Table of contents for the week of January 24, 2002
In "Enwrong," the punditocracy agrees that the Enron flap isn’t a partisan political scandal. Actually, says Dan Kennedy, it’s much worse than that.
The John Geoghan trial may have seemed anticlimactic, but, says Kristen Lombardi, the disgraced clergyman has finally landed behind bars.
Nina Willdorf on Fred Grandinetti, a man resolved to fight till the end for his beloved cartoon character, Popeye.
In our weekly Q&A, Tamara Wieder talks to radio's Satellite Sisters .
In the Phoenix editorial, why Enron is business as usual.
In Don't Quote Me, Dan Kennedy says Bernard Goldberg’s best-selling critique is shoddy, stupid, and beside the point.
In Talking Politics, Seth Gitell wonders if Tom Birmingham can craft a new look in the fashion of Nixon, Dukakis, and Clinton.
In Out There, Kris Frieswick professes a forbidden love for Ron Popeil.
In Urban Buy Suzanne Kammlott finds some big phones.
Plus, this just in:
HEAD CASES: BBA’s reform road map
LETTER FROM NEW YORK: Site fleeing
PARTICIPATORY DEMOCRACY: Join the caucus
SOUTHIE BOYS: Flynn for Wallace
ONE RICH NERD AFTER ANOTHER : Mark Leibovich on the ‘New Imperialists’
APPLES AND ORANGES : Sun rises; Talk falls
THE IMAGE OF DEADPAN SULTRINESS : Peggy Lee: 1920–2002
REEL WORLD : Celluloid action
Letters to the editor
Ted Drozdowski says that although Willie Nelson authored just one tune for The Great Divide, the new album is still surprisingly good;
When it comes to jazz, Sex Mob, EZ Pour Spout, and the Josh Roseman Unit set some new standards, according to Michael Endleman;
Lloyd Schwarts on guitarist David Starobin, the BSO, and Janus 21;
Robin Vaughn gets some Group Therapy with Concrete Blonde;
In Smallmouth, Douglas Wolk on new releases by . . . And the Native Hipsters and Life Without Buildings;
In Cellars by Starlight by Sean Richardson, The Cancer Conspiracy, Quitter, and the ‘audio medium’.
Also, live reviews of Mission of Burma at the Avalon, Baaba Maal at the Somerville Theater, and "Hot Stove, Cool Music" at the Paradise.
And last but not least, Roadtripping.
Also, short reviews of:
Daft Punk : ALIVE 1997
The Shins : OH, INVERTED WORLD
Laszlo Gardony Trio : BEHIND OPEN DOORS
SHARK ATTACK! : MUSIC 3.5 EPS
Paranoise : ISHQ
Alastair Moock : A LIFE I NEVER HAD
Simon Rattle/Kyung Wha Chung/Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra : BEETHOVEN: SYMPHONY No. 5; BRAHMS: VIOLIN CONCERTO
Peter Keough finds the Human Rights Watch International Film Fest to be more timely than ever, and Platform as inescapable as your own memory;
In Film Culture, Gerald Peary previews Richard Kelley’s Donnie Darko, at the Brattle this weekend.
Also, short reviews of:
THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO
THE MOTHMAN PROPHECIES
I AM SAM
PORN STAR:THE LEGEND OF RON JEREMY
Carolyn Clay on the bald ambition in Short-Haired Grace, and the winning math of Proof.
Bill Rodriguez says Marc Wolf’s Another American: Asking & Telling is impressive as much for what it isn’t as for what it is.
Christopher Millis is in the thick of a January thaw on Newbury: Gunnar Norrman at the Pucker, Valerie Claff and David Prifti at NAGA, ‘Crossroads’ at the Chappell
Jon Garelick finds three little books that talk the talk;
In State of the art, Susannah Mandel previews Scott McCloud's visit to Harvard.
Hot Dots -- Saturday (5) Dr. No (movie). What was Dr. No's first name? Julius. In what discipline did he earn his doctorate? Don't know.
Dining Out : Uncle Pete’s Hickory Ribs.
Uncorked : Port report.
On the Cheap : J&J’s.
Noshing & Sipping : Chocolate-dipped orange rind.
Best Music Poll 2001
Fall 2001 Band Guide
The 4th annual Best issue Health & Wellness