MURPHY, Cullen. American, b. 1952. Genres: Essays. Career: Wilson Quarterly, Washington, DC, senior editor, 1977-84; Atlantic Monthly, Boston, MA, managing editor, 1984-. Publications: (with William Rathje) Rubbish!: The Archaeology of Garbage, Harper, 1992; Just Curious, Houghton Mifflin, 1995. Address: Atlantic Monthly, 77 N. Washington St., Boston, MA 02114, U.S.A.