Table of contents for the week of April 25, 2002
Is a Haitian school-bus driver caught in a web of post-September 11 suspicion? Kristen Lombardi investigates.
Christie Taylor uses her Texas expertise to find Boston’s perfect margarita.
Ruth Tobias finds the best in Spring outdoor eating.
In our weekly Q&A, Tamara Wieder talks to Tim Huggins of Newtonville Books.
In the Phoenix editorial, despite appearances to the contrary, the Catholic Church has yet to recognize the gravity of the clergy sex-abuse scandal.
In Talking Politics, Seth Gitell asks, can the Green Party make the cut? Riding the wave that Nader rode in the Bay State won’t be easy.
Plastic makes perfect for Melissa Houston in Out There.
Gesundheit! In Hip Check, Nina Willdorf finds ways to stay chic during allergy season.
Plus, this just in:
PR: The Saudi connection
MEDIA: Manufacturing dissent
Q&A: Death of a porn star
BENEFIT: Home again
TV AND ME: A real turnoff
HIP-HOP: Princess rap
Letters to the editor
Ted Drozdowski says for first-generation punk-rockers, there’s only one Hell that counts, and that’s Richard Hell;
According to Brett Milano, Joey Ramone's final album treats terminal illness with the same irreverence once reserved for shock treatment, lobotomies, and beating on brats with a baseball bat;
Matt Ashare chronicles another milestone for Patti Smith;
Lloyd Schwartz says "So long, Seiji!" as Ozawa ends 29 years as the BSO’s music director;
Josh Kun says in the new Hype Williams DVD, what you hear is what you see: the visual music of color;
In Cellars by starlight, Brett Milano takes on 27 and the Takers;
Mike Miliard says things are hopping at the Pond in State of the art.
Also, live reviews of Paul McCartney at the Fleetcenter, Pinsky and the Takács at Jordan Hall, and Handel & Haydn Society’s Ariodante at Symphony Hall.
And last but not least, Roadtripping.
Also, short reviews of:
Danny Barnes & Thee Old Codgers : THINGS I DONE WRONG
V/A : PUNK GOES POP
Josh Rouse : UNDER COLD BLUE STARS
Masters at Work : OUR TIME IS COMING
THE BEST OF ETTA JONES : THE PRESTIGE SINGLES
Dave Douglas : THE INFINITE
Maurizio Pollini : SCHUMANN: ALLEGRO IN B MINOR; REISLERIANA; GESÄNGE DER FRÜHE
Peter Keough on Trouble Every Day, Claire Denis, and the way of all flesh;
According to Mike Miliard, music highlights this year's Fourth Annual Boston Irish Film Festival;
In Film Culture Gerald Peary goes Trouble-shooting with Denis at Cannes.
Also, short reviews of:
DIE TAUSEND AUGEN DES DR. MABUSE
LIFE OR SOMETHING LIKE IT
THE SCORPION KING
Scott T. Cummings says Anne Bogart is the hit of this year’s Humana Festival;
According to Jeffrey Gantz, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas is all fuss and feathers;
The Lyric provides Lend Me a Tenor some panache, says Ellen Pfeifer.
Marcia B. Siegel took in the trendiness and spectacle that is Alvin Ailey’s American Dance Theater .
Jeffrey Gantz previews "Silent Ceremonies: New Works by Enrico Pinardi" at the Pucker gallery.
According to Clea Simon, Sarah Waters has a scholar's insight into the Victorian era and an artist's way with language in Fingersmith.
Hot Dots -- Saturday, 8:00 (5) Armageddon (movie). High-school plays have been better directed.
Dining Out : The Vault Restaurant.
Uncorked : Rosés are red ....
On the Cheap : Morse Fish Company.
Noshing & Sipping : New England Real Ale Exhibition.
Christie Taylor finds the perfect margarita;
Ruth Tobias eats outdoors.
Spring Preview 2002
Best Music Poll 2002
Spring 2002 Band Guide
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