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This Media Life Archive

May 1, 2000
Dot-Com Bomb

We've all been waiting for the next Great Web Wipeout. But the Orwellian technology geeks never imagined the fuse would be lit by an old-media magazine article.

April 17, 2000
Bullet Train

E-books were a slow train coming until Stephen King put some propulsion behind them. Will clubby, head-in-the-sand publishers catch this ride or tumble from the caboose?

April 10, 2000
Yin Eats Yang

With PlanetOut's purchase of "Out" and "The Advocate," Tom Rielly, its chief homosexual officer, has finally unified gay media's divided soul.

March 27, 2000
Checkout Clout

Jann Wenner has unleashed his new 'People'-killer magazine, 'USWeekly.' His secret weapon? Not celebrity snaps and juicy dish but 200,000 supermarket-checkout pockets.

March 20, 2000
Huey and the News

Fortune editor John Huey wanted to be a bon vivant like Esquire's Harold Hayes. But he ended up as a business weenie -- and the life of the party anyway.

March 13, 2000
Bond Trading

At TED, the new-media version of a Mafia wedding, you rub elbows with the dons and capos of the Internet world and become an instant member of the family.

March 6, 2000
Queen for a Day

Why does network television suddenly seem to be back in the fifties, with "Millionaires" and wannabes on every channel? Welcome to TV for losers.

February 28, 2000
;-) :-) :-0 :-(

As broadband looms over the entertainment industry, the kings of comedy huddle in Aspen to worry over the fate of storytelling -- and who will pay for their jokes now.

February 21, 2000
How I Got Over My Al Gore-a-phobia

Yes, he's wonky. But shouldn't our leader know his stuff? Yes, he's stiff. So was Abe Lincoln. Gore has what it takes to be a fine president -- so what if you wouldn't want him to give you a hug?

February 14, 2000
Waiting to Exhale

For Geraldine Laybourne, the queen of pure content, the real battle won't be for viewers but for cable space. Will women care enough to declare: "I want my Oxygen"?

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