Harper’s Bazaar, April 2006

April 1, 2006

Death Becomes Her
The gruesome murder of Elizabeth Short transformed her from a small-town waitress into a glamorous and mysterious seductress – the Black Dahlia, a figure with an allure so powerful that innocent people would confess to the crime. Now, 59 years after the unsolved murder, directors, authors and conspiracy theorists are dreaming up new suspects – including Orson Welles – and fanning her fame. DUFF MCDONALD looks at a death that was stranger than fiction. Read the rest of this entry »


Harper’s Bazaar, January 2006

January 1, 2006

Sugar and Spice.

The Sweet’N Low story, says author Rich Cohen, has been sugar-coated to hide the less palatable truth. This multimillion-dollar business, dreamt up by his grandfather, has been blighted by association with gangsters, government bribery and family feuds. Duff McDonald traces the bittersweet story of the artificial sweetener

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