Simon Dumenco

  1. News Corp.’s Heir CorpsThe ‘News of the World’ phone-hacking scandal has produced another twist in the long-running Rupert Murdoch–succession drama.
  2. D-List UWhile the Learning Annex’s adult-ed courses have historically been about moneymaking schemes and hobbies (“Blogging for Dollars 2.0,” “How to Ta […]
  3. Sex, Lies, SultanatesThe tabloid-ready trial of the year opens in New York State Supreme Court: ‘Casa de Meadows, Inc. v. Zaman.
  4. Impeachment Fever!Thirty-five percent of Republicans would like to see President Obama impeached based solely on “his actions so far.”
  5. A Racial U-Turn“For the first time since the seventies, a majority of Manhattan’s population is non-Hispanic white,” the New York ‘Times’ recently declared.
  6. Later, Larry.With his ratings plummeting, Larry King’s retirement from his CNN show was seen as a jump-before-getting-pushed move. In a prime-time talk atmos […]
  7. Coco and TedLast week, NBC refugee Conan O’Brien announced he’d been granted asylum (for a reported $10 million a year), not by a broadcast network but by c […]
  8. blog-stained wretches
    iJournalism: Why Even Steve Jobs Can’t Keep Secrets AnymoreWe know an awful lot about tomorrow’s big announcement.
  9. tiger catches tail
    Maybe Tiger Woods Knows Exactly What He’s DoingIn fact, he might be a secret PR genius.
  10. chat room
    Guest of Cindy Sherman Co-director Paul H-O on Dating Sherman and Fighting Julian Schnabel“If you push somebody [in the art world], they might start crying.”
  11. Radio RefugeesWNYC’s aspiring Howard Stern show needs a baba booey.
  12. Just How Tragic Is Bonnie Fuller?All she wanted to be was a goddess.
  13. Saved by the Cabal!Paging the president’s shadowy Plunge Protection Team.
  14. Gettin’ Business-yEating and flirting on America’s next top financial-news channel.
  15. Touby PrizeHow a former desperate freelancer became a networking millionaire.
  16. The Latest WordWritely allows you to very quickly and easily create and edit simple documents online, save them, access them anywhere (on a PC or Mac), print t […]
  17. What They Really Think Of UsOur Red-State Guests Say We’re Arrogant, Pushy, And Promiscuous. Rudy, They Love. A New York Magazine Poll
  18. Fashion Photographer Seeks Models/Celebrities for a Little Rough PlaySteven Klein has become the fashion world’s current superstar by understanding how to be transgressive and commercial at the same time.
  19. The BetrayerHe looked like an innocent.
  20. What a Show!After six years of Samantha’s Sex and the City exploits, how could the two-second baring of Janet Jackson’s breast spark su […]
  21. Talk to the HairOn The Apprentice, Trump pulls off a feat to rival his follicles: He seems human.
  22. Falling StarsWhat are they doing to themselves? What have we done to them? Simon Dumenco deconstructs celebrities’ dysfunctional relationship to fame&# […]
  23. Don’t Say Cheese!With cameraphones suddenly everywhere, all sorts of people are taking pictures that never would have been taken before. Do you know where you […]
  24. Royal BlushAn open letter to the Artist Still Known as Prince (Charles).
  25. Trial and TerrorRosie’s real mistake? Trying to pull a Madonna.
  26. Mays DayJefferson Mays couldn’t imagine a role more foreign to him than a 65-year-old East German transvestite—which is why he jumped at it.
  27. Blog Blog BlogThe New York Weblog explosion has created a new wave of chattering-class grandees. So what if they’re sitting at home in their bathrobes?
  28. Punk’d RockerDemi’s boy toy Ashton Kutcher would be facing Ben Affleck’s sorry fate if his hit MTV show, now entering its second season, weren […]
  29. Bang Your BoxCan Time Warner kill TiVo?
  30. Fuzzy LogicCuddly creatures channel harebrained magazine prose. Media types eat ’em up!
  31. Their Bodies, OurselvesWhy we like (no, love) to watch plastic surgery on TV.
  32. Smooth OperatorsFrom the NBA to the WB, straight men are shaving their body hair—even their pits!—at a time when gay men (and Kate Moss) are letti […]
  33. The Un-Star SystemThe 10,000 kids who swarmed the Javits Center last week weren’t just angling for American Idol-dom. They were rallying against the record […]
  34. Robot NudityFile sharing seems like something for nothing. But what you give in return is privacy. Now Big Brother, and his extended family, are always watching.
  35. The Buysexual AgendaQueer Eye for the Straight Guy is a homo-hetero crossover hit, but is it landmark programming or just a swishy infomercial?
  36. Marriage Is a Cabaret!Liza and David’s union may be over, but let’s show their past love some respect.
  37. Butt In!A Dutch gay mag is the toast of New Amsterdam.
  38. Click ThisChances are pretty good you’re already carrying around an old-school version of this camera. The Olympus Stylus line, which has been around for […]
  39. Summer Fun!What is the perfect summer? Blue skies, no ornery seagulls. But who needs perfection? Suit up and get to it.
  40. American IdleThat Blair kid isn’t the only faker in town. With a little creative use of new technology, you no longer need to experience anything fi […]
  41. Spoilsport of VictoryShame on Fox for firing a kitsch-craving looter— they created war kitsch!
  42. Base InstinctsIn its truly weird new ad campaign, starring a post-orgasmic Sharon Stone, AOL suddenly discovers broadband—and cybersex.
  43. Flesh for FantasyCalvin Klein’s ads had plenty to look at. More important, they were something to talk about.
  44. The Kid Stays In The PicturesWhen actor Mark Ruffalo disappeared abruptly two years ago, dodging offers from studio chiefs and A-list directors smitten with his performanc […]
  45. Face the NationAt a time of great national uncertainty, Michael Jackson has provided us with one thing we can all agree on: Whatta freak!
  46. Queen vs. QueenLeona’s lawyers miscalculated by going for the gay-sex ick factor—turns out Helmsley’s own ickiness was harder for the jury to take.
  47. The Art GalleryDon’t be afraid of a little artful hostility.
  48. New York Awards 2002Vibrant, creative, edgy, demanding (only sometimes!), smart, funny. For this year’s awards, we’ve chosen eleven New Yorkers who not […]
  49. I Want My DTV!The city’s in the midst of a technology-driven TV revolution, thanks to the irresistible pleasures of digital cable, video-on-demand, and TiVo […]
  50. Family AffairPhilip Seymour Hoffman has spent a decade creating some of the big screen’s most vividly nuanced misfits. But it took a stunning script b […]
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