Who's Who

A selective index to this month's issue

Volume 295 No. 2 / March 2005

Adams, John, ambition of, 104; vanity of, 104

Allawi, Ayad, Iraqi PM, as ax victim, 60; Martian threats and, 60

Amies, Hardy, fashion designer, as sci-fi costume designer, 103

Anthony, Susan B., as tooth fairy, 118

Aristotle, on property, 33

Bale, Christian, as Batman, 44; as Bond, 44

Basayev, Shamil, Chechen warlord, as small-time bin Laden, 82

Bin Laden, Osama, globetrotting of, 122; namesakes of, 123

Blahnik, Manolo, slashing wit of, 103

Bond, James, secret identity of, 44

Bradford, William, as free-market hero, 33

Buffington, Perry W., parenting expert, cheap psychological tricks of, 115-116

Bugg, William Emmanuel, farmer, as super-diarist, 113

Bush, George H.W., unreadable lips of, 72; passivity of, 74

Bush, George W., mandate of, 34; as gambler, 34; as Wilsonian, 36-40

Castro, Fidel, Graham Greene and, 112

Catherine the Great, as developer, 82

Chalabi, Salem, Iraqi lawyer, family ties of, 57; sincerity of, 57; ironic ouster of, 81; as Yalie, 57

Chow Yun Fat, as potential James Bond, 44

Cisneros, Sandra, as laundry-list item, 101; technoculture and, 101

Clinton, Bill, on DMZ spookiness, 40; anti-immigration measures of, 40; support staff of, 127

Clinton, Hillary, contagious unpopularity of, 44

Conrad, Joseph, as box-office gold, 114

Coolidge, Calvin, as friend to business, 46

Cronkite, Walter, as towering eminence, 15

Cruise, Tom, "diminutive Scientologist," James Bond potential of, 44

Duvalier, Jean-Claude ("Baby Doc"), papal approval of, 112; as Mother Teresa endorsee, 112

Eastwood, Clint, artistry of, 139

Edwards, G. B., novelist, as civil servant, 113; as gypsy, 113; magnum opus of, 113

Einstein, Albert, slacker mom of, 118

Eisenhower, Dwight D., as tooth fairy, 118; as king of the elvish peoples, 118

Ellington, Duke, as Artie Shaw admirer, 139

Everett, Rupert, as Bond candidate, 44

Farrell, Colin, as Alexander, 44; as potential James Bond, 44

Feldstein, Martin, Harvard economist, as Reagan adviser, 97

Forster, E. M., divided loyalties of, 108

Francis Ferdinand, ill-starred archduke, as catalyst, 36

Gable, Clark, as pillar of national creed, 138

Galliano, John, fashion designer, extravagant whimsy of, 103

Gardner, Ava, as Mrs. Artie Shaw, 138; domestic policies of, 138

Gibbon, Edward, on decadent surnames, 128

Goodman, Benny, limited vocabulary of, 138

Grable, Betty, as Artie Shaw jiltee, 138

Greene, Graham, evil twin of, 105; as sexual opportunist, 105; as radical, 105; as reactionary, 105-114; contrived plots of, 106-108; tortured superficiality of, 106-108; as sketchy liturgist, 107; Soviet sympathies of, 108-110, 112; as anti-American, 108, 111-112, 114; as Shakespeare hater, 110; prescience of, 110-111; obtuseness of, 111; as friend to mighty underdogs, 110

Hayworth, Rita, as Artie Shaw lover, 138

Hugo, Victor, as exile, 113

Hussein, Saddam, looming trial of, 54-55, 80-81; as apprentice, 58; as U.S. ally, 64; as plasma harvester, 66; murderous senescence of, 66-79

Jefferson, Thomas, inscrutability of, 104

Juan Carlos, Spanish king, as Duke of Athens, 127; as democrat, 127; Golden Fleece and, 127

Kerry, John, blazing shirttails of, 38

Khan, A. Q., rogue Pakistani scientist, nuclear network of, 15

Khomeini, Ruhollah, "human waves" unleashed by, 62; Islamist hat trick of, 121

Kid Delicious, as pool shark, 130

Kim Jong Il, as poppy farmer, 53; as "Guardian of Our Planet," 127; as "Lodestar of the Twenty-first Century," 127; solar properties of, 127

Kissinger, Henry, on Woodrow Wilson, 40; on university politics, 103

Lagasse, Emeril, as talking head, 42

Lampedusa, Giuseppe di, Sicilian prince, dining habits of, 113; as best seller, 113

Langland, William, pre-Chaucer poet, as one-hit wonder, 113

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