three parts examining the impact of the Murdoch media empire on its primary spheres of influences – America, Britain and Australia. The piece examines the macro and the micro – from global and national political trends to the Murdoch family relationships that would influence them.
Fan Bingbing is one of the most recognisable faces in China’s movie industry. So it sent huge ripples through the entertainment world when, for a part of 2018, she disappeared. The story highlights the tightrope on which many of China’s new elite walk – “You play ball, or you are screwed. So you play ball.”