Table of contents for the week of July 19, 2002
Dan Kennedy, the father of a young girl with dwarfism, attends the annual convention of the Little People of America and learns more about the culture that awaits her.
For years, former Catholic clergymen were savaged by Church leaders for leaving the priesthood to marry. In view of the hierarchy's indulgent treatment of predator priests, Kristen Lombardi reports, that's a hard pill to swallow.
Nationwide, an estimated two million people are caught shoplifting annually. And, according to many in the business of retail security, the situation's going to get worse. Chris Wright reports.
In our weekly Q&A, Tamara Wieder talks body shop with Zayna Gold.
In the Phoenix editorial, we offer Kudos for Robert Reich's initiative on the city's crime problem and point out what's worth preserving in the Grossman candidacy.
In Talking Politics, Mayor Menino has finally acknowledged publicly that Boston is in the grip of rising street crime. Seth Gitell asks, what should he do next?
In Out There, Rebecca Wieder stays up late in search of what she's missed.
Nina Willdorf on women's surfer chic in Hip Check.
Plus, this just in:
FUNERAL DERANGEMENTS: Laugh rites
‘KISSING THE PINKIE RING’: Political party
CAMPAIGN SNAPSHOT: Southie newcomers have clout
LAST-MINUTE RALLY: Five sensible bills
CAMPAIGN 2002: Bowing out gracefully
FISCAL RECOVERY: A modest proposal for the pope
Letters to the editor
Ted Drozdowski says Solomon Burke has hit a new peak;
Lloyd Schwartz on the New York City Ballet at Saratoga and, closer to home, the Boston Landmarks Orchestra;
Wayne Robins listens to the Byrds and the Dead do Dylan;
Josh Kun remembers the Barton Brothers in Frequencies;
In Smallmouth, Douglas Wolk says the Fall's Totally Wired is pretty much everything he wants want rock-and-roll music to be;
Mike Miliard on the importance of being Important in State of the Art;
In Cellars by Starlight Second Chances: Jonathan Perry on Joe Pernice's and Mike Ireland's new home.
Also, live reviews of the Cher at the FleetCenter, Mili Bermejo and George Schuller at the Regattabar and Wayne Kramer at the Middle East;
And last but not least, Roadtripping.
Also, short reviews of:
Robert Plant : DREAMLAND
Dash : SONIC BOOM
Radio 4 : GOTHAM!
Our Lady Peace : GRAVITY
Curlew : MEET THE CURLEWS
Stephen Bruton : SPIRIT WORLD
DJ Micro : MUSIC THROUGH ME
Film editor Peter Keough wonders if espionage thrillers are the last bastion of political criticism in the US;
In Film Culture, Gerald Peary says Loews and the HFA have lost focus.
Also, short reviews of:
K-19: THE WIDOWMAKER
LOVELY & AMAZING
MA FEMME EST UNE ACTRICE
EIGHT LEGGED FREAKS
REIGN OF FIRE
STUART LITTLE 2
Carolyn Clay says The Carpetbagger's Children tell all at Hartford Stage Company;
Jeffrey Gantz on the Publick Theatre's muted As You Like It and the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company's darker Henry V.
Marcia B. Siegel on The Kirov Ballet's La Bayadère, plus Sally Silvers in Concord.
Christopher Millis suffers from no summertime blues at Howard Yezerski, Miller Block, and Judy Ann Goldman galleries.
Oni Buchanan on Charles Wright's Short History of the Shadow (Farrar Straus Giroux).
Hot Dots -- Sunday, 9:00 (5) Stephen King's The Shining, part one. Not, we caution, the 1980 Stanley Kubrick film but a 1997 TV-movie blessed by the author.
Dining Out : Chester Restaurant
On the Cheap : Mississippi’s.
Noshing & Sipping : Coolidge Corner Clubhouse martinis
Summer Preview 2002
Best Music Poll 2002
Spring 2002 Band Guide
The 4th annual Best issue