Table of contents for the week of March 21, 2002
Michael Bronski says the issue of legal protection for transgender people threatens to shred the already shaky alliance between mainstream gay-rights groups and transgender activists
Harvey Silvergate explains how holding Cardinal Law criminally liable for sexual abuse committed by priests under his watch is virtually impossible.
Nina Willdorf profiles New York Times food writer Amanda Hesser. For Amanda, it’s been a novel trip to the top.
In our weekly Q&A, Tamara Wieder talks to entertainment reporter Joyce Kulhawik about the Oscars, on-screen sex, and the truth about falling asleep at the theater
In the Phoenix editorial, now it’s time for Romney to define himself.
In Don't Quote Me by Dan Kennedy, how a popular historian committed plagiarism, tried to cover it up, and got caught in the culture of the celebrity media scandal.
Mr. Lynch goes to Washington in Talking Politics: Seth Gitell talks to South Boston’s rookie congressman, who is wary of a waterfront ballpark, interested in Cuba, and involved with big steel.
In Out There, Kris Frieswick advises: get him behind the wheel before you get him in the sack.
Kate Cohen rediscovers old-school popcorn in Urban Buy.
Plus, this just in:
REPORT FROM AFGHANISTAN: A dark scenario
MEDIA: Remembering Tom Winship
SWIFT KICK: Dems welcome Romney
HOLY REFORM: Looking beyond the priest scandal
RETURN NETIQUETTE: He’s got a lot of love to lend
THE ANOINTING: Smell on you
Letters to the editor
Carly Carioli says Andrew W.K.'s I Get Wet is the best heavy-metal parking-lot album of the past 15 years;
Sean Richardson prepares us for an Aussie invasion at the hands of Kylie Minogue, Natalie Imbruglia, and Darren Hayes;
Michael Freedberg explains the Enrique Iglesias difference;
LLoyd Scwatz has the latest on Mark Morris’s musicians; BSO premieres, and Slavery Documents 1 and 2;
Jon Caramanica on the innovation of Anti-Pop Consortium and New Flesh in Slanguistics;
Damon Krukowski talked to Mercedes Sosa before her sold-out gig at Carnegie Hall. She'll be at Berklee Performance Center this Tuesday.
In State of the art, Carly Carioli previews Music at the Market, including an appearance by Antony and the Johnsons.
Also, live reviews of Dropkick Murphys at the Avalon, "Earfull 2" at the Kendall Café, and Boston Secession at the Somerville Theater.
And last but not least, Roadtripping.
Also, short reviews of:
Alien Crime Syndicate : XL FROM COAST TO COAST
Ill Niño : REVOLUTION/REVOLUCIÓN
Deathray Davies : DAY OF THE RAY
Shane MacGowan’s Popes : ACROSS THE BROAD ATLANTIC
Bluetip : POST MORTEM ANTHEM
The Josh Roseman Unit : CHERRY
Barbara Mason : THE BEST OF THE BUDDAH YEARS
Peter Keough provides his picks for Oscar night, and he also revisits E.T. the Extra Terrestrial and says that not much has changed, except two decades of history.
In Film Culture, Gerald Peary says Hybrid is shamelessly corny.
Also, short reviews of:
FROM HERE TO ETERNITY
TIME OF FAVOR
VERY ANNIE MARY
Carolyn Clay says the Lyric sells Glengarry Glen Ross;
Sally Cragin talks to Robert William Sherwood about Absolution;
Marcia B. Siegel finds "American Grafitti" at both the Boston Ballet and across the street at the Shubert.
Iris Fanger takes in Urban Tap at the Emerson Majestic;
Christopher Millis on David Sullivan’s "Cézanne" drawings at Genovese/Sullivan; inspired jewelry at Mobilia.
Amy Finch says that Michael Nesbitt's Gigantic often seems more about style than about genuine emotion or the lack thereof.
Hot Dots -- Sunday, 5:00 (5) Oscar Build-Up. At 6:15 some clueless correspondent broadcasts "Live from the Oscars" hours before they begin.
Dining Out : Via Via.
On the Cheap : The Overdraught.
Noshing & Sipping : Café Vanille pastries.
Best Music Poll 2001
Fall 2001 Band Guide
The 4th annual Best issue