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The Mayor of Palookaville
Rhode Island fight promoter Alex "Chick" Ciccarone is a champ at picking losers. [10-12-98]
— Tom Scocca, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Coattail Lit
If the literary marketplace were the clear fall sky, books would pass across it much like geese, in flocks. One best seller begets another like it -- and so on. [09-28-98]
— Tom Scocca, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Platinum for the People
The price of luxury has gone up, but selling to the rich is easy -- as long as the pitch doesn't make them feel guilty. [08-24-98]
— Tom Scocca, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

The Mark is the Beast
Trademark mania is abroad in the land. With all this speculating in intellectual property. before long, somebody will own every word you think. [07-20-98]
— Tom Scocca, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

The West's End
An admirably bullheaded and grandiose close to the Border Trilogy turns its back on the notion that the frontier offers any hope of redemption or salvation. [06-15-98]
— Tom Scocca, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Faking It
New Republic writer Stephen Glass got fired for making up his stories. But who is to blame for believing them? [05-26-98]
— Tom Scocca, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

The Gun Men
A gun show in Rhode Island turns out to be the perfect place to get to know the Gun Guy. [05-18-98]
— Tom Scocca, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Heart of Stone
Stop laughing at curling -- these guys are serious. [03-02-98]
— Tom Scocca, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

David Foster Wallace
An interview with David Foster Wallace reveals what he really thinks of editors. [02-23-98]
— Tom Scocca, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Orlando Furioso
Harvard sociologist Orlando Patterson says you're all wrong about race in America. [02-09-98]
— Tom Scocca, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Seduction Line
A Brookline, Massachusetts couple take a factory tour of America and prove that the industrial state still exists. [01-12-98]
— Tom Scocca, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

You, Robot
In MIT's Media Lab, linguist Justine Cassell is trying to do what techies can't -- make computers more human. [12-15-97]
— Tom Scocca, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Abandon Hip
Writings from "The Baffler" explore how the culture biz wants to colonize your imagination. [11-03-97]
— Tom Scocca, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

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