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Chris Smith

February 23, 2004 | 2004 Race
Leading Man

With a series of wins from Maine to Tennessee, John Kerry all but locked up the Democratic nomination last week. But even as the famously serious senator began to smile a little, a daunting reality set in. The fight with George W. Bush has only just begun.

January 19, 2004 | Intelligencer
Fanning the Flames

Before 9/11, would this have been such a story? Why firemen have become tabloid fodder.

December 15, 2003 | Feature
Can This Man Save Martha?

Veteran criminal-defense attorney Robert Morvillo is the last thing standing between Martha Stewart and federal prison. Never mind that the Brooklyn-born Morvillo is built like Don Zimmer and sounds like Ed Koch. For Martha, he could be the ultimate good thing.

October 27, 2003 | Feature
No, I'm the Boss

Has George Steinbrenner finally met his match in Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria?

October 20, 2003 | Feature
Mr. Comey Goes To Washington

Just as his terrorism and corporate-corruption cases here are heating up, United States Attorney James Comey is heading south to become John Ashcroft’s deputy. What’s a nice, nonpartisan prosecutor going to do in a Justice Department like that?

August 25, 2003 | New York Minute
Play Girl

Ashley Harkleroad is still trying to live down that infamous U.S. Open outfit. But there are many other reasons to watch her on the court.

August 18, 2003 | Feature
Jeremy Shockey Is Living Large

The Giants’ Pro Bowl tight end Jeremy Shockey isn’t just a smashmouth football force who may well lead his team to the Super Bowl. He’s a nightclubbing, skirt-chasing, politically incorrect Okie who could be New York’s biggest sports sensation since Broadway Joe Namath.

June 23, 2003 | Feature
Dominick Dunne vs. Robert Kennedy

Attacked by Bobby Kennedy over the Moxley murder (and sued by Gary Condit over Chandra Levy), America’s leading celebrity journalist is getting a taste of his own medicine.

June 2, 2003 | The City Politic
Teflon Mike

Everyone from the rich to the nicotine-deprived is mad at the mayor. But don’t count him out yet: Even the legions who oppose him know our woes aren’t really hizzoner’s fault.

February 17, 2003 | The City Politic
Joel Klein's 200 Club

The plan to standardize the school system’s curriculum for all but 200 schools is making anxious the very people the system needs most if it’s to improve: the middle class.

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