Assessment
Sept. 4 2003 4:10 PMJoan DidionThe journalist who invented impersonal personality.
Aug. 14 2003 6:53 PMMaddenSports' new arbiter of cool.
July 25 2003 3:13 PMThe Dictator's SonOdai, Qusai, and other progeny of evil.
July 7 2003 7:13 PMGrover NorquistThe Republican Party's prophet of permanence.
June 19 2003 5:53 PMGray DavisMr. None of the Above.
June 5 2003 2:23 PMPixarThe geniuses behind Finding Nemo are the next Disney. Uh-oh.
May 8 2003 6:00 PMBob GrahamWho is he kidding?
April 24 2003 4:55 PMHu JintaoDoes he really run China?
April 9 2003 7:16 PMAhmad ChalabiWhy shouldn't a politician be president of Iraq?
March 26 2003 7:22 PMThe TV GeneralsThe military men who are embedded in the anchor's chair.
Feb. 27 2003 12:25 PMThe Next MacArthurWho will run Iraq after the war?
Feb. 12 2003 7:16 PMThe SimpsonsWho turned America's best TV show into a cartoon?
Jan. 29 2003 7:27 PMThe FrenchWhy do they hate us?
Jan. 15 2003 7:31 PMGeorge RyanHow corruption, fraud, and cronyism taught him to hate the death penalty.
Dec. 18 2002 5:17 PMThe Next Majority LeaderHalf the man Trent Lott was.
Aug. 26 2003 5:15 PMCruz BustamanteThe Democrats' backup plan.
Aug. 8 2003 3:37 PMNigeriaIt can handle Liberia, but can it peacekeep itself?
July 17 2003 7:32 PMGeorge TenetHow does he keep his job?
June 26 2003 4:50 PMJohn SteinbeckShould he be afraid of Oprah?
June 11 2003 4:05 PMMahmoud AbbasThe new Palestinian prime minister gave a great speech. Now the real work begins.
May 22 2003 6:09 PMPaul BremerCan he bring peace to Iraq—and the Bush administration?
May 1 2003 5:23 PMThe MatrixIt's Harry Potter with guns.
April 16 2003 7:22 PMBashar AssadThe evil moron who's running Syria.
April 2 2003 7:37 PMAl JazeeraIt's just as fair as CNN.
March 5 2003 6:57 PMKenneth Pollack's The Threatening StormDoes the "invade Iraq" book say what you think it does?
Feb. 20 2003 7:54 PMDead Man WritingHow to keep writing your late father's books.
Feb. 6 2003 4:17 PMAstronautsWhy they shouldn't be heroes.
Jan. 22 2003 6:43 PMGlenn HubbardFirst-rate economist. Tax-cut champion. Presidential yes man.
Jan. 8 2003 7:35 PMWesley ClarkIs there a general in the house?
Dec. 11 2002 12:33 PMPeter JacksonThe splatter flicks lurking within his Lord of the Rings.

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