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Jonathan Van Meter

September 24, 2007 | Feature
How Edward Mapplethorpe Got His Name Back

His long, tortured road through art, drugs, and brotherhood.

July 16, 2007 | Feature
Five Great Vega Songs That Aren’t “Luka” or “Tom’s Diner”

"The Queen and the Soldier," "Left of Center," and more.

July 16, 2007 | The Pop Music Review
Lady of the Canyons

After six years, and some very hard times, Suzanne Vega is back with a new album, her valentine to New York.

November 27, 2006 |
Party Boy in a Cage

After ten years in prison, club kid turned murderer Michael Alig is clean (finally), remorseful (possibly),and obsessed with his grand reentry into New York nightlife.

October 10, 2005 | Feature
When Everything Changes

Joan Didion on John, Quintana, her devastating memoir, and her persistent critics.

September 19, 2005 | Feature

Anderson Cooper’s on-air breakdown was an honest expression of his complicated personality—and a breakthrough for the future of television news.

May 9, 2005 | Feature
I Hate Brooklyn

“I can’t believe you still live in Manhattan,’’ said a new Brooklyn cheerleader. Never before had it been suggested that this made me a moron.

December 13, 2004 | Profile
Did Their Father Really Know Best?

The three surprising apprentices of Donald and Ivana Trump.

June 14, 2004 | Intelligencer
Reunited and It Feels ...

Surprisingly good. Thirteen years after they paid $50,000 to get out of doing their show, Kathy and Mo are back onstage together.

October 19, 1998 | Feature
The Bitch is Back

A new baby and a Broadway show may have rounded off her roughest edges, but don't expect Sandra Bernhard to be . . . nice. Okay, Madonna?