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Robert Kolker

October 9, 2000 | Feature
Pop Quiz: Emerald Rock City

A Wizard of Oz scholar takes on one of music's dumbest mysteries: Does the movie really synchronize with Dark Side of the Moon?

September 25, 2000 | Feature
Harold Levy's Class War

The schools are crumbling, test scores are dismal, the teachers' ranks are depleted, the union wants a raise, and everyone has an opinion. Into the breach marches the cheerful new chancellor, armed with a philosopher's intensity and a lawyer's zeal. But will they be enough in the new blackboard jungle?

September 18, 2000 | Feature
Top Banana

Todd Haimes turned the bankrupt Roundabout into a Broadway powerhouse. So where's his standing ovation?

August 21, 2000 | Feature
Soul Brother No. 911

Howard Safir had a posse -- a group of black leaders he used to insulate himself from blacks.

August 21, 2000 | Profile
Candid Camera:
The Accidental Mug Shot
August 14, 2000 | Feature
The Big Payback

Eric Adams and his team of watchdog cops, 100 Blacks in Law Enforcement, are about to come in from the cold.

August 7, 2000 | Feature
Politics: The Who Sell Out?

An unsigned band lands its big break at . . . the Republican convention.

July 31, 2000 | Feature
Hamptons 2000 / East End Game

It seems impossible to have fun at the beach without bothering others, and some wonder: is it time to stick a (South) Fork in the Hamptons?

July 24, 2000 | Feature
Boiler Boom

Two tenacious U.S. Attorneys and one frisky D.A. race for history's biggest stock-fraud bust.

June 26, 2000 | Feature
Politics: Answered Prayers

When the mayor decided to reach out to Patrick Dorismond's family, he took a call from a Franciscan who'd been on hold for weeks.