- 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.
- September 15, 2003 | September 11th Anniversary
- The Miracle Survivors
In Stairwell B of the North Tower, 16 people lived amid the avalanche of concrete and steel. But surviving was only the start of their struggle.
- August 4, 2003 | Feature
- The Low Life & High Life & Hard Time & High Times of Richard Stratton
His drug dealing led to eight years in prison—and a novel, a show based on his life, the editorship of High Times. Maybe crime does pay.