Issue of 2004-07-12 and 19
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
COMMENT/ BLOWING BUBBLES/ John Cassidy on the dubious longevity of Alan Greenspan.
DEPT. OF RABBLE-ROUSING/ THE CHICAGO PRECEDENT/ Ben McGrath on Pat Buchanan’s convention memories– and plans.
THE FINANCIAL PAGE/ PAYING TO PLAY/ James Surowiecki on the new payola.
IN THE BELTWAY/ THE VICE-PRESIDENT’S DOCTOR/ Jane Mayer on what happened to Dr. Gary Malakoff.
SHOUTS & MURMURS/ Patricia Marx/ Chain Letter
LETTER FROM CAIRO/ David Remnick/ Going Nowhere/ The problem with democracy in Egypt.
FICTION/ Judy Budnitz/ “Miracle”
BOOKS/ David Greenberg/ Fathers and Sons/ George W. Bush and his forebears.
A CRITIC AT LARGE/ John Lahr/ King Cole/ The not so merry soul of Cole Porter.
THE ART WORLD/ Peter Schjeldahl/ All-American/ Childe Hassam at the Met.
THE CURRENT CINEMA/ Anthony “Mmm, what I’d do with four mechanical arms” Lane/ Swing Easy/ “Spider-Man 2” and “The Clearing.”
FROM THE ARCHIVE
PROFILES/ Margaret Case Harriman/ Words and Music/ Cole Porter, soon after he suffered a debilitating horse-riding accident, talks of, among other things tailoring songs for performers like Bert (son of John) Lahr./ Issue of 1940-11-23
PROFILES/ Truman Capote/ The Duke in His Domain/ In Rick Lyman’s NYT obit for Marlon Brando, this piece is called “a patronizing portrait of a somewhat dim prima donna.”/ Issue of 1957 sometime (don’t they know?)