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Buzz Fill
In "Nobrow," John Seabrook argues that the classic definitions of highbrow and lowbrow taste have collapsed under the weight of unprecedented media. [05-01-00]
— Jason Gay, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Oral History
Jeffrey Toobin's "A Vast Conspiracy" is easily the sharpest and most entertaining account of the Clinton-Lewinsky sinkhole to date. [02-14-00]
— Jason Gay, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Phantom Menaces
Between the fizzled impeachment hearings and finding out that Puffy can't rap, 1999 was a year of Big Deals that turned out to be Not So Big. [01-03-00]
— Jason Gay, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

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

Cob Web
Michael Lewis's Silicon Valley-based "The New New Thing" delivers some laughs and spoonfuls of insider details, but what's surprising is how... how dull it is. [11-29-99]
— Jason Gay, 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

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

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

Northern Exposure
Methamphetamine has finally hit New England -- in the remote and rural reaches of northern Maine. [07-26-99]
— Jason Gay, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

General Doubts
U.S. drug czar Barry McCaffrey eyes medical pot with the wary suspicion of a highway cop. [05-10-99]
— Jason Gay, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Bubble-Gum Nation
Check out America's latest batch of teens. Another bubble-gum nation is here -- and guess what? The kids are all right. [04-26-99]
— Jason Gay, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Up in Smoke
Okay, so the feds admit that grass can be good for you, but legalization just isn't in the cards. [03-29-99]
— Jason Gay, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Mogul This!
America has always had a certain soft spot for the entrepreneur, but why are today's wealthiest businesspeople enjoying the kind of adoration traditionally reserved for movie stars and sports heroes? [03-01-99]
— Jason Gay, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

The Outsiders
It's easy to be a campus activist -- unless your cause is pro-life. [11-30-98]
— Jason Gay, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Sales Job
At Peter Lowe's Success Seminar, the primary motivation turns out to be jealousy. [11-02-98]
— Jason Gay, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Magic Boxes
Every politician spouts off about more computers in the classroom, but voters in Massachusetts are beginning to see through the hype. [10-12-98]
— Jason Gay, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Licensed To Ill
Bernard Leflowitz's "Our Guys" rehashes suburban jock worship with a tragic tale of high-school rape. [08-10-98]
— Jason Gay, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Teenage Wasteland
In "Cold New World," journalist William Finnegan explores teen angst through real-life examples. [07-27-98]
— Jason Gay, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

P-doped Up
A potent designer heroin that slides under methadone is spreading through New England and changing the street-drug scene for the worse. [04-13-98]
— Jason Gay, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Prime Time Apartheid
The case could be made that in prime-time TV, blacks haven't gained much since "Amos 'n' Andy." [03-02-98]
— Jason Gay, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

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