- November 1, 1999
- Epstein Unbound
Freed from the shackles of corporate publishing, aging editorial wunderkind Jason Epstein has one last trick to show the book business.
- October 25, 1999
- Free Press
There seems to be a shortage of small rich men who want to be press barons. Leonard Stern's selling. Arthur Carter's tempted. Maybe they just need to think bigger.
- October 18, 1999
- Dutch Treat
All hell broke loose when Edmund Morris invented characters for his Reagan biography. But how else could he tell the story of that surreal presidency?
- October 11, 1999
- Citizen Wolff
We have entered the Age of the Wing Nut: In politics, just about everything counts more than competence. (So does that mean this columnist has a chance?)
- October 4, 1999
- Publish and Perish
A writer is only one book away from career disaster today. Just ask best-selling author Joe McGinniss what it takes to market a book once the scribbling is done.
- September 27, 1999
- Dais ex Machina
The new-media conference circuit has become the "Pilgrim's Progress" of high-tech devotion -- it's a traveling old-boy network, and invitations are the new status symbols.
- September 20, 1999
- Sell High
Everyone is talking about distribution, content, synergy, and succession in the CBS-Viacom merger, but the deal is really Mel Karmazin selling Wall Street a story.
- September 13, 1999
- Eyes Wide Shut
As the summer movies pass into history, it is becoming painfully clear to everyone but the studio executives that the blockbuster, brand-supporting movie is dead.
- August 23, 1999
- Licenses R Us
Forget about writing that adorable book for your kids. Children aren't reading kids' books anymore; now they inhabit personal multimedia theme parks.
- August 16, 1999
- The Time of his Time
Walter Isaacson is reinventing his magazine for an era when the news is dead and presidents don't matter as much as homework.