I met Edward Jay Epstein in 1965, a lifetime ago. He was researching a book about the Kennedy assassination. I wondered why. Wasn't JFK killed by Lee ...
Repeat after me, a woman who charges you for sex is not doing it because you're such an enjoyable fat guy (or fit guy, for that matter).
Our concept of what is criminal is relative and fluid at best.
Some hedge fund managers feel they are above appearances, if not the law. Some investors believe prostitution isn't a big deal, too. But there's a large cohort of investors that won't go near a hedge fund manager with a reputation for using prostitutes.
In his new book, DSK, John Solomon relies on a technique of channeling himself inside the head of people he has never met and rendering thoughts they have not stated. He also invents a conspiracy theory for me concerning Dominique Strauss-Kahn's missing BlackBerry.
Even if all the mysteries of the presidential suite have not been solved, it is now abundantly clear that if the district attorney's office had gathered more evidence before they arrested and imprisoned DSK, the outcome of the French election might well have ad a different victor.
Whether with baseball and steroids, basketball and greed, or football and "pay-to-injure," the stakes and competition of sports have outpaced classiness, noble intentions and decorum.
Sometimes we were ripping from the headlines, but just as often it felt like the headlines were ripping from us. Either way, we were trying to explore issues that were increasingly in the zeitgeist.
A President of France who has never been a cabinet minister? Until recently, the thought would have been absurd. But the Dominique Strauss-Kahn scandal has thrown France into turmoil. François Hollande, the mild-mannered regional governor, is leading the polls.
France's presidential elections are only two weeks away. President Sarkozy, who was trailing Socialist challenger Francois Hollande just weeks ago, is now neck-and-neck with his leading rival. One suspects Sarkozy has either made a pact with the devil or should head straight to Monaco's casino.
Each one of these men has suffered severe damage to their lives and reputations without ever having been found guilty of anything. Shouldn't the punishment follow a finding of guilt -- rather than precede it?
There was apparently a lot going in the French-owned Sofitel Hotel just before and after Strauss-Kahn was arrested.
With shades of Clarence Thomas, we now have a presidential candidate not only groping for words, but also being accused of groping his colleagues.
As the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank gathered in Washington for their annual Spring Meetings, there was more talk about how much th...
Life's Like That One of the many interesting positions that life can twist you into is that of being wrong and right on the same subject. Such has b...
What's the connection? The "common cord?" What on earth could possibly connect these two other than hair color?. Certainly not religion. Equally not ...