Andrew Bushell reports from Pakistan: Afghan refugees sold into prostitution; indentured servitude flourishes; scenes from a slave auction.
Patrick Keaney examines Colombia’s ‘dirty war,’ in which right-wing terror squads torture and kill union workers and activists.
Michelle Goldberg says before any gender truce is possible, we need to figure out just why so many women are so angry.
In our weekly Q&A, Tamara Wieder talks to ER star and Boston native Maura Tierney.
In the Phoenix editorial, the House Speaker must stop waging war against the courts.
In Talking Politics, Seth Gitell weighs the chances of three New England-based Presidential hopefuls.
In Out There, David Valdes Greenwood on life in the Google age.
In Hip Check, Nina Willdorf says public-radio paraphernalia is the next big thing.
Plus, this just in:
CAMPAIGN CONTRAST: O’Brien versus Grossman
HOME-COURT ADVANTAGE: Decker considers a House call
IN MEMORIAM : Dave Van Ronk, 1936–2002
CAUCUS INTERRUPTUS : The beef between Walsh and Menino
CRIME : Me and my big mouth
DEPT. OF SELF-CONGRATULATION : It’s in the bag: The Phoenix carries it off again
SPORTING EYE : Odds and ends tallied up in the days since the Patriots shocked ’em all
Letters to the editor
Emo-licious! Piebald get ready to conquer the world, and Sean Richardson tells us how;
Jonathan Perry on the telltale hearts of The Good Life and Azure Ray;
Lloyd Schwartz has some "Constructive criticism" for Ralph Shapey at the NEC and Scott Wheeler at the Boston Conservatory;
Banning Eyre hears Africa calling as Thomas Mapfumo and Kandia Kouyaté come to town;
In Smallmouth, Douglas Wolk on the retro funk of Stones Throw and Soul Fire;
In Frequencies Josh Kun revisits a century of the Berlin Phonogramm-Archiv.
Also, live reviews of Hotel Blanc at the Middle East, Rufus Wainwright and Teddy Thompson at the Avalon, and the Emerson String Quartet at Jordan Hall.
And last but not least, Roadtripping.
Also, short reviews of:
V/A : MTV2 HANDPICKED
Cappadonna : HITS
John Scofield : ÜBERJAM
Dale Watson : BEST OF THE HIGHTONE YEARS
Don Walser : DARE TO DREAM: THE BEST OF DON WALSER
Orchestra Baobob : PIRATE’S CHOICE
Christian Thielemann/Philharmonia Orchestra : SCHUMANN: SYMPHONIES NOS. 1 AND 4
According to Peter Keough, Judi Dench and Jim Broadbent shine, but Iris is at a loss for words;
Mike Miliard brings news from the North: hot fims blow in from Canada.
In State of the art, Carly Carioli previews the Boston Underground Film Festival.
In Film Culture, Gerald Peary finds Outré treats at Queer-O-Rama! and the Boston Underground Film Festival.
Also, short reviews of:
RETURN TO NEVER LAND
THE DON AND BILL SHOW: SLIGHTLY BENT
Carolyn Clay says Stone Cold Dead Serious is flawed but, of course, serious, and life imitates opera in Lisbon Traviata;
Mark Bazer takes us through Jason Biggs' journey from pie to plastics.
Marcia B. Siegel explains the strange attractions in Susan Marshall’s and Stephen Petronio’s postmodern, post-Umbrella dance.
Adam Kirsch says that Jonathan Dee successfully communicates in Palladio;
Robert David Sullivan previews the PBS special that traces Ralph Ellison's struggles in the wake of Invisible Man.
Hot Dots -- Wednesday, 8:00 (25) The Glutton Bowl - The World's Greatest Eating Competition. How great can such a thing be?
Dining Out : Todd English Rustic Kitchen.
Uncorked : A zin-zin situation.
On the Cheap : Pinocchio’s.
Noshing & Sipping : Sancerre blanc.
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