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Simon Dumenco

March 31, 2003 | Feature
The Kid Stays In The Pictures

When actor Mark Ruffalo disappeared abruptly two years ago, dodging offers from studio chiefs and A-list directors smitten with his performance in You Can Count On Me, he heard rumors that he had everything from AIDS to leukemia. Now, after a terrifying medical odyssey (which involved neither of the above), Ruffalo’s back—and so’s the buzz about his brilliant work in a string of upcoming movies.

March 3, 2003 | Profile
Face the Nation

At a time of great national uncertainty, Michael Jackson has provided us with one thing we can all agree on: Whatta freak!

February 17, 2003 | Profile
Queen vs. Queen

Leona’s lawyers miscalculated by going for the gay-sex ick factor—turns out Helmsley’s own ickiness was harder for the jury to take.

December 23, 2002 | Classic New York
The Art Gallery

Don't be afraid of a little artful hostility.

December 23, 2002 | New York Awards
New York Awards 2002

Vibrant, creative, edgy, demanding (only sometimes!), smart, funny. For this year's awards, we've chosen eleven New Yorkers who not only gave us their best but also brought out the best in New York. From Eliot Spitzer's determined drive to clean up the worst of Wall Street excess to Harvey Fierstein's monumental mom -- with a heart to match, in 'Hairspray' -- not to mention Tina Fey's irrepressibly irreverent humor, we salute their vision and celebrate our luck in being here at the right time and, of course, in the right place.

December 16, 2002 | Feature
I Want My DTV!

The city's in the midst of a technology-driven TV revolution, thanks to the irresistible pleasures of digital cable, video-on-demand, and TiVo. Only problem: You may never see your friends again.

December 9, 2002 | Feature
Family Affair

Philip Seymour Hoffman has spent a decade creating some of the big screen's most vividly nuanced misfits. But it took a stunning script by his brother Gordy to give him his first solo starring role.

September 30, 2002 | Feature
She Used to Be So Nice!

Rosie O'Donnell's magazine partner, Gruner + Jahr, got dumped. Now all it wants is a good cry, a pint of ice cream, and a supportive group of girlfriends -- straight girlfriends, that is.

August 12, 2002 | Feature
AOL's Faulty Towers

Can the city's other twin towers stand as anything but a memorial to the worst corporate marriage in history?

November 12, 2001 | Feature
Stopping Spin Laden

To counter Osama and his karaoke microphone, the U.S. is deploying food drops, shortwave-radio broadcasts, and a Madison Avenue vet who used to sing the praises of Uncle Ben's rice. But are these the best ways to win the hearts and minds of the Muslim world?

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