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Uncovering the sins of Joe McGinniss

Don't quote me: Vision quest
Joe McGinniss's 1983 bestseller Fatal Vision offered up Jeffrey MacDonald as a modern exemplar of evil: a narcissistic, remorseless monster who beat to death his wife and five-year-old daughter in a diet-pill-fueled frenzy, then coolly killed the only witness, his two-year-old daughter.
By: DAN KENNEDY  |  October 09, 2012


Review: It's no joke: Grant Wood is truly a great artist

America's best-kept secret?
Even if the name isn't instantly familiar, the painting will be. You've seen it on billboards, on magazine covers from Mad to Time , in Charles Addams cartoons, on Johnny Carson and Saturday Night Live.
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  January 07, 2011


The Devil Behind ''The Devil in Miss Jones''

Unearthed: Bill O'Reilly's first article for the Boston Phoenix
This article originally ran in the April 30, 1974 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
By: BILL O'REILLY  |  August 26, 2010


Eli Wallach talks on acting and actors

From the archives: Bill O'Reilly interviews Eli Wallach
From the archives: Bill O'Reilly interviews Eli Wallach
By: BILL O'REILLY  |  August 25, 2010

Getting Better

Measuring growth in approach, not in pounds
"Do you ever really get over something like anorexia?"
By: CAROLINE KNAPP  |  August 06, 2010

Double double's toils and troubles

Twins on Twins
She got married last month, at the house we grew up in together.
By: CAROLINE KNAPP  |  August 06, 2010

Confessions of a pâté girl

Ah, growing up in Cambridge
A New Yorker subscription to go along with your birth certificate. A special set of bumper stickers for your first red wagon: BORN TO BE IN THERAPY and I BRAKE FOR LIBERALS. And a procession of strange contradictions.
By: CAROLINE KNAPP  |  August 08, 2010


Dicking around

Notes on war clubs, meat poles, and male sexuality
So what is it with men and their dicks? I really want to know.
By: CAROLINE KNAPP  |  August 08, 2010

Food as enemy

The anatomy of an eating disorder
From the summer of 1982 to the winter of 1985, I ate the same thing every day: a plain sesame bagel for breakfast, a Dannon coffee-flavored yogurt for lunch. an apple and a one-inch cube of cheddar cheese for dinner. Nothing more.
By: CAROLINE KNAPP  |  August 08, 2010

Money camp for kids

How Now, Mr. Dow?
The scene: Monday morning, 9 a.m. sharp, eight boys and two girls gathered around a conference table.
By: CAROLINE KNAPP  |  August 06, 2010

Notes on Fathers: What Illness Can Teach Us About Family Connections

Out There
My father stared out across the room, a pained expression on his face.
By: CAROLINE KNAPP  |  August 06, 2010


Fishing with the Kennedys

Casting a rod at the compound?
The key that unlocks private beaches may be found in any sporting-goods store. According to the Colonial Ordinance of 1641-1647, private beaches in Massachusetts are open to the public for fishing, fowling, and navigation.
By: JACK BURLINGAME  |  July 26, 2010


Furthermore … Soggy Chinese Leftovers and other truths about life as a vegetarian

Consumer Reports tackles the veggie lifestyle
Last month my life was wedged between a relentless exegesis on suntanning and a compulsively complete investigation of built-in dishwashers.
By: ANDE ZELLMAN  |  July 22, 2010


Unsafe Passage: The dangers of getting to and from the job

Equal Writes
One evening in February, Sara left her State Street office building shortly after six o'clock to walk to her car. As she put the key in the lock of the car door, a man grabbed her from behind and hissed in her ear, "Get in the car."
By: SUSAN STOBAUGH  |  July 13, 2010


Loving Barry: What, exactly, makes Barry White so sexy?

“You realize it’s a fat 50-year-old you’re wrecking your life for ...”
Barry White always made me crazy. I'd hear him on the radio and I'd just melt. When he said breathe, I'd say how deep.
By: ELIZABETH WEIL  |  July 03, 2010


Harper's Magazine, 1850-1980

The legacy of Willie Morris and Lewis H. Lapham
It seems but a moment ago that the sound of Dylan and Baez, the Beatles and the Stones reverberated through a world bent on catastrophe. Has it been almost 20 years?
By: MARCO TRBOVICH  |  June 26, 2010


Temptation: Some Like It Hot

A Martha's Vineyard lust odyssey
Cole Porter and I disagree about love. He's always too darn hot. Me? I'm like a lizard: the weather heats me up.
By: ELIZABETH WEIL  |  June 18, 2010

Sunglasses: Rating the Shades

The brands Boston shops are pushing this summer
Summer used to be simple: fun in the sun.
By: LAMAR B. GRAHAM  |  June 14, 2010


Today’s Chevy

Fletch is a midsize star vehicle
Already this summer we’ve seen Richard Pryor and Sylvester Stallone turn up in tailor-made celluloid, and now here’s Chevy Chase in a fashionable conveyance of his own.
By: HENRY SHEEHAN  |  June 04, 2010


Boston After Dark: Glory, Old

Posters of protest at Massachusetts College of Art
Since the national student strike began, the Massachusetts College of Art, on Brookline Avenue in Boston, has undergone a remarkable change.
By: THEODORE GROSS  |  June 03, 2010


Freedom Watch: Speak no evil

Why are African-American leaders silent about slavery in Sudan?
It wasn’t the first time members of the Congressional Black Caucus had heard – and done nothing about – Sudan’s dirty secret. Even before a recent House international-relations subcommittee hearing on human-rights violations in Sudan, they knew that kidnapping and slavery had become a barbarous byproduct of Sudan’s bloody holy war.
By: TIM SANDLER  |  May 20, 2010

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