Table of contents for the week of April 4, 2002
Nina Willdorf on the war against hemp: it's everywhere, but depending on the outcome of an upcoming court battle, the stuff could soon land you in jail.
Stephen Mindich comments on Palestinian terrorism and the perversion of reason.
Dan Kennedy reports from the American Atheists’ convention and finds a new definition of WWJD.
In our weekly Q&A, Tamara Wieder talks to playwright Susan Miller about My Left Breast.
In the Phoenix editorial, the intellectual irresponsibility of the left is leading to moral bankruptcy.
In Out There, David Valdes Greenwood goes to couples therapy.
Christine Junge has found various ways to show Red Sox fantaticism in Urban Buy.
Plus, this just in:
THE ART OF LIVING: Artist survey extended to April 12
MEDIA: Baron rushes to injured reporter’s bedside
AFTER THE ACT: Neglecting EC
GOING STRONG: CPPAX hits 40 :
THE GOVERNOR’S RACE: United frontrunners
LETTER FROM EUROPE: The French disconnection
WEB WATCH: Fucked and quartered
ATTITUDE: A Fine line
BACK TO THE FUTURAMA: Belligerent and numerous
FOLLOW-UP: Artists recover missing work
Letters to the editor
According to Matt Ashare, Kasey Chambers, Sheryl Crow, and Shannon McNally have mastered the Southern twang;
Annie Zaleski previews Billy Bragg and the Blokes' visit to the Somerville Theater;
Lloyd Scwartz runs the "Operathon" that is the BSO’s Falla, Teatro Lirico’s Verdi, and Boston Lyric Opera’s Donizetti;
Ted Drozdowski talks to cowpunk commandos the Blasters;
In Slanguistics Jon Caramanica rides the "New new wave" with Kenna, the Faint, and Trans Am;
Wayne Robbins takes a look at two new duet albums by Tony Bennet and Townes Van Zandt ;
Fomer members of At the Drive-In have resurfaced as Sparta, and Sean Richardson has their story in State of the art;
In Cellars by starlight, Carly Carioli catches up with former Bosstones Joe Gittleman and Nate Albert, and gets the latest on their new projects, Avoid One Thing and the Kickovers.
Also, live reviews of Mingus Big Band at the Regattabar, Doc Watson, Geoff Muldaur, and Lori McKenna at Club Passim, and Saul Williams and Michael Franti at the Paradise.
And last but not least, Roadtripping.
Also, short reviews of:
Thrice : THE ILLUSION OF SAFETY
Paul Kelly : . . . NOTHING BUT A DREAM
Local H : HERE COMES THE ZOO
Motörhead : HAMMERED
Bill Ware : SIR DUKE
DJ Jonathan Peters : LIVE WITH JONATHAN PETERS
Mstislav Rostropovich : MASTERCELLIST: LEGENDARY RECORDINGS 1956-1978
Peter Keough says daughterhood is powerful at the Tenth Annual International Festival of Women’s Cinema;
Steve Vineberg pays tribute to Billy Wilder.
In Film Culture, Gerald Peary is "Spirit-less" and scared Ritt.
Also, short reviews of:
Y TU MAMÁ TAMBIÉN
BLUE WILD ANGEL: JIMI HENDRIX LIVE AT THE ISLE OF WIGHT
DEATH TO SMOOCHY
DARK BLUE WORLD
Carolyn Clay says that Absolution grips, but Aida doesn't;
Guys and Dolls is the perfect musical for Iris Fanger, and it remains a classic at the Colonial Theatre;
Christopher Mills explores the limits of grieving-as-art at the Photographic Resource Center.
Camille Dodero says Notable American Women is a miserably bad book — or so Ben Marcus wants you to believe.
Hot Dots -- What makes General Motors think it can get away with equating tail-finned high-powered ego-inflating ostentation with nondescript post-industrial function-first design?
Dining Out : Zon’s.
On the Cheap : Tokyo City.
Noshing & Sipping : Digestives.
Spring Preview 2002
Best Music Poll 2001
Spring 2002 Band Guide
The 4th annual Best issue