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murder.com
Last fall, the New Hampshire murder of Amy Boyer triggered a national debate on Internet crime. But was the Web really to blame for her death? [08-14-00]
— Chris Wright, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

My Time In Jail
Prison is claustrophobic, dangerous soul-destroying place -- but what's the food like? [04-24-00]
— Chris Wright, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Shooting War
"Time" war photographer James Nachtwey's "Inferno" hammers home the harsh realities of the carnage that marked '90s. [03-13-00]
— Chris Wright, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Totalled Recall
In person as in her new novel, "The Missing World," Margot Livesey is just as good at defeating expectation as she is at building it. [03-06-00]
— Chris Wright, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Extra Ordinary
Frederick Wiseman's ability to capture the essence of day-to-day life makes him a premiere filmmaker, but he still resists being labed an historian or a dramatist. [01-31-00]
— Chris Wright, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Grow Jobs
With Americans becoming accustomed to high-profile peckers -- thanks to the Starr Report and Bob Dole's Viagra spots -- the taboo surrounding penis enlargement is shrinking. [01-24-00]
— Chris Wright, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Robot Wars
It's almost the 21st century, so where are all the robot servants that we were supposed to have by now? [12-28-99]
— Chris Wright, 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

Show and Tell
Ian Glitter's coffee-table book, "Porn Star," tries to bring hard-core out from under the mattress and into the nation's living rooms. [11-22-99]
— Chris Wright, 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

Rebel Without Applause
To hear Norman Mailer tell it, the world has already gone to hell. [09-07-99]
— Chris Wright, 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

Fear of Flying
New England's one high-tech roller coaster is nasty, brutish, and short. But you wouldn't exactly call it scary. [07-05-99]
— Chris Wright, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Game Boys
The world's best Donkey Kong and Pac Man players don't get much competition these days. So earlier this month, they got together in New Hampshire to relive their glory days. [05-24-99]
— Chris Wright, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

The Curse of O'Nan
In his new novel, "A Prayer for the Dying," Stewart O'Nan explores the landscape of affliction. [05-10-99]
— Chris Wright, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Modish Operandi
Bret Easton Ellis's "Glamorama" is as meticulously detailed satire of the New York glamour circuit. [03-01-99]
— Chris Wright, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Little Bites
Martin Amis's long-awaited "Heavy Water and Other Stories" leaves us hungry for more. [02-08-99]
— Chris Wright, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

1998 Fiction In Review
In 1998, fiction shelves were blessed with great reads from Martin Amis, Beryl Bainbridge, T.C. Boyle, and a few lesser-known tale spinners. [12-27-98]
— Nicholas Nesson and Chris Wright, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Feliz Nihil
What do you give people who embrace the holiday spirit the way Ronald McDonald embraces vegetarianism? This year, you give fiction. [12-07-98]
— Chris Wright, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Ann Beattie Opens Up
Ann Beattie's "Park City" short-story retrospective proves that the ordinary can be full of surprises. [08-24-98]
— Chris Wright, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

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