The Rising Star from Queens

"If I weren 't capable, I wouldn 't be talked about"

The traffic was maddening on the Long Island side of New York City's Queensboro Bridge, with motorists darting heedlessly into a crowded intersection. The ensuing gridlock trapped a long gray sedan with VIP license plates. A frosted blond head poked out of the backseat window. "You are a stupid man!" she shouted at a driver who had cut her off. "You are a stupid man!" Then she got out of the car and rushed into the middle of the snarled intersection. Ignoring honks, raised...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!