- December 15, 2003
- Reversal of Fortune
Call it the law of political gravity: What goes down (an economy, a president’s stature) must go up. So why are we always shocked when it happens?
- June 28, 1999
- Tribune and Tribulation
For some, summer means Paris, and Paris means the "International Herald Tribune." But is the paper slowly being submerged by the flood of global information?
- July 23, 2001
- Book 'Em
A new bio roughs up the media world's Über-power couple -- no surprise there. But how, exactly, did Tina-and-Harry-bashing become everybody's favorite pastime?
- August 27, 2001
- Bloomberg News
Michael Bloomberg is peddling two myths about himself: that he's a major media mogul and a credible mayoral candidate. For $30 million, we'll believe anything.
- October 16, 2000
- Murder, They Rote
Bush and Gore debated with all the wit and subtlety of rhinos. And who was the loser? Actually, there were 46 million of us.
- April 30, 2001
- Wheel of Fortune
He's smart, he's funny, and he's multitalented. So why is John Hockenberry parked in network purgatory instead of saving the news?
- June 5, 2000
- So Wrong He's Right
Contrarian market watcher James Grant spent the last decade sticking to the fundamentals -- and being wrong! Now the Fed's on his side, so will he become a bull?
- May 13, 2002
- The Big Fix
Suddenly, the turn-of-the-millennium lust for media-world consolidation seems absurd (just ask AOL Time Warner and Vivendi shareholders). Is it already time for AT&T-style breakups?
- February 10, 2003
- Book Review
Does the ouster of Random House head Ann Godoff signal the death of books? Nahthe publishing business as we know it died a long time ago. It’s just that nobody’s told book people.
- February 16, 2004
- Circus Minimus
Hyped as a great public drama, the Martha Stewart trial was about as exciting as watching an accountant work. Then came Doug Faneuil—Candide in a suit.