Table of contents for the week of April 11, 2002
Kristen Lombardi asks, how sick is City Hall? The mayor says itís healthy, and for now, nobodyís talking.
Researchers link heart trouble to marathoning. Nina Willdorf talks to the runners who stride on.
Camille Dodero yuks it up as Bostonís improv scene prepares to take the laughs to new levels.
In our weekly Q&A, Tamara Wieder talks to the ever-busy Andie MacDowell.
In the Phoenix editorial, the Vatican is the problem.
In Don't Quote Me by Dan Kennedy, Tom Friedmanís Pulitzer isnít merely about one man and his work. Itís a symbol of our national consensus in the war against terrorism.
In Talking Politics, Seth Gitell attends the Republican State Convention and finds that Mitt Romneyís speech suggests a campaign strategy that raises the bar for Democrats
In Out There, Kris Frieswick asks, when a kidís whining trumps civil rights, can Armageddon be far behind?
Nina Willdorf says getting together to gamble might just replace book clubs in Hip Check.
Plus, this just in:
IN MEMORIAM: Death of a bandmate
FIGHTING ON THE HOME FRONT: Sit-down or sit-in
LITTLE WHITE WAY: Coming soon to a theater near us
CONVENTION NOTEBOOK: Three GOP tidbits
URBAN EYE: Young guns
LITERARILY HOAXED: Pieced together
THE FREE PRESS: Boxing match
GIVE IT A CHANCE: Peace together
Letters to the editor
Carly Carioli gets SuperSwedish to the max with Hellacopters, Union Carbide Productions, and the Soundtrack of Our Lives;
According to Sean Richardson, the Goo Goo Dolls make schlock you can love, much in the same way young punks and aging pub denizens alike love Irish punks Flogging Molly;
In Frequencies, Josh Kun lands the alien sounds of Los Extraños;
Douglas Wolk talks to Dave Bartholomew, one of the most important figures in the history of New Orleans R&B, in Smallmouth;
In State of the art, Mike Miliard talks to Bob Mould about his new direction and his job as consultant to the WCW;
In Cellars by starlight, Michael Endleman takes a closer look at Boston rappers Edan, MC Kabir, D-Tension, and Insight.
Also, live reviews of White Stripes at the Roxy, Alvin Epstein and Beth Anne Cole at the Market Theater, and William Parker and Amiri Baraka at the ICA.
And last but not least, Roadtripping.
Also, short reviews of:
Mark Erelli : THE MEMORIAL HALL RECORDINGS
The Nels Cline Singers : INSTRUMENTALS
THE CLASSIC CHILLOUT ALBUM
Riccardo Chailly/Melanie Diener/Petra Lang/Concertgebouw Orchestra/Prague Philharmonic Choir : MAHLER: SYMPHONY NO. 2; TOTENFEIER
Hot Rod Circuit : SORRY ABOUT TOMORROW
Guillermo E. Brown : SOUL AT THE HANDS OF THE MACHINE
Uncle Tupelo : 89/93: AN ANTHOLOGY
Chris Fujiwara previews "The Films of Joris Ivens: Cinema Without Borders" at the MFA;
In Film Culture Gerald Peary on Julia Loktevís Moment of Impact.
Also, short reviews of:
"BOSTON ASIAN-AMERICAN FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL"
THE EPIC THAT NEVER WAS
NEW BEST FRIEND
SON OF THE BRIDE
On the Irish theater invasion, Carolyn Clay finds Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme magisterial, Molly Maguire flawed;
Sally Cragin spends ten minutes with Ann-Margret, star of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas;
Marcia B. Siegel on John Cage at Mobius, plus Danny McCusker and Christine Bennett.
According to Clif Garboden, Weegeeís world, like Arthur Weegee, was dressed up for sale.
Adam Kirsch reviews Without End: New and Selected Poems and is confident that Adam Zagajewski carries on the great tradition of Polish poets.
Jonathan Dixon previews VH1's new programming, and says that of Ultimate Albums and Being, the former at least looks promising.
Hot Dots -- Sunday, 2:30 (4) The Masters. Final-round action. If Tiger Woods repeats last year's victory, will he figure out how to put the green jacket on himself?
Dining Out : Royal India.
Uncorked : Shades of spring.
Noshing & Sipping : Sauces ín Love.
Spring Preview 2002
Best Music Poll 2001
Spring 2002 Band Guide
The 4th annual Best issue