- April 15, 2002
- The Lifer
What could possibly have made biographer Robert Caro devote nearly three decades (and counting) to chronicling the life of LBJ? It's all about his -- and our -- addiction to power.
- April 8, 2002
- The Last Adman
Advertising legend Jay Chiat has spent his life not only battling the rules -- about media, about offices, about the culture itself -- but decimating them. Now he's got one last fight.
- March 25, 2002
- The Koppel Topple
Do not ask for whom the ticker scrolls, Ted. It scrolls for thee: Why Nightline's troubles may presage a news-dinosaur extinction.
- 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.
- March 11, 2002
- My Dinner With Rupert
In an unlikely turn of events -- and thanks to some shameless maneuvering to achieve (and protect) proximity -- our Murdoch-deconstructing media columnist breaks bread with the man himself.
- March 4, 2002
- Spread Thin
Enron's Kenneth Lay and Global Crossing's Gary Winnick weren't just spreadsheet jockeys, they were the last great heroes of the self-delusional business culture.
- February 25, 2002
- By George
Clinton survivor George Stephanopoulos, the former Boy Wonder with the great hair, is now a Legitimate News Guy (with great hair). And he may be ABC's next big star.
- 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.
- February 11, 2002
- Enron Outrage
We're all shocked -- shocked! -- by a certain energy company's balance-sheet sleight of hand. What were they thinking?! We ask. But Enronian accounting was merely New Economy boilerplate.
- 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.