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The Good Bad Son

NEW YORK MAGAZINE

May 22, 2011

By James Verini

The last time Benjamin Barber saw Saif Qaddafi, in early December, they spent a cheerless evening together in London. Barber, a political scientist and board member of Saif’s Qaddafi International Charity and Development Foundation, was in town for a board meeting that was supposed to have taken place in Tripoli but, a week before, had been moved to England. Over an Italian dinner in Mayfair, he asked Saif why. “I don’t feel comfortable in Tripoli,” the 38-year-old son of Colonel Muammar ­Qaddafi said. “I have too many enemies there right now.” See Full Story


The Curious Case of Joseph and Nicholas Brooks

NEW YORK MAGAZINE

February 7, 2011

By James Verini

When they met one night last June, Nicholas Brooks and Sylvie Cachay should not, their friends say, have been attracted to each other. Sylvie was an ambitious designer, once divorced, who sought out serious relationships with similarly driven men. Nick had recently dropped out of college, had never held a job for more than a few months, and had dated many women.

“They had nothing in common,” a friend of Sylvie’s says.

“Sylvie wasn’t typical for him,” a friend of Nick’s says. See Full Story