Ready for suspense and nostalgia?

by Cynthia Grenier -- January is the month when the days are still too short and the nights too long. More often than not you look for a book to nod off more…

Declaring life

by Alan Keyes -- The first week of the Bush administration contained two quite promising acts. First, President Bush's inaugural address came close to being an affirmation of the Declaration of Independence more…

Cool look at drug trade

by Richard Grenier -- You have never seen a narcotics thriller like this. "Traffic" is an overview of the contemporary drug scene, using a vast canvas and a spectacularly talented cast. Director more…

10 degrees of dumb

by Stuart Goldman -- I came up with the title for this column the other morning while standing in line at the DMV. To be completely honest with you, when the phrase more…

On and off the rack

by Bill Steigerwald -- Life in the magazine world is, to steal a Hobbesian phrase, famous for being nasty, brutal and usually short. Earlier this month, George, 5, succumbed to cold-hearted market more…

Shots in the dark?

by Medicine Men -- Should all children, even those with fragile and undeveloped immune systems, be subjected to multiple vaccine cocktails required in most states? According to the government and pharmaceutical companies more…

Days of whine and poses

by Ralph Reiland -- Dear Inaugural Diary: Thursday Double fireworks! At the Lincoln Memorial, Washington's biggest-ever $400,000 fireworks extravaganza, four times larger than last summer's Fourth of July, and, earlier, a burst more…

Gore's new gig

by Jon Dougherty -- In case you didn't catch it, former Vice President Al Gore has landed his first private-sector job in years. He's going to be teaching journalism classes at Columbia more…

Clinton's unpardonable final act

by John N. Doggett -- One of Bill Clinton's most reprehensible acts occurred just hours before he vacated the White House. Under the cover of darkness, Bill cut a deal with a special more…

Sunday's Super-criminal Bowl

by Debbie Schlussel -- Last year's Super Bowl featured 13 convicted criminals, most of whom committed very serious crimes. And while the criminal count for Sunday's Super Bowl in Tampa has yet more…