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Steve Fishman

July 23, 2007 | Features
The Steamroller in the Swamp

Is Eliot Spitzer changing Albany? Or is Albany changing him?

April 9, 2007 |
Boss Science

The psychopathology of the modern American corporate leader.

February 12, 2007 | Features
Snakes in the Garden

It seemed a good match: on one side, old-fashioned oligarchs looking to modernize Wal-Mart’s image; on the other, the big-city types who could make a fortune doing it. By the time it was over, a Madison Avenue heavy had been summoned to Arkansas to answer questions about his splashy lifestyle, and nobody was happy except the lawyers.

December 25, 2006 |
Because Our Real Mobsters Are More Entertaining Than the Sopranos

To be a mobster in New York is to be a celebrity. Mafiosi are the psychopaths with a fan base. And vile as their actions have sometimes been, it has to be said that as dramatis personae, they’ve rarely disappointed. This past season has been especially fine, with a cast and plot turns that Sopranos creator David Chase must have envied.

December 18, 2006 |
The Penitent

Eliot Spitzer may have a large say in Alan Hevesi’s political future, but the state comptroller has a more formidable tormentor: himself.

December 4, 2006 | Feature
Mr. Big Box

Philadelphia restaurateur Stephen Starr invaded New York by spending $26 million on Morimoto and Buddakan. Now he’s been named Zagat’s Restaurateur of the Year. Steve Fishman talked to him about megadining, celebrity chefs, and where to find the best cheesesteak.

November 13, 2006 | Intelligencer
Kerik, Back in Iraq

The former police commissioner puts his cameo in the Pirro campaign 6,000 miles behind him.

October 23, 2006 |
Can This Marriage Be Saved?

“You’re reading in the paper that your spouse was asked whether she loves you or not, and she says, ‘I love my family,’” says Al Pirro. “How would you feel?”

September 18, 2006
The Devil in David Berkowitz

The way the man once called Son of Sam sees it, Satan and Jesus have long been fighting for his soul. Thirty years ago, when he killed six and terrorized the city, the Devil was winning. But now Berkowitz says that Jesus has the upper hand. And a growing flock of renegade Christians believe he’s an apostle of the Lord.

June 26, 2006
Engaged, Never Married

The day before he went to Iraq, Army Reserve Sergeant Joe Velez of the Bronx decided to marry his girlfriend. Last week, he was killed by a roadside bomb.

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