Who's Who

A selective index to this month's issue

Volume 295 no. 4 / May 2005

Abbas, Mahmoud, as Holocaust denier, 29; as democrat, 30

Achilles, as race-car driver, 78

Adair, Red, firefighter, as corporate-bailout artist, 38; as movie star, 38

Adamson, Andrew, director, as Shreksmith, 40; as Aslan interpreter, 40

Algren, Nelson, lowlifes and, 74; namesake street of, 74; as de Beauvoir paramour, 74

Allred, Owen, renegade polygamist, as Vegas operator, 142; Belize and, 142; as money launderer, 142; endless grandchildren of, 142; as "not your father's patriarch," 142

Andretti, Mario, as hallowed name, 78

Anschutz, Philip, billionaire, inscrutability of, 36-40; as film impresario, 36-40; as Presbyterian, 36-40; as art collector, 36; as soccer magnate, 36; as newspaperman, 36; as wildcatter, 38; used Buick of, 38; as idealist, 40; as lobotomy candidate, 40

Antonio, merchant of Venice, Social Security and, 42

Arafat, Yasir, uterine weaponry of, 30

Aslan, maned messiah, as matinee idol, 40

Atwood, Margaret, as Filene's Basement laureate, 119

Aunt Tilly, creeping obsolescence of, 98

Austen, Jane, as baseball innovator, 59

Bardot, Brigitte, as reference point, 82

Barnum, P. T., as mummy fabricator, 62

Barth, John, on literary exhaustion, 115; kindergarteners and, 120

Booth, John Wilkes, eerie bystanding of, 124

Boulding, Kenneth, economist, crustiness of, 98

Brooks, Mel, as Brooklynite, 86

Brown, John, abolitionist, ample sanity of, 121-126; fertility of, 122; as Cromwell fan, 123; as player of hardball, 123-126; Baconian ubiquity of, 124

Buchanan, Pat, synthetic outrage of, 90; as nativist, 90; as un-American, 90

Bunny, Bugs, as half of Hollywood's soul, 127

Burnham, Daniel Hudson, as Windy City Hausmann, 74

Bush, George W., as heeder of invisible bugles, 64; Oedipal complexity of, 64-66; goading laughter of, 66; as frustrated dilettante, 66; as lover of backfiring cars, 66; blessedness of, 66; foreordination of, 128

Bush, Laura, finicky tastes of, 40

Cameron, James, as documentarian, 40; as guerrilla, 130; as shipping magnate, 130

Capone, Al, as jazz connoisseur, 74

Capra, Frank, as flag-waver, 55

Carey, Mariah, banishment of, 111-112

Carlyle, Thomas, as mixed bag, 123

Chambrin, Pierre, White House chef, irredeemable Frenchness of, 40

Charles, Ray, as speechwriter, 76

Clinton, Hillary, as Koch crony, 88; as Terminator villain, 132

Coleman, Norm, senator, as outreach coordinator, 88; yuppie blondness of, 88; lupine smile of, 88

Collier, Bonnie, bra-borne contraband of, 142

Confucius, as man's man, 45

Cromwell, Oliver, as American Revolution ancestor, 123

Daley, Richard, snug tuxedo of, 74

Daschle, Linda, arrhythmic movements of, 84

Daschle, Tom, kisses of, 82; short trousers of, 82; as ghost dancer, 84; as "worst human being in America," 84

De Grey, Aubrey, theoretical geneticist, mousebound immortality and, 92

Dickens, Charles, restraint of, 116

Doubleday, Abner, as father of baseball, 58; as no such thing, 59

Duck, Daffy, as half of Hollywood's soul, 127; chronic thwartedness of, 127

Ebbers, Bernard, as totem of corporate chicanery, 36

Field, Sally, dullness of, 131

Foer, Jonathan Safran, frantic clowning of, 115-120; mating tortoises and, 119

Foyt, A. J., as hallowed name, 78

Gaines, Steven, as pop micro-sociologist, 111-112; as smut peddler, 111; as Stockholm-syndrome sufferer, 112

Gallo, Vincent, bug-flecked windshield of, 117

Garrison, William Lloyd, Paisley pattern of, 121

Gates, Bill, sheltered perch of, 100

Goldberg, Rube, as film exec, 128

Goldstein, Joshua, demographer, on thirtysomething adolescents, 98

Goldwyn, Samuel, quacking of, 127

Gore, Al, Motor City momentum of, 66

Haller, Henry, White House chef, as poacher of landmark egg, 40

Hammurabi, as feminist, 24

Harrison, Jim, novelist, on wolf's humanity to man, 85; as jet-lag enthusiast, 85; swashbuckling face of, 86

Hector, as race-car driver, 78

Hegel, G.W.F., as hooker ventriloquist, 124

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