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Table of contents for the week of August 1, 2002

Kristen Lombardi takes a closer look at Cambridge's dangerous & now deadly bicycle policy and finds a host of good intentions, but a lack of common sense.

Michael Bronksi wonders, will the Church of England and its new leader, Rowan Williams, take over as the voice of Christendom?

Bedding down in Lizzie Bordenís old house turns out to be somewhat more unsettling than Mike Miliard anticipated.

Neil Miller tries to find out what happened to Everett Ruess, the most famous adventurer you've never heard of.

In the Phoenix editorial, if Big Business won't look out for the public, the government must do so.

In Talking Politics by Seth Gitell, Gore is MIA in New Hampshire. Whatís his low profile portend?

In Out There, Ron Fletcher maps a life in jeans.

Nina Willdorf strikes thrift gold in Hip Check.

Plus, this just in:

THE BIRD ON THE STREET : Counting crows
LINGERING INJUSTICE : R2K protest goes to trial
IN MEMORIAM : City Councilor Brian Honan
ROUGH SEX : Offensive defense
RANKING ON COLLEGE ADMISSIONS : Grouching tiger
BIRMINGHAM BREAKS OUT : Labor force
POLITICAL WISDOM : Campaign ads on September 11?


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

MUSIC

According to Sean Richardson, Dave Matthews Band fix up Busted Stuff in classic fashion;

Franklin Soults goes from beefcake to heartache with country stud Kenny Chesney;

Banning Eyre says D'Gary does it the Malagasy way;

In Frequencies by Josh Kun, DJ Shadow, Jurado, and the audio letter;

In Cellars by Starlight Matt Ashare talks to Juliana Hatfield and Tanya Donelley about their recent retrospectives.

Also, live reviews of the Ran Blake Trio at the Regattabar, Youth Orchestra of the Americas at Jordan Hall, and Boston Landmarks Orchestra at Sanders Theatre;

And last but not least, Roadtripping.

Also, short reviews of:
Marah : FLOAT AWAY WITH THE FRIDAY NIGHT GODS
Glassjaw : WORSHIP AND TRIBUTE
Vincent Gallo : RECORDINGS OF MUSIC FOR FILM
Mates of State : OUR CONSTANT CONCERN
Goldfinger : OPEN YOUR EYES
Jerry Douglas : LOOKOUT FOR HOPE
SPACE IBIZA 2002



FILM

Chris Fujiwara on the uncertain idealism of Ermanno Olmi, whose films will be showing at the MFA;

Peter Keough says that with Full Frontal Steven Soderbergh comes up empty;

In State of the art, Mike Miliard talks to DJ Spooky about his Rebirth of a Nation;

In Film Culture, Gerald Peary revisits The Revolutionary and Rachel, Rachel.

Also, short reviews of:
NOTORIOUS C.H.O.
GIGANTIC (A TALE OF TWO JOHNS)
SIGNS
THE MASTER OF DISGUISE
NIJINSKY: THE DIARIES OF VASLAV NIJINSKY
WHO IS CLETIS TOUT?


THEATER

Carolyn Clay says Cirque du Soleil offers arty spectacle, and the Gloucester Stage Company's Speaking Well of the Dead and The Crazy Girl make for a double bill inspired by catastrophe;

DANCE

Marcia B. Siegel on The Merce Cunningham Dance Company at Lincoln Center;

ART

Genevieve C. RajewskI says there's no need to be a doubtful guest at the Edward Gorey House.

BOOKS

According to Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts, there's no Black Utopia in Touré's Portable Promised Land.

TELEVISION

Hot Dots -- Thursday, 8:00 (5) Excess Baggage (movie). Alicia Silverstone kidnaps herself. Never mind why.

FOOD

Dining Out : Cambridge 1
On the Cheap : Solstice Cafť.
Noshing & Sipping : Taste buds

SPECIALS

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









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