It’s been nearly nine years since Peter Neufeld’s name entered the national consciousness along with Marcia Clark, “the White Bronco” and “the house on Rockingham.” By destroying the credibility of the prosecution’s best evidence-the blood trail from Nicole’s body to O.J.’s car-Mr. Neufeld, with longtime partner Barry Scheck, is as responsible as Johnnie Cochran for Read More
Brian Alexander, a former pilot and the lawyer who represents the largest number of air and ground victims of the Sept. 11 attacks, is well acquainted with the kind of accident that leads to smoking jet wreckage. He spends his days contemplating loose wing screws, glitchy software, expanding vapor on hot tarmac, or inattentive, chattering Read More
French feminists took to the streets last week protesting the professional striptease lessons being offered to female shoppers by the new lingerie department at the Galeries Lafayette, Paris’ version of Macy’s. That they cared at all would come as a surprise to anyone who’s spent any time in the French capital in recent years. This Read More
A Mighty Heart: The Brave Life and Death of My Husband Danny Pearl, by Mariane Pearl with Sarah Crichton. Scribner, 320 pages, $25.
If Mariane Pearl, widow of murdered journalist Daniel Pearl, had written a really bad book, it would have been hard to criticize. After what she’s been through-six months pregnant, losing a husband Read More
For weeks now, the concerned e-mails have been rolling in, between the penis-enlargement spams and the low mortgage-rate ads:
“Are you guys okay over there?”
“Just checking in. Worried about you!”
“Is it still okay to send our grandson to school?”
“Must be weird to be there now!”
Americans just can’t Read More
Cad: Confessions of a Toxic Bachelor , by Rick Marin. Hyperion, 284 pages, $23.95.
Everyone knows that Manhattan is filled with women who can status-check in a nanosecond. A flick-of-the-eyes subway scan tells them if the shoes are Prada or knockoff, how much the purse cost, whether the highlights came from Anna Wintour’s latest Read More
We didn’t talk much politics here before Jean-Marie Le Pen’s victory. Afterward, we could tell who voted for him: those who didn’t want to talk. Our local butcher tried to satisfy my curiosity, but he only got as far as explaining that in America, he would vote Republican. Then another customer entered and he went Read More
Several times a week, my son’s nanny gives me the same
advice in her lilting Trinidadian: “Nina, why don’t you go on that show? You
could win a million dollars. I just have a feeling you could win it.” She’s
very superstitious, and when she says she has a feeling, it sometimes makes the
back Read More
They have professions. They have their own money. They are attractive and are at an age that, in men at least, is considered the prime of life. They are put-together, poised, admirable. And then their men take up with younger or more pliant females and we get out the old evolutionary psychology textbooks and say, Read More
Donna Hanover doesn’t have Nancy Reagan eyes, but she kept the wedding ring on. And kept quiet. At least until last week.
On a weekend when the other woman in his life, Hillary Clinton, was busy with First Lady duties and giving him no trouble, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani was skulking around the basement of City Read More