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May 28, 2001
Prosper's Books

Prosper Assouline is building a publishing empire one high-society, style-obsessed picture book at a time. Who says publishers have to be boring snobs?

February 19, 2001
House Cleaning

Little, Brown publisher Sarah Crichton was just replaced by Michael Pietsch, leaving everyone to wonder if the publishing house is being Warner-ized.

December 11, 2000
Marquee Marks

With three transfers and a plan to take over the Biltmore, the Manhattan Theatre Club is the latest nonprofit to storm Broadway's commercial bazaar.

December 4, 2000
Horror Showman

How Lloyd Kaufman of Troma Entertainment (Class of Nuke 'Em High; The Toxic Avenger) became the city's leading B-movie auteur.

October 16, 2000
Candor and Web

Once, Broadway news and gossip was limited to the newspaper columns of a boldfaced few. But the Internet has made Walter Winchells of us all.

May 8, 2000
Gotta Get a Gimmick

The season passes, along with "Cats" and two legendary showmen, David Merrick and Alexander H. Cohen, who managed to drag their rivalry into the Heaviside Layer.

February 14, 2000
Look Who's Stalking

The ugly feud between pop paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould and science writer Robert Wright has been simmering for ten years now -- except somebody forgot to tell Gould.

December 20, 1999
The World Is Not Enough

Philippe Starck has checked out of his hotel and into a SoHo loft, where he's dreaming up the housing of the future and -- with Peter Gabriel's help -- planning to launch a satellite.

December 6, 1999
Getting Smart

Once a perennial also-ran, Showtime has climbed to the top of the cable heap with a daring new strategy: making good TV.

February 22, 1999
The Name Game

Stars are taking to our stages -- uptown and down, on Broadway and Off -- in unusual numbers, keeping some shows and even some theaters alive. But at what cost?

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