THE RISE OF THE TEEN GURU
Tech-savvy teens are not only founding their own companies, they're subverting the American family, turning parents into a sort of vestigial hardware.
By Austin Bunn
THE ROYAL SPIN
Prince Charles and Queen Elizabeth feud in the historic tradition of British monarchs and their heirs, with competing courtiers and, in the modern age, cunning press leaks.
By Sarah Lyall
One media insider would gain unparalleled access to a Gore White House: New Republic editor in chief Martin Peretz, Gore's friend of 35 years. Can Peretz keep TNR neutral?
By Robert Schmidt
TO THE U.S.S.R
The Kremlin insists that President Vladimir Putin supports its constitution's
free-speech guarantees. But the editor of The Moscow Times
says thuggish attacks on the press are common.
By Matt Bivens
A dispatch from Chechnya -- and the war the domestic and foreign press
can't let you fully see.
By Owen Matthews
HAIL TO THE CHIEF
William Randolph Hearst was America's first media mogul -- whose guts
and temperament would have thrived in the new economy.
By Richard Schickel
PLUS: An excerpt from the biography The Chief: The Life of
WIlliam Randolph Hearst, by David Nasaw
Fired as editor of Vogue, Grace Mirabella founded her own magazine, Mirabella, in 1989. Ever since it folded, in April, she's been coming to terms with what went wrong.
By Grace Mirabella
The lesson of the Time Warner-Disney fight is simple: Those who monopolize systems for distributing content shouldn't own content as well.
By Steven Brill
THE BIG BLUR
When journalism is used to promote lame entertainments such as NBC's The 70's, no amount of smiley faces should make us feel good.
By Eric Effron
THE WRY SIDE
A writer's scariest deadline is the one that doesn't exist.
By Calvin Trillin
Did the press's cringe-inducing Elián coverage reveal its true position on the morality of communism?
The Internet's biggest ad agency follows you as you surf the web, collecting electronic fingerprints wherever you stop -- including medical sites and the cyber red-light district.
By Mark Boal
REPORT FROM THE OMBUDSMAN
Does an e-commerce venture taint this magazine's editorial integrity?
By Bill Kovach
Are Jews Lost in America?
James Atlas on the identity politics of American Jews.
PLUS: The death of community, media images of gays and lesbians, our consumer society, and Faith Popcorn's newest reviewed.
Drowning in a Sea of Oxygen
It's almost impossible to find a cable system carrying the female-centric Oxygen network. Our (male) reporter succeeded, and watched -- and watched.
By Jesse Oxfeld
grabs the Marketplace
Minnesota Public Radio is giving the sleepy world of not-for-profit
broadcasting a jolt of capitalism.
By Elizabeth Angell
Untying the Knot
With the divorce rate near 50 percent, here's where to turn in case
things don't work out.
By Jesse Oxfeld
Getting in the Last Word
Meet the man who dares to Americanize the Oxford English Dictionary.
By Chipp Winston
Art and Commerce
In the rarefied world of fashion photography, there's a fine line between homage and theft.
By Luke Barr
For Those Who Like to Watch
The proliferating Web-cam demystifies the other end of the line.
By John R. Quain
Up Close and Virtual
Exclusive: In "her" first American magazine interview, cyberanchor Ananova holds forth on hairstyles, Sam Donaldson, and her other 3-D competition.
By Chipp Winston
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