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Table of contents for the week of July 25, 2002

FEATURES

Mark Bazer talks to former players Jim Bouton, Bill Lee, and Mark Fidrych about why baseball is all screwed up.

Michael Bronski takes a look at the current situation in Ptown and asks: when did it become fashionable for liberals to bash gays?

Four were found guilty of killing Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl. Did they? Andrew Bushell reports from Pakistan.

An excerpt from The Feline Mystique: On the Mysterious Connection Between Women and Cats by Clea Simon.

In the Phoenix editorial, amending the amendment process.

In Talking Politics, Seth Gitell takes a closer look at Robert Reichís guerrilla campaign. The candidate is running circles around his opponents by relying on young volunteers, taking huge risks, and speaking directly to the people

In Out There, Kris Frieswick explains why sewing rooms and workshops werenít such a bad idea.

Ruth Tobias finds eclectic impulse buys in Urban Buy.

Plus, this just in:

NO-SHAME POLITICS Adopting a cause
ASYLUM SEEKERS Protesting INS policy
CITY HALL The devil is in the details
CRIME Stalking Brighton
CAMPAIGN 2004: On the road with John Kerry


Letters to the editor
Moon Signs
Dr. Lovemonkey
Editors' Picks
Hot Tix
Future Events

MUSIC

Matt Ashare examines heroin as a metaphor for the human condition in the postmodern age;

Ted Drozdowski takes a closer look at Newport and the conservative world of the singer-songwriter;

Sean Richardson says Papa Roach's high-testosterone pop is ultimately more fun than anguish;

In Slanguistics by Jon Caramanica, Slug finds the romance of rap;

In Cellars by Starlight by Brett Milano, Steve Powers and Adam Buhler team up; Jimmy Ryan goes solo.

Also, live reviews of the Boston Battle of the Blues Bands at Harpers Ferry, and Ozzfest at the Tweeter Center;

And last but not least, Roadtripping.

Also, short reviews of:
The Tragically Hip: IN VIOLET LIGHT
Ash : FREE ALL ANGELS
Belle and Sebastian : STORYTELLING
Queens of the Stone Age : SONGS FOR THE DEAF
James : GETTING AWAY WITH IT: LIVE
V/A : ELECTRIC HIGHLIFE: SESSIONS FROM THE BOKOOR STUDIOS
Sander Kleinenberg : ESSENTIAL MIX



FILM

Gary Susman says Austin Powers in Goldmember has the Midas touch;

Chris Fujiwara previews Mario Bava's haunted world at the Brattle.

In Film Culture, Gerald Peary revisits Blue Velvet and previews Group.

Also, short reviews of:
SUR MES L»VRES
TADPOLE
SEX AND LUCÕA
THE COUNTRY BEARS


THEATER

Carolyn Clay reviews the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company's Henry V;

Iris Fanger says The Best Man is timeless comedy;

In State of the art, Nina Willdorf previews the burlesque performance at the Paradise.

DANCE

Marcia B. Siegel says The Kirovís Jewels sparkle plenty;

Meanwhile, The Kirov's Swan Lake is downy soft, according to Jeffrey Gantz.

ART

Randi Hopkins says the MFA's "Jasper Johns to Jeff Koons: Four Decades of Art from the Broad Collections" is like a greatest hits from the '60s to the '90s.

BOOKS

In Can Love Last? The Fate of Romance over Time, Stephen A. Mitchell looks at the rocky road to true romance. Catherine Tumber gives it a read.

TELEVISION

Hot Dots -- Monday, 8:00 (5) Lincoln Financial Group Battle at Bighorn. Tiger and Jack against Sergio and Lee. If you have to ask, you probably aren't interested.

FOOD

Dining Out : Metro
On the Cheap : Eagleís Deli.
Noshing & Sipping : Malt beverages

SPECIALS

Summer Preview 2002
Best Music Poll 2002
Spring 2002 Band Guide
The 4th annual Best issue
 









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