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Seattle Was A Riot
The WTO protests in Seattle hit America like a sucker punch, but Seattle should have seen it coming. [12-13-99]
— Jason Gay, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Hype N the Hood
Part of the job for a street team that promotes hip-hop albums is covering a city with posters; the other part is not getting caught. [12-13-99]
— Michelle Chihara, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Hollywood Square
Bottom-rung Hollywood production assistants in Hollywood rub elbows with the stars -- and fetch the director's lip balm. [12-07-99]
— Dan Tobin, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Tour of Babble
Twenty years after Esperanto was declared the language of the future, a journalist finds himself in Vermont with thirty other Esperanto enthusiasts. [11-29-99]
— Andrew Weiner, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Finishing School
At the Lethal Force Institute in New Hampshire, the philosophy goes-- the more prepared you are to kill an assailant, the less likely you are to have to. [11-29-99]
— Chris Wright, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Rebel Geek
Even though the Microsoft anti-trust case is "real news", it's also a celebrity story reflecting the media and public's fascination with the stock market and mogul worship. [11-22-99]
— Dan Kennedy, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Get Smart
A human guinea pig finds out if brain respiration, ginkgo biloba, ritalin, and yep, marijuana, will make him any smarter. [11-15-99]
— Chris Wright, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

The Outrider
Pulitzer prize winning author Garry Wills talks about his new book, "A Necessary Evil: A History of American Distrust of Government," Richard Nixon, Bill Clinton, and his colleagues who don't like him. [11-08-99]
— Seth Gitell, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Republicanism and Its Discontents
GOP congressmen are weak; Pat Buchanan has fled. The Republicans are taking a nose-dive and headed for a Millennial crack-up. [11-01-99]
— Seth Gitell, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Pushing Ink
In Massachusetts, tattoo parlors are illegal, but the Bay State tattoo underground is in full swing -- just below the surface. [10-18-99]
— Camille Dodero, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Trade Winds
November's World Trade Organization summit in Seattle is shaping up to be the mother of all political demonstrations. [10-11-99]
— Jason Gay, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

To Russia, With Love
Adopting a child from Russia takes planning. Ideally you should start the process several years before your child is born. [09-27-99]
— Linda Goodspeed, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Waiting for the Flames
Six years after the fire at Waco, David Koresh's followers are actively recruiting new converts, and Congress is asking whether the FBI set the fire, but that's not the most important question. [09-20-99]
— David Valdes Greenwood, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

The Bare Witch Project
The invitation came from someone you wouldn't expect to plan a nude witch wedding. [09-20-99]
— Audrey Schulman, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Bubba Charms Goober
When the Clintons hauled ass into backward-thinking Skaneateles, New York, everybody expected a culture clash, but after Hope, Arkansas, nothing scares Bill and Hillary. [09-13-99]
— Barry Crimmins, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Hangin' Tough
After years on the pop-music scrap pile, two of Boston's New Kids on the Block are making comebacks. And so are their much-maligned fans. [09-07-99]
— Jason Gay, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Dreams on Consignment
A Massachusetts inventor hawked her revolutionary headband on the QVC shopping network, she didn't get rich -- but she got hooked. [08-23-99]
— Lisa Birk, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Home Free
When the Future Homemakers of America descended on Boston for their annual convention, they knew exactly what they wanted: better resumes, a new name for their group, and a lock of Conrad Lucas's hair. [08-16-99]
— Alicia Potter, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Do Not Go Gentle
The idea was to drive around Boston's worst intersections with a road-rage guru and wait for him to snap. But in Boston traffic, nothing ever goes as planned. [08-16-99]
— Chris Wright, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Why People Kill
Pulitzer Prize–winning author Richard Rhodes thinks he can explain the killing sprees in Littleton and Atlanta. [08-09-99]
— Jason Gay, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

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