Who's Who

A selective index to this month's issue

Volume 295 No. 1 / Jan.-Feb. 2005

Adams, John, sharp-tongued supporters of, 105

Aga Khan, as exchange student, 140

Alfred the Great, as usage authority, 208

Allawi, Ayad, illegitimacy of, 98

Allison, Graham, on airport-security absurdity, 82; price of nuclear safety as calculated by, 90

Anderson, Laurie, as harbinger of shame, 150-151

Armitage, Richard, burliness of, 80

Auden, W. H., as literary chieftain, 169; as Isherwood lover, 171; productivity of, 175; rectal fissure of, 175

Bachardy, Don, artist, as Isherwood lover, 171; as literal gay icon, 173

Ball, Lucille, as Cy Coleman muse, 210

Barthelme, Donald, as jazz critic, 195

Batman, as snowbird, 129

Baudelaire, Charles, as poster boy for creative derangement, 150

Baudouin, Belgian king, as quiz-show footnote, 51

Bergen, Candice, as final answer, 51

Berlin, Isaiah, as excellent judge of character, 175; as CIA shill, 176-177

Bin Laden, Osama, child-killing fatwa of, 88; high approval rating of, 85

Bloom, Harold, lame novel of, 177

Bochco, Steven, as barrel of laughs, 167

Bowles, Erskine, failed Senate candidate, Clintonian albatross of, 38

Bradley, Bill, as textbook Rhodes scholar, 152

Bush, George H.W., as TV critic, 166; as Simpsons antagonist, 166; overeager thyroid of, 42; intestinal diplomacy of, 42

Byron, Lord, as role model, 153, 175; scorn of, 174

Carson, Johnny, as late-night Cronkite, 166; bifurcated legacy of, 166

Cher, as TV producer, 19

Churchill, Winston, as Ann Landers correspondent, 135

Chuzzlewit, Martin, news diet of, 124

Clinton, Bill, as object of adoration, 37-38; toxic legacy of, 37-38; as campaign kryptonite, 38; allergies of, 42

Coleman, Cy, lyricist, as Broadway's "last good time," 210; on "Reader's Digest opera," 210; as Beethoven fan, 210; as teen nightclub act, 210

Coleman, Ornette, as Captain Beefheart of jazz, 197

Coltrane, John, heirlessness of, 195; Pentecostal influences of, 198

Cosby, Bill, unimpeachable virtue of, 166; as Goliath, 166; as Cornwallis, 166

Cronkite, Walter, ; as bonding agent, 123; as last of his kind, 166; papal infallibility of, 168

Curzon, Lord, matrimonial secrets of, 194

Darin, Bobby, as stylistic chameleon, 179-182; political aspirations of, 179; weak heart of, 179; as Oscar nominee, 179; as woodsman, 179; as protest singer, 180-181; darkly poignant ambition of, 181; as "fucking genius," 181

Davis, Miles, commercial compromises of, 197

Dickinson, Amy, advice columnist, as Benatar avatar, 132; field-hockey career of, 134; as lounge singer, 135; as soothing presence, 137-140; reader feedback and, 136-138; blind dates of, 135, 138; as comics-store cruiser, 137

Dion, Celine, as benchmark of Broadway decline, 210

Dobby, elf, possible demise of, 52

Drudge, Matt, as dependent maverick, 126

Dylan, Bob, as unnecessary ornament, 160; self-reinvention of, 181

Ehrenhalt, Alan, on self-selecting mediocrity in Washington, 105-108

Eisenhower, Dwight, troubled digestive system of, 42

Eliot, T. S., as literary critic, 176-177; as interpersonal critic, 174; semiotic instability of, 146

Faulkner, William, as travel agent, 194

Finn, Huckleberry, benevolent mischief and, 130; as therapist, 154

Foxworthy, Jeff, talismanic surname of, 168

Garfield, James, slow death of, 42

God, as Republican, 120

Hannity, Sean, patriotic smirk of, 163

Hefner, Hugh, grotto of, 211

Hitler, Adolf, as bank manager, 171

Hunter, James Davison, sociologist, as culture-war correspondent, 102-103, 120

Hussein, Saddam, fall of, 94; resurrection of, 95

Isherwood, Christopher, Greco-Roman foreplay of, 170; as Hallmark cad, 170; as chemical compound, 170; as third-person person, 169-170; as yogi, 171; swami of, 171; sexual conquests of, 169-171; as screenwriter, 171; as avuncular totem, 172

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