- January 31, 2000
- Mogul on the Verge
Can a strictly below-the-radar mogul take a group of creaky computer magazines and refit them (and himself) for the new economy?
- February 4, 2002
- Failure Is Hot!
Talk, which saw itself as a great new vehicle of mythmaking, ended up becoming the embodiment of hype deflation. In an age of dashed expectations, Tina Brown is right on pulse.
- October 9, 2000
- Runway Runaway
Fashion is media, and judging by the number of photographers, it's more important than the presidential election. Our columnist got a seat in the front row, but he still doesn't get it.
- 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.
- January 13, 2003
- The Unspun
When the media decides it’s punishment time, no amount of spin-doctoring and TLC can shave the sentence. Especially when spin-doctoring and TLC got you into trouble in the first place (hello, Harvey!).
- March 22, 1999
Political career begets media career begets political career. For today's breed of personal-identity professionals, public office and punditry are interchangeable career paths.
- December 24, 2001
- The Metamorphosis
We tell ourselves we're different -- less frivolous, less selfish -- because the world's a different place. But our obsession with the change might just signal a different sort of self-absorption.
- October 13, 2003
- Grin and Share It
The music industry’s lame lawsuits against MP3-loving kids aren’t going to put the file-sharing genie back into the bottle. As Martha might say, it’s a good thing.
- May 29, 2000
- The Insiders
Two clever old-media guys just launched Inside.com, which has everybody in the business asking, "Does this change everything?" While they wonder, will they pay?
- March 5, 2001
- Sullivan's Travels
Ambitious and self-absorbed, ex-pat Andrew Sullivan has made a career out of his personal and political contradictions -- and pissing people off.