Who's Who

A selective index to this month's issue

Volume 295 no. 5 / June 2005

Abernathy, Ralph, as Beat associate, 126; Kissinger and, 126

Alexandra, nominal affluence of, 35

Annan, Kofi, redemption of, 46

Arledge, Roone, as Geraldo nemesis, 91; restroom reconciliation and, 98

Arnett, Peter, banishment of, 95

al-Asad, Bashar, Syrian president, towering badness of, 42

Bachner, Evan, on naval homoeroticism, 109

Barthes, Roland, as textual urbanist, 82

Bin Laden, Osama, as Geraldo nemesis, 90; as-yet-unbronzed head of, 90

Bismarck, Otto von, restraint of, 50; as lord of the Pacific, 50, 54

Blair, Tony, mass graves and, 70; as post-Thatcherite, 131

Bono, as squeaky wheel, 130

Brokaw, Tom, as Geraldo nemesis, 90, 92, 96

Brown, Pat, California governor, as free spender, 102; as plumber-in-chief, 102; sweetness of, 102; vivacity of, 102

Byron, Lord, mismatched legs of, 115; agonizing influence of, 115-118; egoism of, 116; sexuality of, 118

Caine, Michael, as relative titan, 130; Beverly Hills exile of, 130

Callaghan, James, British PM, as publican, 130; sunniness of, 130-131; wintry obliviousness of, 130-131; as polymathic footnote, 131; as teen bureaucrat, 131; as declinist, 131; as farmer, 131

Capone, Al, as Alcatraz resident, 80; barren vault of, 89, 91

Carson, Johnny, as Geraldo nemesis, 98

Carter, Jimmy, as Geraldo interlocutor, 91; as relative titan, 131; cloudiness of, 131

Casanova, as complex fellow, 118

Castro, Fidel, as gay icon, 76-78; as Geraldo interlocutor, 91

Churchill, Winston, on decline, 103

Clark, Ramsey, as U.S. attorney general, 66; as Saddam legal counsel, 66

Clinton, Bill, midterm comeback of, 40; resonant girth of, 84; defensive drift of, 103-104; terrorism and, 104

Couric, Katie, game face of, 89

Crawford, Joan, fading beauty of, 99; as combat standard, 99

Damon, Johnny, enjoined coif of, 13

Dantès, Edmond, escape of, 80

Davies, Marion, Hearst mistress, as muse of bad taste, 81

Dickens, Charles, as Microsoft consultant, 76

Donahue, Phil, soothing manner of, 91

Downs, Hugh, as Geraldo straight man, 90

Dumas, Roland, former French foreign minister, as Saddam attorney, 66; as publicity hound, 66

Emanuel, Rahm, as rising star, 40

Escher, M. C., as sociologist, 112

Farrell, J. G., novelist, freakish death of, 102; gallows humor of, 102; as absurdist, 102; as Austenean, 102; as proto-post-colonialist, 103

Finster, Howard, moth crucifix and, 109

Fitzgerald, F. Scott, as Tinseltown skeptic, 101; on Bill Clinton, 104

Folkenflik, David, as Geraldo nemesis, 94-95

Follett, Wilson, as language lodestar, 128

Ford, Gerald, realism of, 54

Franken, Al, debatable clownishness of, 118; deadly seriousness of, 118

Frist, Bill, as parliamentary Strangelove, 36

Fuchs, Daniel, as writer's writer, 101; as as substitute teacher, 101; as screenwriter, 101-102; as Oscar winner, 101; tanned children of, 101; hard lyricism of, 101-102

Gingrich, Newt, as kneecapper, 38

Ginsberg, Allen, sudden birth of, 78; as Kissinger adviser, 126; as nudist, 126

Haldeman, H. R., as keeper of secrets, 122

Hartley, L. P., as posterity geographer, 130

Hayworth, Rita, as drag template, 78

Hearst, William Randolph, bombastic kitsch of, 81; as baptist, 81; regurgitative properties of, 81; as second Noah, 82

Hendrix, Jimi, as curator, 75

Hughes, Karen, as Boomerang Mom, 113

Hugo, Victor, as Microsoft consultant, 76; as flaneur, 82

Hussein, Saddam, staged capture of, 65; selflessness of, 65; as victim, 65-67; as latter-day de Gaulle, 67; as gardener, 70; as poet, 70

Joyce, James, as Microsoft consultant, 76

Kennedy, Robert F., as Alcatraz repo man, 79; as wiretapper, 122-124

Kerouac, Jack, as Greyhound mascot, 81

al-Khasawneh, Ziad, Saddam attorney, as conspiracy theorist, 65-67, 70-72; potbelly of, 66; grounding contradictions of, 72; as carnival barker, 72; threat of dismemberment extended toward, 72

Kissinger, Henry, on Bismarck, 50; eavesdropping secretaries of, 119-126; charm of, 119; sensitivity of, 119-126; lunch tabs of, 119-120; as tattletale, 122; as Beat associate, 126; diplomatic nudity and, 126

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