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April 19, 1999
Nathan's Famous

A yeshiva boy turned expat writer, Nathan Englander biopsies the Orthodox mind-set.

April 5, 1999
High Caliber Justice

For more than 32 years, activist federal judge Jack Weinstein has used his Brooklyn courtroom as a cauldron for landmark cases, from Agent Orange to last month's trial finding manufacturers liable for illegal handgun sales. His justice may be blind, but it's not mute.

April 5, 1999
In Stiles

Julia Stiles has known she would be an actress since she was 8 years old. Now, ten years later, she's the belle of the Bard (not to mention Miramax and Calvin Klein) -- and just about to graduate from high school.

March 29, 1999
The End of the Game

Rising from seedy Manhattan gambling rooms to the best casinos in Vegas, Stuey Ungar, New York's greatest cardplayer, always bet it all.

March 29, 1999
Taking the Heat

Talkative lawyer Marvyn Kornberg is known for winning acquittals of cops in trouble. Now he's facing the Louima and Diallo trials -- and the public outcry against police brutality.

March 29, 1999
Steve Hanson Wants You To Be Happy

He knows you better than your shrink. He pays more attention than your spouse. The obsessed owner of Ruby Foo's and six other hot restaurants is trying to make a science of pleasing people.

March 22, 1999
The Connection Man

The mourners at the funeral of New York Post editorial-page editor Eric Breindel ran the gamut from Bobby Kennedy Jr. to David Dinkins to Rudy Giuliani to Rupert Murdoch to Norman Podhoretz. How did a right-wing ideologue (with a heroin bust on his résumé) become the power elite's favorite journalist?

March 15, 1999
You're Not Famous . . . Until You've Had Your Picture Taken With This Man
March 15, 1999
East of Eden

A grand tour of Southeast Asia's five-star hotels and resorts . . . at a discount? It's a game called "millionairing," and all you need to play is champagne taste -- and the region's fallen currencies.

March 15, 1999
Sex, Lies, and Cyberspace

Broadway's nasty-talk season continues with Patrick Marber's Closer, about two pairs of deceptively honest lovers.

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