- February 1, 1999 | Profile
- He's Got The World On A String
String theory is the hottest development in physics since Stephen Hawking first peered into a black hole -- and Columbia physicist Brian Greene is one of the few people who can explain it. He also acts in Pinter plays and packs lecture halls, and his new book, "The Elegant Universe," is getting rapturous advance reviews. Has "the Theory of Everything" finally found the spokesman it deserves?
- July 29, 2002 | Profile
- Yellow Rose of Manhattan
A verbal gunslinger from Austin, Texas (remember George Bush's silver foot in his mouth?), has come to shoot up Manhattan's poshest saloons and salons -- and she doesn't even drink. Life on the Manhattan road show of former Texas governor Ann Richards.
- November 1, 2004 | Intelligencer
- Pool Report
Plus, Marla's little red string, Weinstein's Broadway dreams, Rangel's religious problem, and the Soros family vies for power.
- December 11, 2000 | Feature
- Graydon Rides the Wave
How did Vanity Fair's Graydon Carter manage his gravity-defying glide from Canadian obscurity to celebrity scourge to the ultimate media insider? Only his hairdresser knows for sure.
- October 24, 2005 | Feature
- Are Jews Smarter?
Did Jewish intelligence evolve in tandem with Jewish diseases as a result of discrimination in the ghettos of medieval Europe? That’s the premise of a controversial new study that has some preening and others plotzing. What genetic science can tell us—and what it can’t.
- April 21, 2003 | Feature
- The Mystery Man
With his bedroom eyes and untraceable accent, Gerard Senehi is perhaps the city's most alluring mentalist, and his actbending wineglasses, making cigarettes floatmakes even jaded New Yorkers jump. Is he really psychic, or is it just magic? You be the judge.
- August 9, 2004 | Feature
- The Independent Republic of New York
As New York—a city that often has more in common with Europe than with the United States—prepares to be invaded by the red-state hordes during an election that has much of the city fearing the prospect of four more years, a persistent fantasy resurfaces—should New York secede?
- July 22, 2002 | Feature
- You've Got Jail
It's the summer of white-collar crime. But if the latest miscreants think a spell in jail means catching up on the classics and refining their backhand, they should think again. Club Fed is dead, and hard time is harder than ever.
- June 1, 1998 | Feature
- Woman, Interrupted
Lynda Hong knew Edmund Ko, her old flame from Cornell, was troubled, drifting off track. Was he capable of murder?
- December 23, 2002 | Classic New York
- The Shrink
With so much to be anxious about, it's no wonder the city never sleeps.