Despite war, terror and economic anxiety, the late-summer stretch of the Presidential campaign has kept turning to more esoteric questions: Where is the border between Vietnam and Cambodia? Who does the Iraqi soccer team support?
And now: What’s the difference between Madison Square Garden and the inside of Lewis Lapham’s skull?
Mr. Lapham, the Read More
Andrew Stone, Crédit Suisse First Boston’s top real estate financier, has always boasted that he is a Star Trek lender, willing to go where nobody on Wall Street has gone before. But these days, he’s in a particularly unfamiliar place: fighting with his bosses over money.
Last year, Mr. Stone earned an $80 million bonus Read More
Playing for Keeps: Michael Jordan and the World He Made , by David Halberstam. Random House, 426 pages, $24.95.
Now that he’s gone–he says it’s “99.9 percent” certain–we’re ready for the summing up. But we’ve already been at it for years. Larry Bird, early in Michael Jordan’s career, called him a god in human form. Read More
Kurt and Courtney rubbed many reviewers the wrong way, partly because director Nick Broomfield slyly set his documentary up to do exactly that. This slice–no, slash–through the grunge underworld masquerades as a whodunit, poking and prodding through the hypothesis that Courtney Love, before she made herself over as a Hollywood princess, lorded it over the Read More