A one minute video – Behind the Cover discusses how the New York Times Magazine editors chose the cover picture for their Sunday Magazine story about NXIVM and its leader, Keith Raniere.
Jake Silverstein, editor in chief, said: “The red wash on Stefan Ruiz’s portrait of Keith Raniere instantly clues a reader in to the milieu of the story — we’re in the territory of the lurid, strange and possibly criminal. Placing him behind a wall of words casts him as a kind of Oz-like figure, leading Nxivm from behind a curtain.”
Keith posed for these pictures in the Monterrey Mexico area on condition that the location was not disclosed. Here are four pictures that emerged of your Vanguard, suitable for framing and worshiping.
Read the complete cover story “The ‘Sex Cult’ That Preached Empowerment.”