Table of contents for the week of June 6, 2002
Michael Bronski says that the rhetoric surrounding the Catholic Church’s current priest sex-abuse scandal owes much to the 19th century’s sensational anti-Catholic propaganda .
We remember former Phoenix staff writer and features editor Caroline Knapp.
Patrick Keaney on World Bank president James Wolfensohn's visit to MIT: he will face not only street protesters, but a city that is formally boycotting purchase of the bank’s bonds.
Loren King sees how Mike Piazza’s public declaration of heterosexuality points out how schizophrenic and hypocritical our culture is in matters of sexuality — particularly male sexuality.
In our weekly Q&A, Tamara Wieder talks to new musical sensation Norah Jones.
In the Phoenix editorial, why we linked to the video released by Daniel Pearl’s murderers.
In Talking Politics, Seth Gitell says that by nominating gubernatorial candidate Shannon O’Brien, the state Democratic convention acknowledged the importance of suburban-independent voters — and set up the party for a watershed primary.
In Out There, Chris Wright finds that when it comes to writing a memoir, the worse things get, the better they are.
Nina Willdorf shops for fun and comfy retro sneakers in Hip Check.
Plus, this just in:
REQUIRED READING: Romney stumbles into the busing quagmire
CONVENTIONAL POLITICS: Straying from the script
THE RIGHT STUFF: Government of the people
GOOD SPORT: Bring the WNBA to Boston
THE EX FILES: Face to face with your worst nightmare
Letters to the editor
Michael Endelman says that as an album, The Eminem Show is less impressive than its predecessor, but as a soap opera, it's pure Daytime Emmy gold;
Ted Drozdowski recaps this year's W.C. Handy Blue Awards;
According to Wayne Robins, Gomez's In Our Gun showcases all of their virtues - the organic vitality of early R.E.M., the quirky pop originality of XTC, and a visionary joy on a par with the Allman Brothers';
Lloyd Schwartz gives an A for effort to Ben Zander and the Philharmonic's latest Mahler;
In Slanguistics, Jon Caramanica reviews P Diddy's latest attempt to reclaim the charts;
In Cellars by Starlight, Ted Drozdowski says it's Boom Boom time as Wille Alexander and the gang return to 'Mass Ave';
Also, live reviews of Queens of the Stone Age at the Paradise, Pink at the Orpheum, and Grandmaster Flash at Embassy at the Avalon;.
And last but not least, Roadtripping.
Also, short reviews of:
Superjoint Ritual : USE ONCE AND DESTROY
Quintron : UNMASKED ORGAN LIGHT YEAR OF INFINITY MAN
Elf Power : CREATURES
Rusted Root : WELCOME TO MY PARTY
Jessica Williams : THIS SIDE UP
Angélique Kidjo : BLACK IVORY SOUL
Marc Minkowski/Les Musiciens du Louvre : HANDEL: HERCULES
According to Peter Keough, La pianiste scales the depths;
In State of the art, Gerald Peary talks to La Pianiste director Michael Haneke and actress Isabelle Huppert.
In Film Culture by Gerald Peary, American independents strike back at Cannes.
Also, short reviews of:
DIVINE SECRETS OF THE YA-YA SISTERHOOD
Carolyn Clay says Annette Miller glitters in Golda’s Balcony, and John Leguizamo energizes Sexaholix;
Iris Fanger reports that The Homecoming shines in Wellfleet;
Bill Rodriguez finds that Anne Scurria is better as the smart and feisty cancer patient than as the imperious professor in Wit.
Liza Weisstuch discovers harsh, hushed-up truths in The House of Yes .
Christopher Millis takes a look at Taylor Davis at the ICA and Elias Fine Art and Carlota Duarte at the Berenberg.
Mike Miliard says that in in The Wooden Nickel, William Carpenter has concocted a character so real, you can smell the chum wafting off his oilskins;
Jeffrey Gantz finds a protagonist that's hard to resist in Ward Just's The Weather in Berlin.
Hot Dots -- Sunday, 9:00 (25) Looking for Love: Bachelorettes in Alaska. In the Information Age, no subculture will remain unexamined.
Dining Out : Gallia
Uncorked : Alsatian appreciation
On the Cheap : Darwin’s, Ltd..
Noshing & Sipping : LuLu’s honey.
Spring Preview 2002
Best Music Poll 2002
Spring 2002 Band Guide
The 4th annual Best issue