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Michael Wolff

October 18, 1999 | This Media Life
Dutch Treat

All hell broke loose when Edmund Morris invented characters for his Reagan biography. But how else could he tell the story of that surreal presidency?

October 11, 1999 | This Media Life
Citizen Wolff

We have entered the Age of the Wing Nut: In politics, just about everything counts more than competence. (So does that mean this columnist has a chance?)

October 4, 1999 | This Media Life
Publish and Perish

A writer is only one book away from career disaster today. Just ask best-selling author Joe McGinniss what it takes to market a book once the scribbling is done.

September 27, 1999 | This Media Life
Dais ex Machina

The new-media conference circuit has become the "Pilgrim's Progress" of high-tech devotion -- it's a traveling old-boy network, and invitations are the new status symbols.

September 20, 1999 | This Media Life
Sell High

Everyone is talking about distribution, content, synergy, and succession in the CBS-Viacom merger, but the deal is really Mel Karmazin selling Wall Street a story.

September 13, 1999 | This Media Life
Eyes Wide Shut

As the summer movies pass into history, it is becoming painfully clear to everyone but the studio executives that the blockbuster, brand-supporting movie is dead.

August 23, 1999 | This Media Life
Licenses R Us

Forget about writing that adorable book for your kids. Children aren't reading kids' books anymore; now they inhabit personal multimedia theme parks.

August 16, 1999 | This Media Life
The Time of his Time

Walter Isaacson is reinventing his magazine for an era when the news is dead and presidents don't matter as much as homework.

August 9, 1999 | This Media Life
The Talk of Hearst

With our scorecard on Hearst and the magazine business, you will be able to answer the riddle: "What's Black and Brown and read all over?"

August 2, 1999 | This Media Life
Kennedy With Tears

John Kennedy seemed to be breaking the family mold. But in our grief, we are discovering what 40 years of public fascination with the Kennedy clan was really all about.

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