- April 21, 2003
- My Big Fat Question
While the war was raging elsewhere, I was stuck at CENTCOM, where I was supposed to be lobbing softball questions at generals. Naturally, I did the opposite. (Cue hate mail from Rush Limbaugh fans.)
- February 18, 2002
- Sumner Squall
The recent ridiculousness at Viacom -- 78-year-old chairman Sumner Redstone attempting to push out his successor, Mel Karmazin -- is just par for the course in the egomaniacal realm of moguldom.
- September 28, 1998
- Something About Bill
The talking heads are collectively outraged, but somebody needs to let them in on this dirty little secret: Bill Clinton's sex life is deeply (and appallingly) normal.
- March 18, 2002
- Peace Pipe
Tom Friedman says he was merely the conduit for the Saudi peace plan, but the Times columnist has quietly, purposefully turned himself into our leading ink-stained statesman.
- July 17, 2000
- The Gigawits
A couple of old vaudevillians are poised to become electronic publishers and turn the book business on its ear. That is, if they can get anyone to take them seriously.
- March 10, 2003
- Bush Family Values
How do you cover a war that’s a rerun (complete with another surreal Dan Rather–Saddam interview)a war that’s all about a son trying to recapture his dad’s fleeting glory days?
- November 13, 2000
- The Kidder King
Dave Eggers is the new media hero as anti-media hero, complete with acolytes. Is he the voice of his generation, or is he just mixing the Kool-Aid?
- October 30, 2000
- Wasps or Wonks
Voters are about to get hitched to a man who will set the tone of the times. Whom do you want to see each morning at breakfast?
- May 21, 2001
- He Stoops to Conquer
George Bush's plan to win over the Jews (not exactly his best audience): Avoid conflicts at all costs and adhere strictly to Wasp values. It worked for me.
- 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.