The Man in the Rockefeller Suit

Expanding his 2009 Vanity Fair piece about Christian Gerhartsreiter--a real-life Tom Ripley who managed to parlay his silver tongue and feverish imagination into an high-class imposture--Mark Seal explores an incredible hoax that reeled in countless victims. The human wreckage that "Clark Rockefeller" left in his wake is astonishing, yet you can't help but marvel at the nerve of this brazen anti-hero.

April 24: "[The HST] lifted a curtain from our view of the universe, changing it so profoundly that no human can look at the stars in the same way..."

Kenneth Calhoun (Black Moon) and Lysley Tenorio (Monstress) of the Discover Great New Writers program on B-movies, heritage, and finales.