Table of contents for the week of August 8, 2002
What election is worth $50 billion? The race for state treasurer, says Seth Gitell. If that job is arguably the second-most powerful on Beacon Hill, why isn’t anyone paying attention?
Michael Bronksi wonders, Do ‘community standards’ bar the publishing of gay-wedding announcements? Or are major newspapers simply rubber-stamping the comfortable status quo?
According to Ken Silverstein, there’s much to question or criticize about the Bush adminstration’s war on terror as waged in Afghanistan, but you’re nuts if you think it’s about oil.
Camille Dodero takes the Urban Challenge and loses miserably.
David Valdes Greenwood on education: more and more people are opting for specialized certificate programs instead of traditional degrees
In our weekly Q&A, Tamara Wieder talks to comedian Margaret Cho, who gets serious.
In the Phoenix editorial, dashed hopes for better neighbors in the Fenway.
In Out There, Chris Berdik is shrinking.
Christine Junge finds products to pamper the pooches (and kitties) in your life in Urban Buy.
Plus, this just in:
UNPLEASANT TRUTHS : US deaths in Israel should change policy
MOURNING : Brian Honan’s wake
TALKING POLITICS : Surprise endorsements from gay groups
DEVELOPMENT : Chinatown says ‘no’ to high-rise
VOTERS’ REVOLT? : Anti-Finneran question makes the ballot
CAMPAIGN SNAPSHOT : Allston-Brighton Democrats’ golden opportunity
Letters to the editor
According to Sean Richardson, Def Leppard bring the pop back to metal with X;
Jon Garelick hears redemption songs on Bruce Springsteen's 9/11 album, The Rising;
Carly Carioli watches The Vines back themselves into a grungy corner at the Paradise;
In Poprocks Matt Ashare assesses David Bowie and tries to find a home for Ziggy Stardust;
Michael Endelman on the ups and downs of the electro revival;
Franklin Soults on Wyclef Jean and the quality of allusion;
In Smallmouth, Douglas Wolk chimes in with an second opinion on electro.
Also, live reviews of Bob Dylan at the Newport Folk Festival, and Opera Aperta at Tsai Performance Center;
And last but not least, Roadtripping.
Also, short reviews of:
Oasis : HEATHEN CHEMISTRY
Something Corporate : LEAVING THROUGH THE WINDOW
Various Artists : HOW WE ROCK
The Stevens Sisters : LITTLE BY LITTLE
E-40 : GRINT AND GRIND
Esa-Pekka Salonen/Philharmonia Orchestra : MUSIC OF MAGNUS LINDBERG
Chris Fujiwara on Robert Evans’s lifestyle of the rich and fatuous in The Kid Stays in the Picture , and Fujiwara talks to director Brett Morgen in State of the art;
Steve Vineberg looks back at Pépé le Moko;
In Film Culture, Gerald Peary sees good guests and bad at the Woods Hole Film Fest.
Also, short reviews of:
MARTIN LAWRENCE LIVE: RUNTELDAT
SPY KIDS 2: THE ISLAND OF LOST DREAMS
Carolyn Clay says God trumps Angel when comparing God of Vengeance and Red Angel at Williamstown, and John Kuntz’s latest, Jump Rope, fails to slay;
Jeffrey Gantz on Henry V — and VI — at Shakespeare and Company.
Christopher Millis takes a look at Provincetown 2002.
Julia Hanna reads Bronx Boy, Jerome Charyn’s imagined memoirs.
Hot Dots -- Friday, 9:00 (5) The Fourth Annual Family TV Awards. A celebration of mediocrity, in a way.
Dining Out : Spire
On the Cheap : Café Bay State
Noshing & Sipping : Rapscallion Artisanal Beers
Summer Preview 2002
Best Music Poll 2002
Spring 2002 Band Guide
The 4th annual Best issue