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This Media Life Archive

February 1, 1999
Lady Liberties

For "panting puppy" Bill Clinton, "helpless victim" Ken Starr, and even our entire "soft-porn nation," Maureen Dowd has one message: She's angry with us! Really, really angry!

January 25, 1999
All Talk?

Countdown to Tina Brown's own Y2K problem: On the eve of the millennium, she's somehow supposed to get 'Talk' off the ground -- while everyone roots for her to fail.

January 18, 1999
Atlas Shrugs

Sign of the times: Tweedy Upper West Side literary lion teams up with Wall Street mogul to launch multimedia content "brand." Synergy for the elbow-patch crowd!

January 11, 1999
No Sex, Please

Senatorial sexcapades (and rumors thereof) continue to roil impeachment-happy Washington, but the 'Times' refuses to pursue the whole story. Hello, Larry Flynt!

December 21, 1998
You've Got Merger

AOL owns the Internet, has an absurd valuation (bigger than Viacom's!), and has media-company wannabes running the show. Guess what? Netscape's just an appetizer.

December 7, 1998
The Me in Media

Why has Mort Zuckerman grafted a glittery, high-profile head to the working-class body of the "Daily News?" The answer has to do not with business but with vanity.

November 23, 1998
Bad News for the Media Elite

The national press, among the most knowledgeable and powerful (and self-important) people in the country, ended up out of the loop about the Monica mess. And, writes Michael Wolff, reclaiming their former status won't be easy.

November 16, 1998
Gates Unhinged

Sure, Microsoft's a monopoly, but the government's attack is pitched at something larger: hubris. As Bill Gates's deeply weird video testimony showed, it's not a moment too soon.

October 26, 1998
I Want My ImpeachTV

Our congressmen are so busy getting ready for their career-making close-ups, they've hardly noticed that TV, in this age of cable and Internet, is no longer Watergate-ready.

October 12, 1998
Review Review

It's Oprah's world and we all just live in it -- except, of course, for the editors of the "Times Book Review," who cling, a bit nostalgically, to their own obsolescence.

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