Table of contents for the week of February 21, 2002
Kristen Lombardi reveals the story of Linda McGarry, who says she lost her job in a state-hospital kitchen when a whispering campaign about her sexuality boiled over. Now she wants vindication.
Nina Willdorf asks, can Slow Food move beyond the talk and really make a difference?
In our weekly Q&A, Tamara Wieder talks to Virgin's Richard Branson.
In the Phoenix editorial, the state budget crisis is going to be worse than many think. It’s time for plain speaking.
In Don't Quote Me by Dan Kennedy, a pair of Washington Post stalwarts lend their prestigious voices to the rising lament over corporate journalism.
In Talking Politics, Seth Gitell suggests that the Clean Elections controversy and the tightening budget crunch could spark a constitutional crisis between the state legislature and the court system.
In Out There, Dorie Clark has a few thoughts on the emotional task of changing her driver’s license
Rob Quintiliani says velour is back in Urban Buy
Plus, this just in:
SPORTING EYE: A Canadian brouhaha — not involving Molson and Labatt — resolved
UNKINDEST CUTS: A call to fiscal activism
IN MEMORIAM : Arthur Friedman, 1935–2002
FUNNY GIRL : The real Garofalo
EXPANSIONIST ART : More MFA, more access, more light
ACTIVISM : Camp Copley
OUR SWIFT GOVERNOR : Forked tongue
Letters to the editor
Ted Drozdowski says that Nick Saloman, the man behind Bevis Frond, is crazy as a squirrel on whip-its;
Annie Zaleski previews Gorillaz' sure-to-be-memorable visit to the Avalon;
According to Michael Endleman, Nas' new Stillmatic is a return to the steely hard flow, sweeping poetic observations, and vicious metaphors that defined his rhymes back in 1994;
Ed Hazell takes us on a giddy joy ride with Bobby Previte;
In Slanguistics Jon Caramanica on Nappy Roots' Watermelon, Chicken & Gritz;
In State of the art, Mike Miliard tells the Dictators' Handsome Dick Manitoba that the Yankees still suck.
Also, live reviews of Good life and Azure Ray at the Middle East, Kandia Kouyaté at the Somerville Theater, and the Carlo Actis Dato and the Eric Zinman trio at the Tremont Theatre .
And last but not least, Roadtripping.
Also, short reviews of:
Sugarcult : START STATIC
The Sunshine Fix : AGE OF THE SON
John Mayer : ROOM FOR SQUARES
The Cranes : FUTURE SONGS
Hank Williams III : LOVESICK, BROKE & DRIFTIN’
Precious Bryant : FOOL ME GOOD
Rory Block : I’M EVERY WOMAN
Chris Fujiwara previews "The Films of Tsai Ming-liang," as the MFA celebrates the genius of this Taiwanese filmaker;
In Film Culture by Gerald Peary, ‘Free Trade’ 101, and Life and Debt gets an ‘A.’
Also, short reviews of:
Carolyn Clay on the edgy Tea at Five;
According to Anne Marie Donahue, Todd Hearon puts a poetic gloss on Nathaniel Hawthorne in New Wives.
Marcia B. Siegel on the Boston Ballet's production of Giselle.
Christopher Millis previews Jane Goldman’s watercolors and ‘Landmarks and Icons’ at the Copley Society.
Clif Garboden opens our eyes to "There Is No Eye: Photographs and Stories by John Cohen."
According to Jon Garelick, Richard Ford names ten ways to look at adultery in his new A Multitude of Sins.
Hot Dots -- Saturday, 8:00 (5) You Only Live Twice (movie). And the second time, you may pay attention in English class and name your story You Live Only Twice.
Dining Out : Redline.
On the Cheap : Thirsty Scholar Pub.
Noshing & Sipping : Trader Joe’s waffle bowls.
Best Music Poll 2001
Fall 2001 Band Guide
The 4th annual Best issue