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2002 Stories by Geoffrey Gray

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  • Listings

    published December 10, 2002

    Holidays mean family, and family means spending time. But spending time often means killing time, and a royal venue for such matters is... More >>

  • Close-Up on Yorkville

    published November 26, 2002

    To an outsider, Yorkville's pulse could be clocked at geriatric speed, aside from the occasional poodle primped and pepped from a day at Biscuits... More >>

  • Maladies at the Malibu

    published November 26, 2002

    When Debbie first checked into the Malibu Hotel, the linens in her room were marked with bloodstains and cigarette burns. She turned on a faucet... More >>

  • More Maladies at the Malibu

    published November 26, 2002

    A few years ago Michael Ouellette was selling electronics in a Radio Shack on Cape Cod. Now, as one of the last tenants living in the Malibu Hotel... More >>

  • An Interview With Biggie & Tupac Director Nick Broomfield

    published September 24, 2002

    There’ve been a lot of conflicting theories about the motives behind the murders of Tupac Shakur and Christopher Wallace (a/k/a Biggie... More >>

  • Smoke Gets in Your Thighs

    published September 17, 2002

    On a normal Tuesday, Taimie Hannum, a 33-year-old former Playboy model ("Say I'm 29") wakes up just before noon, has her nails and toes trimmed,... More >>

  • Close-Up on Rockaway Park

    published September 3, 2002

    Down past the Sunset Diner, off the powdery dunes of Atlantic sand, there is a quaint parking lot with smashing ocean views. A rusted-out Camaro... More >>

  • The Parallax View

    published September 3, 2002

    Americans cherish nothing more than a good conspiracy thriller—especially when the leader of the free world is fingered as the prime suspect... More >>

  • Focus Queens

    published August 20, 2002

    Gloria Lipschitz* was probing for creativity, and her questions kept getting harder. "Please name five uses for a single brick, other than using... More >>

  • Helter Shelter

    published August 20, 2002

    Jason-Eric Wilson, the homeless teen who swallowed a deadly cocktail of heavy medication earlier this month in a Harlem shelter hotel, was a smart... More >>

  • Next Stop, Nevada!

    published August 13, 2002

    Several tons of weapons-grade plutonium and highly enriched uranium-enough nuclear material to potentially destroy a sizable chunk of the... More >>

  • Staring Debt in the Face

    published August 13, 2002

    The numbers were staggering: $3400 for a sumo-wrestling outfit, $16,000 for a corporate golf membership, $38,000 in cash advances for lap dances.... More >>

  • Ready, Willing & Under Fire

    published July 30, 2002

    George McDonald is on fire. He's boasting, pontificating, scurrying around his Ready, Willing & Able (RWA) homeless facility in Harlem, taking a... More >>

  • War of the Gardeners

    published July 16, 2002

    After a night of heavy sleeping, Aresh Javadi awoke one recent summer morning in the South Bronx and found he had transformed into a giant,... More >>

  • Fighting the Great 8

    published June 25, 2002

    The mission for tomorrow’s G-8 protest outside the offices of the International Monetary Fund, according to its organizers, is simple: Raise... More >>

  • Code of Quiet

    published June 18, 2002

    She didn't want to talk. She hadn't answered the phone in weeks. Picking it up this time was a fluke. "I'm just trying to focus on my work,"... More >>

  • Ari's Faux Pas?

    published May 28, 2002

    If you weren't listening closely to Ari Fleischer this Tuesday, you might have missed the troubling gist of his remark. Facing the Washington... More >>

  • The Carlyle Connection

    published April 30, 2002

    Frank Carlucci never trained much as a salesman. The former CIA spook turned Reagan defense secretary has been working as chairman for the Carlyle... More >>

  • Schumer's Identity Politics

    published April 2, 2002

    Chuck Schumer does his better thinking on his mountain bike. The riding, the air, it clears his mind, he says, and he takes long rides. Over the... More >>

  • Bush's Little Shop of Horrors

    published March 5, 2002

    Pat and Susan Smith keep a getaway car. Actually, it's more like a truck, a four-wheel-drive Suburban ready and waiting in the garage, with the... More >>

  • 'Black Hawk' Damned

    published February 5, 2002

    Opening night for Black Hawk Down in Mogadishu, Somalia, was a bootleg screening at Dualeh Cinema, an open-air, makeshift movie house, two... More >>

  • Nader on Nader

    published January 15, 2002

    After being labeled a "spoiler" by political pundits and Democrats, longtime consumer crusader Ralph Nader wrote his 318-page campaign memoir,... More >>

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