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Brooke Astor

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  • Before Cobra Snake or the Sartorialist, there was Bill Cunningham

    “The best fashion show in the world is on the street.” That’s according to Bill Cunningham, the celebrated photographer whose On the Street columns appear every Sunday in the New York Times. And he should know. Chief chronicler of the...
  • Monster Mash: Miami Art Museum gets gift; Getty buys a Manet

    Developer Jorge Perez has agreed to donate $35 million in cash and art from his collection to the Miami Art Museum in a deal that would rename the museum after him. Gary Tinterow, an executive at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, has been chosen...

    Brooke Astor auction at Sotheby's fetching high prices

    A 1868 oil on panel owned by the late Brooke Astor sold for $1.6 million, more than triple a $500,000 estimate.

    A socialite's world is Exhibit A

    NEW YORK -- The elegant woman in the forest green frock held up a slender right hand and swore to tell the truth. She was matter-of-fact as she described herself as unemployed, just "an average housewife" taking care of her husband, Henry, and their home....

    'Too Much Money: A Novel' by Dominick Dunne

    'Too Much Money: A Novel' by Dominick Dunne
    If Dominick Dunne's posthumous novel, "Too Much Money," will get people talking about him, that's probably exactly what he would have wanted. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: 'Too Much Money': In Monday's Calendar, a book review of "Too Much Money"...