Table of contents for the week of May 23, 2002
The Relationship issue: Sex, romance, and -- eek! -- family life
Susan Ryan-Vollmar explains how parenthood turns you into the sort of person you used to love to hate
Nina Willdorf and Michael Endleman play house without a wedding ring in " Shackin' Up."
Chris Wright goes on Caesar’s Roman Orgy and wonders, will it prove to be more than we in Boston can swallow?
David Valdes Greenwood says for a gay couple, straight weddings can be a painful reminder of how far we haven’t come.
Kate Cohen sends and receives modern love letters via email.
Bride-to-be Kristen Lombardi says wedding plans are a breeze — except when they’re not.
As his wedding approaches, Seth Gitell realizes that feminism closed the divide between men and women in many important areas, but wedding planning wasn’t one of them.
Sex, romance, or family life? Dan Kennedy says the best way to get through the kids-at-home years is to connect with your offspring on their own terms.
As a straight construction crew makes his house a home, Micheal Bronski finds a new type of male bonding.
In the Phoenix editorial, who knew what when?
In Out There, Kris Frieswick warns: be careful what you wish for.
Nina Willdorf goes shopping with Lucky fashion writer Gigi Guerra in Hip Check.
Plus, this just in:
GOVERNOR'S RACE: Look the gift horse in the mouth
FOLLOW-UP: Worcester cops will stop photographing protesters
CAMPAIGN 2004: Kerry is tough on anti-Semitism; Bush is not
IN SICKNESS AND IN ILL HEALTH: Wedding hells
THEATER: The 20th Elliot Norton Awards
Q&A: Remembrance of mothers past
Letters to the editor
According to Matt Ashare, the VHI Behind the Music story of the Breeders is now complete;
Sean Richardson takes a closer look at Blink-182 spinoff Boxcar Racer;
Lloyd Scwartz has been busy taking in Marcus Thompson and the Penderecki Viola Concerto, plus the Cantata Singers, the Auros Group, the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, and Barbara Cook at the Pops;
Banning Eyre talks to classical guitarist John Williams as he explores African traditional and pop music;
In Frequencies, Josh Kun journeys to Mexico City via Kronos;
Douglas Wolk on the Pet Shop Boys and Helen Love in Smallmouth;
Carly Carioli previews Terrastock in State of the art;
In Cellars by starlight, Franklin Soults asks, Who the hell is Howie Day?;
Also, live reviews of Rumble semifinals at the Middle East and the Longwood Symphony at Jordan Hall.
And last but not least, Roadtripping.
Also, short reviews of:
Mary Lorson & Saint Low : TRICKS FOR DAWN
Killswitch Engage : ALIVE OR JUST BREATHING
John Paul Jones : THE THUNDERTHIEF
Sneaker Pimps : BLOODSPORT
Duke Robillard : LIVING WITH THE BLUES
Thad Cockrell & the Starlite Country Band : STACK OF DREAMS
Edwin Fischer/Wilhelm Furtwängler/Philharmonia Orchestra : BEETHOVEN: PIANO CONCERTO NO. 5, PIANO SONATAS NOS. 8 AND 23
According to Carolyn Clay, Oliver Parker's The Importance of Being Earnest is a "sumptuous lark";
Scott T. Cummings says Clare Peploe’s Marivaux mostly triumphs in Triumph of Love
L’Anglaise et le duc is, above all, a tribute to friendship, says Chris Fujiwara, who also reviews Anne-Marie Miéville at the HFA;
Peter Keough marvels at Christopher Nolan’s mastery of mood and image in Insomnia.
Also, short reviews of:
SPIRIT: STALLION OF THE CIMARRON
Carolyn Clay says Brustein leaves ’em laughing with the ART's Lysistrata;
Iris Fanger on Ragtime: it's better than ever.
Randi Hopkins takes a look at the new new things at the MFA.
According to Amy Finch, Joann Kobin’s Woman Made of Sand: A Novel in Stories unfolds with plainspoken clarity and no theatrics.
Robert David Sullivan watches The Shield, and he says the show gets its story straight.
Hot Dots -- Wednesday, 9:00 (44) Everglades: A Naked Planet Special. 'GBX reminds us that a lot of Florida isn't so much sunny as damp and fetid.
Dining Out : Macondo Latin Grill and Bar
Uncorked : Rhône on the range
On the Cheap : Sorella’s.
Noshing & Sipping : Double Delight Oreos.
Spring Preview 2002
Best Music Poll 2002
Spring 2002 Band Guide
The 4th annual Best issue