Table of contents for the week of January 31, 2002
Andrew Bushell takes a look at today' Afghanistan and wonders, can interim leader Karzai fashion a nation out of feudal chaos?
Michael Bronski weighs the ramifications of gay-and-lesbian cable channels; could gay TV mean the death of queer culture?
Barry Crimmins examines FOX TV's, and America's, excesses in Superbowl programming.
David Valdes Greenwood goes searching for fireplace dining.
In our weekly Q&A, Tamara Wieder talks to medium James Van Praagh, who makes his living talking to the dearly departed.
In the Phoenix editorial, Cardinal Law’s shame.
In Don't Quote Me, the punditocracy agrees that the Enron flap isn’t a partisan political scandal. Actually, says Dan Kennedy, it’s much worse than that.
In Talking Politics, Seth Gitell dares to dream of Mitt Romney as a Republican gubernatorial candidate.
In Out There, Charyn Pfeuffer on living with (or without) your partner’s parents
In Hip Check, Nina Willdorf stays home and nests.
Plus, this just in:
TALKING POLITICS: State of the Union: Split dynamic
LAW AND THE LAW: More child protection
KINGS OF SPORT : Kraft’s in, Harrington’s out
ILL HUMOR: The first news-box-ban victim?
THE ELUSIVE MEDIA : Bust not busted
PUNCH LINES : Hardy-har-herr
Letters to the editor
Sean Richardson figures Creed are gonna stick around;
Damon Smith traces the musical adventures of Vincent Gallo;
Lloyd Schwarts on the Sense and sensibility of Christoph von Dohnányi and the Cleveland Orchestra; Jun Märkl at the BSO;
Josh Kun examines the marketing of Shakira;
In Smallmouth, Douglas Wolk hangs on with H-D-H and the soul trio Honey Cone;
In Cellars by Starlight, Brett Milano talks motherhood and music with Lori McKenna, Mary Lou Lord, and Ramona Silver.
Also, live reviews of Elton John at the Fleetcenter, Alicia Keyes at the Orpheum, and Dave Douglas at the ICA.
And last but not least, Roadtripping.
Also, short reviews of:
Liars Academy : NO NEWS IS GOOD NEWS
Teenage Fanclub : HOWDY!
Cracker : FOREVER
Matthew Shipp : NU BOP
Kaufman/Gertz/Bergonzi : THE LINE BETWEEN
Issa Bagayogo : TIMBUKTU
Chris Fujiwara says Fritz Lang's films are among the most rigorous, honest, and intelligent ever made;
Jeffery Gantz on the Danish valentine that is Italian for Beginners
In Film Culture, Gerald Peary previews the MFA’s African-American Film Festival.
Also, short reviews of:
KUNG POW: ENTER THE FIST
A WALK TO REMEMBER
Carolyn Clay says the Pulitzer-winning Proof proves itself, and she takes a look at Next Stages' Over it.
In State of the art, Ted Drozdowski previews Hotel Blanc.
Randi Hopkins takes a look at "Chic Clicks: Creativity and Commerce in Contemporary Fashion Photography" at the ICA.
Good things comes in little books for Julia Hanna; this time it's Susan Minot’s Rapture;
Hot Dots -- Sunday 6:00 (25) Football. The ever-amazing Pats versus the St. Louis Rams in Super Bowl XXXVI, live from New Orleans, where the Pats got waxed in Super Bowl XXXI.
Dining Out : Happy Allston Village Café.
Uncorked : The reign of Spain.
On the Cheap : Mama Gaia’s Café.
Noshing & Sipping : Mt. Vikos Glazed & Roasted Royal Figs.
Best Music Poll 2001
Fall 2001 Band Guide
The 4th annual Best issue