Table of contents for the week of March 28, 2002
Kristen Lombardi explains why activists, unions, and the ACLU question Worcester cops’ practice of photographing peaceful demonstrators
Rosie O’Donnell can do a lot of good for gay would-be adoptive parents. But, Michael Bronski asks, can she also do harm?
According to Peter Berkowitz, a court polices itself in secret and keeps secret its reasons for doing so in a case involving the publisher of the Phoenix.
Dennis Loy Johnson on a group of writers and ’zine publishers hell-bent on harassing successful literary figures
In our weekly Q&A, Tamara Wieder talks to Flynn, who is going it alone in the music business — and happier than ever.
In the Phoenix editorial, an elusive peace in the Middle East.
In Talking Politics, Joe Lieberman, on a recent trip to New Hampshire, equated a strong defense with a robust economy. Seth Gitell asks, is he right or ‘Right’?
In Out There, Chris Berdik has been researching phobias and has found more things to be afraid of.
Nina Willdorf on the various ways concert fans prove their dedication in Hip Check.
Plus, this just in:
FREEDOM WATCH: Thought control in Hamilton?
THE GOVERNOR’S RACE: Everybody in
BEARD OF THE PROPHET: Predicting Al Gore’s return
US DRUGGED POLICY: Colombia’s narco-candidate:
AMONG THE MISSING: Artists seek to recover stolen art
THE LONGEST NIGHT: Oscar race
YOUTH IN THE BOOTH: In Cambridge, voting is child’s play
Letters to the editor
Michael Endleman on the state of scratch: a film, a soundtrack, and a tour;
Sean Richardson explains how Connecticut's Hatebreed bring hardcore to the mainstream;
Lloyd Schwartz on Teatro Lirico’s Il trovatore and Turandot, plus the Borromeo String Quartet;
In Frequencies, Josh Kun makes the Jewish-Cuban connection;
Post-punk gets a groove in Smallmouth by Douglas Wolk;
Ted Drozdowski visits the Enormous Room for State of the art.
Also, live reviews of Andrew W.K. at the Paradise, Donal Fox at the Regattabar, and Dream Theater at the Orpheum.
And last but not least, Roadtripping.
Also, short reviews of:
MC Solaar : CINQUIÈME AS
Greg Brown : MILK OF THE MOON
Djelimady Tounkara : SIGUI
Star Room Boys : THIS WORLD JUST WON’T LEAVE YOU ALONE
Clifford Curzon : MOZART: PIANO CONCERTOS NOS. 20, 23, 24, 26 & 27
Paul Desmond : DESMOND BLUE
Peter Keough says The Rookie is a diamond in the rough, and family matters in the New England Film & Video Festival.
In Film Culture, Gerald Peary on tough guys Lawrence Tierney and Roger Corman
Also, short reviews of:
Fatty Arbuckle/Alloy Orchestra
FESTIVAL IN CANNES
NO SUCH THING
PAULINE and PAULETTE
SPIKE & MIKE’S SICK & TWISTED FESTIVAL OF ANIMATION
Carolyn Clay says Tony Kushner's Homebody/Kabul is as splendid as it is disjointed;
Iris Fanger feels the Zeitgiest doesn't quite get Suzan-Lori Parks' In the Blood;
Liza Wiesstuch on Scott Wolf and Justin Theroux as they return to the stage in Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme .
Marcia B. Siegel compares "Momix in Orbit" to an expensive trip to the hardware store.
William Corbett explains why baseball still rules as he reviews Baseball: A Literary Anthology and The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract.
Hot Dots -- Easter Sunday, 7:00 (5) The Ten Commandments (movie). You know it's Easter when they send Charlton Heston to the mountaintop.
Dining Out : Kouzina.
Uncorked : Ciao, Italia.
On the Cheap : Quan’s Kitchen.
Noshing & Sipping : Sam Adams Utopias MMII.
Spring Preview 2002
Best Music Poll 2001
Spring 2002 Band Guide
The 4th annual Best issue