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1999 Stories by Austin Bunn

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  • The Venting Vault

    published December 7, 1999

    Looking for a job in new media? Pick your poison: inexperienced management, offices like Sarajevo on a rough day, rodents. Since its launch this... More >>

  • Money Porn

    published November 23, 1999

    There's a moment at the end of Fox's game show 'Greed,' right when the contestant daniel aces the final question. He punches his hands up and... More >>

  • Death of a Child Prodigy

    published October 26, 1999

    They gathered, on the eve of the last day of September, just hours before the big sleep. Someone surfed the system and took screen shots. Another... More >>

  • Video Games Are Good for You

    published September 14, 1999

    Not the way echinacea is good for you, or the way the Soloflex is good for you, but good like gardening or travel. Video games are nutritious for... More >>

  • Killer Instincts

    published September 14, 1999

    Good games are as much about atmosphere as adventure. The spooky video game Shadow Man, from Acclaim Studios Teeside (released on PlayStation,... More >>

  • The Critical Masses

    published April 20, 1999

    "My name is Rachel Brown and I am one of the characters in the book," begins the review posted by "I felt that this... More >>

  • Art of Noise

    published April 6, 1999

    A dancer lifts her leg and an electronic symphony pours out. At a certain point, the floor sings with every footstep. Later, the audience wanders... More >>

  • The Alienist

    published April 6, 1999

    Budd Hopkins keeps a scrapbook of scars— close-up photographs of lashes, wales, and scabs that people can't explain. He flips through the... More >>

  • Code Free

    published March 16, 1999

    Miguel de Icaza doesn't seem like a saboteur, but he spent the last 16 months building a bomb. From his desk at the Universidad Nacional... More >>

  • Dirty Dish

    published March 2, 1999

    Walter Winchell had his Broadway. Luke Ford has The World's Biggest Anal Gang Bang. From a boxy, bedless apartment, the 32-year-old Ford... More >>

  • Playing Telephone

    published February 23, 1999

    Scanner knows what to listen for. Around 30 MHz, you get baby-monitor intercoms. At 36 MHz, the headset of the McDonald's drive-through attendant.... More >>

  • Adventures in Hi-Fi

    published February 2, 1999

    Bordello Radio. ScreamRadio, playing "Phat Polka Bleats." And this, a personal favorite: "The Sound of Loyola Dormitory, Boston College." On any... More >>

  • Screen Grab

    published January 19, 1999

    When we talk about movies, we must also talk about moviegoing, which means we really should talk about chairs. There are 110 of them at Ocularis,... More >>

  • No-Collar Workers

    published January 12, 1999

    You know them by their e-mail. It comes from places like or— free accounts that they can check from anywhere— or... More >>

  • Blind Alley

    published January 5, 1999

    Which dapper CEO of a new-media design shop called one of his female producers a "pussy" to her face in public? Which sexed-up Web editor, now... More >>

  • Losing the Body

    published January 5, 1999

    A photo: Bill T. Jones, the vanguard modern dancer-choreographer, buck naked in a drab, cement room. Twenty-four white Ping-Pong balls are taped... More >>

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