Table of contents for the week of June 21, 2002
Paranormal investigators are out and about in record numbers. You can call them any time, day or night, says Chris Wright. Just don’t call them ghostbusters.
Noah Bruce reports on his unexpectedly brief trip to India: as tensions escalate between their country and Pakistan, Indians close their eyes to the dangers.
Michael Bronski on the sorry fate of queer politics since September 11.
In the Phoenix editorial, rent control will not solve our housing crisis.
In Don't Quote Me, Dan Kennedy compares NBC's old-fashioned Brian Williams to CNN’s Aaron Brown, who is honing the new New Thing.
In Out There, Rebecca Wieder imagines the fate of her stuff after it disappears.
Jewelry designer Jane Ko makes the rounds — and wins attention — in Hip Check by Nina Willdorf.
Plus, this just in:
IN MEMORIAM: June Jordan, 1936–2002
TRAILBLAZING: On the right path
PICTURE THIS: Body image
BACK-WATCHING: Not so fast, dude
CONFESSION: I am Deep Throat
CITY HALL: What will Councilor Consalvo do?
CLOSE CALLS: Bicyclists find themselves in the middle of turf wars
SERVES US RIGHT: McCain advocates national service
Letters to the editor
We announce the winners of the Best Music Poll 2002 and Matt Ashare interviews big winners Howie Day and Kay Hanley.
Jon Garelick wonders, can major labels make jazz pop?;
According to Sean Richardson, Korn reclaim their spot at the top with Untouchables, and New Found Glory's teen punk is true in their latest, Sticks and Stones;
Ed Hazell on the two sides of bassist William Parker, who has the rare ability to draw universal meanings from his personal experience;
In Cellars by Starlight, Michael Endelman has the latest on new local action by PE, Sage Francis, and Mr. Lif.
Also, live reviews of The Hives at the Roxy, and Erick Morillo at Avalon;
And last but not least, Roadtripping.
Also, short reviews of:
M2M : The Big Room
Badly Drawn Boy : ABOUT A BOY ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK RECORDING
K’s Choice : ALMOST HAPPY
Jay Bennett & Edward Burch : THE PALACE AT 4 AM (PART 1)
Robert Randolph & the Family Band : LIVE AT THE WETLANDS
Monika Kruse : PANORAMA
Toshi Reagon : TOSHI
Peter Keough gives Steven Spielberg and Minority Report an 'A';
Steve Vineberg says the newly restored print of Beauty and the Beast is all beauty;
In Film Culture by Gerald Peary, Newport takes pride in its independents at its International Film Festival.
Also, short reviews of:
THE DANGEROUS LIVES OF ALTAR BOYS
THE MILES DAVIS STORY
ATANARJUAT/THE FAST RUNNER
LILO & STITCH
LA VILLE EST TRANQUILLE/THE TOWN IS QUIET
The Full Monty struts its stuff for Carolyn Clay, but Heart of Jade actually has a heart of cheese, and, boy, is it ripe;
Steve Vineberg reports from Connecticut on Our Town and Seascape;
Christopher Mills finds mixed blessings in The 2002 DeCordova Annual Exhibition.
Damon Smith reads Steve Almond's erotic adventures in My Life in Heavy Metal;
Ted Drozdowski says that Robert Gordon removes the halo from his portrait of Muddy Waters without diminishing his greatness.
Jeffrey Gantz on Frontline’s ‘Shattered Dreams’, which looks for peace in the Middle East;
Hot Dots -- Wednesday, 9:00 (44) Okie Noodling. What's noodling? Catching catfish with your bare hands. Who knew?
Dining Out : Taste of India
Uncorked : Drink it, don’t spell it
On the Cheap : Second Street Café.
Noshing & Sipping : Harvest Co-op vegan desserts
Spring Preview 2002
Best Music Poll 2002
Spring 2002 Band Guide
The 4th annual Best issue