April 15, 2002 Issue
"If I write another book, and another after that, and another book, then everything will be okay."
-- Jonathan Safran Foer, "A Novel Concept"
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How's He Doing?
"A leader not a politician" went Michael Bloomberg's campaign slogan. A hundred days into his administration, his no-nonsense, CEO-style leadership is making memories of Rudy fade. But we're just beginning to see how his signature blend of charm and billions -- applied liberally to establish himself as a player in Washington and London as well as New York -- has primed him for the coming political smackdowns. Michael Tomasky, Meryl Gordon, Robert Kolker, Landon Thomas Jr., Allen Salkin, and John Kampfner report on how he's doing -- and how he's adapted the billionaire lifestyle to his new role as public servant.
Saving The Last Waltz
A Novel Concept
This Media Life
BY RIMA SUQI
Czech-inspired bags, metal pottery, and vintage models of molecules
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