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Michael Wolff

March 10, 2003 | This Media Life
Bush Family Values

How do you cover a war that’s a rerun (complete with another surreal Dan Rather–Saddam interview)—a war that’s all about a son trying to recapture his dad’s fleeting glory days?

March 3, 2003 | This Media Life
Stop, Thief!

If only it were that easy. Music and film execs obsess about our evil file-sharing ways, but demonizing the public they so desperately need won’t stop the free fall in the value of content.

February 24, 2003 | Feature
What, Us Worry? Yes, Us Worry

The impending war, the threat of terrorism, and the troubles on Wall Street, in the media business, and with the economy as a whole are creating a perfect storm of anxiety for New Yorkers. Is this a passing phase? Or (gulp) our new reality?

February 10, 2003 | This Media Life
Book Review

Does the ouster of Random House head Ann Godoff signal the death of books? Nah—the publishing business as we know it died a long time ago. It’s just that nobody’s told book people.

February 3, 2003 | This Media Life
The Altar of Walter

For faithful followers of brilliant careerist Walter Isaacson's brilliant career, what's to be learned from his leaving CNN? Maybe that everyone at AOL should run for the nearest exit.

January 20, 2003 | This Media Life
Playing Mogul Murder

It's a great new parlor game -- imagining what happens if your favorite media tycoon gets hit by a bus. And figuring out who wins and who loses can tell us a lot about our future.

January 20, 2003 | Fitness
Reservoir Jogs

Running full circle.

January 13, 2003 | This Media Life
The Unspun

When the media decides it’s punishment time, no amount of spin-doctoring and TLC can shave the sentence. Especially when spin-doctoring and TLC got you into trouble in the first place (hello, Harvey!).

December 23, 2002 | Classic New York
The Power Lunch

At Michael's, the media elite watch each other watching each other.

December 23, 2002 | This Media Life
You've Got Sex

Or rather, dear America Online, you had it. But as the suits at Time Warner prudishly looked away, you squandered your lead as the nation's leading purveyor of dirty chat.

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