Bono wants a major rethink on U.S. foreign policy regarding Africa. The Dubliner and frontman for U2 feels that aid can work but only if the burden of debt is removed, and he took his argument to U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill. When Bob Geldof roused the Western world out of indifference about starvation in Ethiopia, much was made of the fact that he was Irish. The … [Read more...] about Bono’s African Journey
August September 2002 Issue
Although she takes her husband's surname, Ali Hewson has always shied away from publicity generated by marriage to rock star Bono, the frontman of U2, and while he carries on his war against world debt, she concentrates on nuclear fallout closer to home. ℘℘℘ Anna Gabriel is excited. Having changed from her customary jeans and T-shirt into a velvet frock the nine-year-old is … [Read more...] about Postcards From the Edge
On July 11, 2001 we gathered at the Windows on the World on top of the World Trade Center for our annual Wall Street 50 bash. The guests, senior members and a smattering of women excepting, were mostly young men in their 30s. I talked to John Ryan Jr. and kidded him about his mother giving him a hard time over the Hawaiian shirt he wore for his bio pic.
Ryan and his friends, … [Read more...] about The First Word:
Window on the World
Kate Dillon wears many hats. In addition to her work in the world of fashion, she is spokesperson for the Eating Disorders Coalition for Research, Policy and Action and co-founder of Echo, a children's organization committed to teaching social consciousness through art. Dillon is both beautiful and very much in proportion at five feet eleven inches and 175 pounds, yet she has … [Read more...] about Kate Dillon
The gift of the gab, which translates into dialogue in his plays and screenplays, is one part of his Irish heritage that playwright John Patrick Shanley is grateful for. ℘℘℘ "I'll take a funeral over a wedding any day," declares John Patrick Shanley, 49, gleefully. The Bronx-born award-winning playwright, director and screenwriter, whose latest handiwork, Where's My Money? was … [Read more...] about The Gift