Seth Gitell wonders if Moakley’s retirement, Lynch’s quest for higher office, and a shifting population will bring a new era in Southie politics?
Chris Wright checks out the Elite Model Management search
Sara Houghteling goes to the Metropolitan Opera auditions
In City Hall, Dorie Clark looks at Charles Yancey's plan to increase minority representation on teh Boston City Council.
In Don't Quote Me, Dan Kennedy discerns that when news isn’t happening, the all-news cable channels are yapping. But why do they have to be so dumb?
In the Phoenix editorial, reforming the Commonwealth’s ‘war on drugs.’
In Out There, Kris Frieswick realizes why she’d be a terrible spy
In Urban Buy, Leslie Robarge checks her drawers for vintage belts
Plus, this just in:
Queer cheer: Alliance takes aim
Confession: Ode to cell-phone driving
Media: Gay-media merger called off
City Hall: Moving with ease
Education: The numbers game
Theater: Naked guys and ABBA
War crimes: Pentagon on trial
Talking politics: Max Kennedy's strategy
Media: Lydon to make the freelance connection
Letters to the editor
Editors' Picks -
Hot Tix -
Matt Ashare steps forward with Rancid’s Lars Frederiksen;
Brett Milano looks at the many faces of Scott McCaughey;
Douglas Wolk rediscovers Swell Maps;
Josh Kun listens to the sounds of Silencio; Lloyd Schwartz says Lorraine Hunt Lieberson glows in Bach; Lloyd Schwartz writes about
Boulez at Carnegie Hall, Ozawa and Haitink at the BSO, Zander’s Elgar, Pearlman’s Mozart; Sean Richardson takes off with Reach the Sky and Diecast;
and Nina Willdorf previews Tomfoolery.
Plus, live reviews of OutKast,
A Perfect Circle,
The Blake Babies.
And, as always, Carly Carioli's Roadtripping.
Also, short reviews of:
SESSIONS VOL. 3
Finley Quaye :
Jonatha Brooke :
NO NAME FACE
Carl Craig :
John Stein :
PORTRAITS AND LANDSCAPES
Chris Fujiwara previews the MFA’s 'New Films from China,'
Peter Keough takes a quick look at Jay Rosenblatt’s shorts at the Brattle.
Plus, in Filmculture, Gerald Peary says that race matters at the Brattle and the HFA.
Also, short reviews of:
Get Over It
Enemy at the Gates
Series 7: The Contenders
Iris Fanger talks about Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues
and Carolyn Clay captures One Flea Spare
Randi Hopkins cuts up the rug at MIT.
Mike Miliard remembers Bukowski's face
Camille Dodero faces MTV's Fear
Hot Dots -- Lost City of the Pyramids. They're big, triangular, and spooky, and they're out in the middle of nowhere.
two Alsatian producers at the top of their games
On the Cheap:
Noshing & Sipping:
Alia and Aria olive oil .
Best Music Poll 2000
Fall Band Guide
The 3rd annual Best issue