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Steve Fishman

April 25, 2005 | Profile
Hell's Kitchen

Marine Lieutenant Ilario Pantano made it out of a tough neighborhood to Horace Mann and Goldman Sachs. But 9/11 reactivated his inner warrior and brought him to Iraq. Now, charged with murder, he’s in a different kind of hell.

January 10, 2005 | Feature
Inside Eliot’s Army

Eliot Spitzer and his legal swat team conduct their investigations like a crusade. A blow-by-blow account of the current insurance-industry probe, and what it reveals about the man who would be governor.

November 22, 2004 | Feature
Get Richest Quickest

In the precarious hedge-fund bubble, it’s either clean up—or flame out.

September 2, 2004 | Feature
Star Search

For a moment, at the peak of President Bush’s popularity, Republican event planners—the true GOP optimists—entertained a big-tent dream.

August 9, 2004 | Profile
The Convert

How a devoutly Jewish, pillar-of-rectitude partner at Paul, Weiss turned into a passionately Catholic, extravagantly compensated legal caddy to the disgraced Tyco chief Dennis Kozlowski—and wound up accused of being a greedy corporate looter.

May 31, 2004 | Feature
The Dead Wives Club, or Char in Love

A circle of firemen’s widows have a secret: They’re getting on with their lives.

March 15, 2004 | Profile
The Diet Martyr

In life, Dr. Robert Atkins was a renegade, doing battle with the medical Establishment over his famous low-carb diet. In death, he’s the focus of a holy war, pitting ascetic versus libertine and disciple versus disciple. The schisms in the Church of Atkins.

February 23, 2004 | 2004 Race
Stars Fall

New York City had a passionate fling with a soldier—but he didn’t look as good in the cold, gray dawn.

January 19, 2004 | Feature
Louie Lump Lump's Bad Night at Rao's

At Rao’s on 114th Street, Mafia types with guns rub elbows with Sopranos actors—it’s all part of the show. But when Louis Barone pulled out his Smith & Wesson and shot another man at the bar over an insult, the show turned real.

October 17, 2003 | Feature
Small Miracles

Dr. Jan Quaegebeur doesn’t just repair sick children’s hearts—he reinvents them. How gifted is he? Ask 3-year-old Dorothy McCollum. Or her mom.