Table of contents for the week of July 12, 2002
On the canonization of Pio, Michael Bronski asks, why has the Church chosen this moment to canonize a priest widely accused of sexual misconduct with women?
After watching Nickelodeon's special on gay parents, Susan Ryan Vollmar wonders, how can gay parenting be controversial when heterosexuals have put 500,000 children in foster care?
Harvey A. Silvergate says both God and the Constitution will survive the silliness surrounding the latest court challenge to the Pledge of Allegiance.
Tamara Wieder braves a Saturday night in the kitchen of Bostonís buzziest restaurant.
In our weekly Q&A, Mike Miliard talks to Harvard-bound Nick McDonell.
In the Phoenix editorial, Boston canít support two convention centers, but letís be prudent.
In Talking Politics, Seth Gitell says Senator John Edwards could be the Clinton of the 2004 New Hampshire primary.
In Out There, Joe Lavin realizes that, compared to his girlfriend, he's not quite as geeky.
Liza Weisstuch finds unusual greeting cards in Urban Buy.
Plus, this just in:
ANCIENT RIVALRY: Williams vs. DiMaggio
MONEY AND POLITICS: Candidates mean business
GRASSROOTS SLOGANEERING The Mass market
GAY SOUTHIE PRIDE: Hart heeds demographic shift
URBAN CYCLING: Bike-lane death trap
THE WAR ON IMMIGRANTS: The feds wonít back down
Letters to the editor
Franklin Soults compares Nelly to Eminem and contends that Nellyville offers more bounce to the ounce;
According to Michael Endelman, Norwegians rule at the Festival International de Jazz de Montrťal;
Michael Freedberg on Miss Kittin with Goldenboy and DJ the Hacker;
Within a newly reissued 15 CD box set, David Wenninger finds Giuseppe Sinopoliís Mahler in all its wild, woolly glory;
In Slanguistics, Jon Caramanica says LOXís Styles has made a solo album redolent of the era before Biggie Smalls;
Douglas Wolk talks to Jewlia Eisenberg about her recent Trilectic in Smallmouth;
Ted Drozdowski remembers Billboard editor Timothy White;
In Cellars by Starlight, Carly Carioli has the latest with Rod Lind's Sinners and Saints, and the Bridge 9 label.
And last but not least, Roadtripping.
Also, short reviews of:
Superdrag : LAST CALL FOR VITRIOL
Gay Dad : TRANSMISSION
Martin Sexton : LIVE WIDE OPEN
Say Zuzu : EVERY MILE
Dave Alvin : OUT IN CALIFORNIA
Guided by Voices : UNIVERSAL TRUTHS AND CYCLES
Peter Keough says Tom Hanks takes the high Road to Perdition;
In Film Culture, Gerald Peary has thoughts on Murderous Maids and more at the Coolidge.
Also, short reviews of:
THE SALTON SEA
THE CROCODILE HUNTER: COLLISION COURSE
According to Carolyn Clay, Macbeth trumps The Valley of Decision in the Berkshires;
Steve Vineberg takes in Once in a Lifetime at Williamstown.
Iris Fanger finds that art imitates Enron in Professional Skepticism.
Randi Hopkins goes 3-D at the Forest Hills Cemetery and the ICA.
Calib Daniloff says Dominic Streatfeild's Cocaine: An Unauthorized Biography gets to where the coke bugs crawl and explains why the stuff is here to stay.
Hot Dots -- Wednesday, 8:00 (44) Rare Visions and Roadside Revelations: Kansas to Texas and New Mexico to Colorado. Just the sort of oddball stuff that sustains your faith in the great American eccentric.
Dining Out : Locke-Ober
On the Cheap : Minato Sushi.
Noshing & Sipping : Martyís Liquors candy
Summer Preview 2002
Best Music Poll 2002
Spring 2002 Band Guide
The 4th annual Best issue