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The Ugly Battle Over the Wildenstein Art Empire – Bloomberg

Once the world’s richest and most influential dealers, the family is trying to fight off a half-billion dollar tax bill. Over recent weeks in hushed New York dining rooms and private Parisian salons, Guy Wildenstein has been a walking object lesson in how billionaire dynasties decline: surrounded by lawyers, pitied, …

Killing Queen Victoria – Salon.com

John Bean thought assassinating the monarch was the ticket to a life of leisure. A true story This article is excerpted from “Shooting Victoria: Madness, Mayhem, and the Rebirth of the British Monarchy” by Paul Thomas Murphy, which is available from Pegasus Books. The young man — the boy — stood under …

Click Here for an Offbeat Experience – NYTimes.com

A NEW generation of travel-sharing Web sites matches travelers with knowledgeable locals for offbeat, authentic and mostly very economical experiences — across the globe or across town. Witness, for example, Kieren Wuest, a business analyst from Sydney, Australia, who was in San Francisco not long ago for work. On his …

Bodybuilders Flinch at Google’s Venice Beach Incursion – NYTimes.com

LOS ANGELES — This city’s boardwalk community of Venice has long celebrated its seediness, accepting — embracing, really — the kind of sensory assaults that would faze more conventional places: beachfront bodybuilders, ragamuffin street vendors, tattoo artists, Hare Krishna chanters, skateboarders, drug dealers, gangs, homeless encampments, rowdy tourists, film crews …