FULL TEXT ARCHIVE
Zack is gradually moving the full text of some of his best articles to this website, lest they disappear into the web’s ether. Here are a few favorites:
Forbes, 08.09.11: Wiz Khalifa’s High Earnings
The Pittsburgh-bred rapper has transformed his affection for marijuana into a moneymaking marketing tool, and in the process, turned himself into a lucrative lifestyle brand.
Forbes, 05.18.11: Jon Bon Jovi — Still Rocking, And Making A Killing
Over the past 12 months, Bon Jovi earned more than Justin Bieber, Kanye West and Katy Perry — combined. How did that happen?
Forbes, 05.04.11: Secret Agent
Public pensions are $660 billion in the hole. Investment middleman Glen Sergeon illustrates how millions more are being lost to dubious dealings.
Forbes, 08.17.10: The Sommelier of Hip-Hop
Branson B. introduced rap’s royalty to fine champagne. Now he’s trying to make his own brand of bubbly pop in a crowded marketplace.
Forbes, 10.13.09: Saving the Union (Pacific)
Can James Young put America’s oldest railroad back on track?
Forbes, 07.09.09: Akon’s Recession-Proof Tune
One sweet-singing impresario is thriving amid the rap recession.
Forbes, 07.09.09: The Man Who Invented Hip Hop
Afrika Bambaataa helped create a musical movement, but he’s no cash king. That’s fine by him.
Forbes, 08.18.08: The 50 Cent Machine
Curtis ”50 Cent” Jackson is hedging against the music industry’s whims with the help of an African billionaire.
Washington Post, 06.15.08: Lorenzo’s Oil — and Lorenzo’s Courage
Thoughts on the passing of Lorenzo Odone.
Yale Daily News Magazine, 2.12.07: On the Rail
Generations after the golden age of train travel, is there any romance left in the tracks?
Yale Daily News, 4.28.05: Bradley Beats Odds to Lead Elis
After nearly losing his life in a car crash, a gritty leadoff hitter sparks the Bulldogs.