From Colson Whitehead's painfully essential new novel to E. Jean Carroll's startling memoir, plus a novel just for the grown-ups and a classic that's ripe for revisiting.
It's been 20 years since Anthony Minghella's masterful movie version of this Patricia Highsmith classic (which itself was published in 1955), about a man who fakes his way into a world of wealth, glamour, and murder, cementing stardom for its leads (and a certain green bathing suit) and ensuring its title character eternal infamy as perhaps society's greatest fictional grifter. In this modern era of fakes, forgers, and con artists, there's something charming about going back to revisit this truly fascinating fraud.
K: The wife of House Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings is facing new allegations of self-dealing and perjury following the disclosure of financial dealings between her charity and her for-profit consulting firm, according to an IRS complaint a watchdog group filed Friday in response to a Daily Caller News Foundation report. The National Legal and Policy Center’s complaint is an amendment to its original May 20 complaint against Maya Rockeymoore Cummings’s charity, the Center for Global Policy Solutions (CGPS), which alleged that the nonprofit’s overlapping relationship with her for-profit company, Global Policy Solutions, LLC, could have derived an “illegal private benefit” for her and her husband. The NLPC’s amended complaint filed Friday highlights the charity’s audited financial reports, first reported by TheDCNF, which detail how it paid Rockeymoore Cummings’s for-profit venture over $250,000 in “management fees” between 2013 and 2015.