Table of contents for the week of March 7, 2002
Dan Kennedy recalls that ten years ago, Cardinal Law called down the wrath of God on the media. Now the media are giving the Cardinal hell.
G. Pascal Zachary, a member of the Wall Street Journal staff for 12 years, asks what did the Journal know about Daniel Pearl, and when did it know it?
David Valdes Greenwood on the Style Diggers who keep antique shops, vintage clothiers, and used-record stores in business.
In our weekly Q&A, Tamara Wieder talks to Massachusetts Horticultural Society president John Peterson.
In the Phoenix editorial, a significant voice suggests Cardinal Law take leave; state budget woes; and mugging the First Amendment.
In Talking Politics, Seth Gitell handicaps the governor's race.
In Out There, Ron Fletcher contemplates the lure of the couple.
Suzanne Karmlott suggests some tasteful flasks for St. Patrick's Day in Urban Buy.
Plus, this just in:
CHITS CHAT: Clinton for Kerry
ENIGMATOLOGICALLY CRUCIVERBALISTIC: Word perfect
BEAUTIFUL MINDS: Commissioned at last
NEWS-BOX UPDATE: Freedom of aesthetics
XXXVI NFL DVD: Insistent replay
BASIC TRANSPORTATION: Fung Wah: Try your luck
SPORTING EYE: Somebody tell John Henry that Fenway Park cannot be saved
Letters to the editor
Sean Richardson says that Alanis' Under Rug Swept is singer/songwriter mush disguised as state-of-the-art pop, and he talks to Brett Gurewitz about Bad Religion's return to their old label;
Chris Fujiwara on Sonny Stitt's Roost sessions, which feature some of his most unperfunctory and downright brilliant playing;
Lloyd Schwartz says the Gosford Park soundtrack resurrects Novello;
In Poprocks, Matt Ashare reflects on U2's year as Bono dominates another Grammys;
In Slanguistics by Jon Caramanica, Suge Knight is back with Tha Row;
In State of the art, Jon Garelick previews the efforts of two Boston opera companies.
Also, live reviews of CSN&Y at the Fleetcenter, The Sadies at TT's, and Wayne Shorter at the Berklee Performance Center.
And last but not least, Roadtripping.
Also, short reviews of:
Remy Zero : The Golden Hum
Fieldy’s Dreams : ROCK N ROLL GANGSTER
Soundtrack : SIX FEET UNDER
Chuck E. Weiss : OLD SOULS AND WOLF TICKETS
William Topley : FEASTING WITH PANTHERS
Boards of Canada : GEOGADDI
Hilary Hahn/Neville Marriner/Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields : BRAHMS and STRAVINSKY: VIOLIN CONCERTOS
Peter Keough previews both the cinema of Alexander Sokurov at the Harvard Film Archive and Mira Nair's Monsoon Wedding.
Also, short reviews of:
HOW TO KILL YOUR NEIGHBOR’S DOG
BIG BAD LOVE
THE TIME MACHINE
Carolyn Clay gives this adapted Graduate low marks, but she finds Romulus Linney’s A Lesson Before Dying worthwhile;
Iris Fanger says the BTW's Macbeth is confused about sex.
Ellen Pfiefer recommends plenty of Kleenex for all the laughs in The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged).
Marcia B. Siegel finds superhuman beauty in Maureen Fleming’s After Eros.
Jeffrey Gantz previews the depths of "Impressionist Still Life" at the MFA.
Richard C. Walls explains how Joseph Roth is prematurely modern, as evidenced by his Collected Stories.
Hot Dots -- Saturday, 9:00 (2) Bee Gees: One Night Only. A comforting promise, but they keep making us relive that night.
Dining Out : The Elbow Room.
On the Cheap : Sunny’s Diner.
Noshing & Sipping : Bushmills 10 Years Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey.
Best Music Poll 2001
Fall 2001 Band Guide
The 4th annual Best issue