Table of contents for the week of August 15, 2002
In "Fighting chance," Chris Wright reports on the battle to revive local boxing.
After 27 years at Mass General, social worker Hope Cranska was abruptly laid off. The hospital calls it a simple case of downsizing, but Kristen Lombardi says evidence points to another explanation: age discrimination.
Samuel Roth — smut peddler, literary pirate, ruthless businessman, rabidly anti-Semitic Jew — is not easily venerated. But without his stand for free expression, says Michael Bronski, we might still be gagging on state control.
In the Phoenix editorial, wanted: Fiscal leadership.
In Talking Politics, Seth Gitell examines the Nader Effect in three critical races.
In Out There, Kris Frieswick uncovers the real drivers of the market’s rise and fall.
Nina Willdorf goes shopping with Elisabeth Filarski in Hip Check.
Plus, this just in:
FILM THERAPY : Comedic ode to depression
DEVELOPMENT : Party time?
TALKING POLITICS : Gore (no, not that one) comes to town
FUNDRAISER : Let it RAINN
TERRORISM : War punditry is hell
ENDORSEMENTS : Alliance picks Barrios and Demakis
Q&A : Long live the King
Letters to the editor
Jon Garelick says Newport Jazz delivers everything but a crowd;
Ted Drozdowski reports that Dolly Parton has found her way back to bluegrass;
Brett Milano on Linda Thompson's lovely return;
Sean Richardson says the A*teens move beyond Abba with their latest, Pop ’til You Drop!;
Banning Eyre finds a successful pairing between Michael Brook and Hukwe Zawose;
In Frequencies, Josh Kun listens to the Peruvian sounds of Gian Marco and Susana Baca;
Jon Caramanica says that Scarface has grown up in Slanguistics;
In State of the art, Mike Miliard catches up with Owned and Operated's Joe Carducci;
In Cellars by Starlight Brett Milano hangs out with Kay Hanley in Quincy.
Also, live reviews of Lenny Kravitz and Pink and The Allman Brothers Band at the Tweeter Center and David Johansen at the House of Blues;
And last but not least, Roadtripping.
Also, short reviews of:
Various Artists : THE CUTS! SESSION 001
Grateful Dead : STEPPIN’ OUT WITH THE GRATEFUL DEAD: ENGLAND ’72
Neko Case : BLACKLISTED
Filter : THE AMALGAMUT
Sasha : AIRDRAWNDAGGER
PACHUCO BOOGIE : HISTORIC MEXICAN-AMERICAN MUSIC, VOLUME 10
Various Artists : MAHLER/SCHOENBERG: CHAMBER WORKS
Peter Keough says Neil LaBute trespasses on a literary property in Possession, and Keough hears the bands play on in 24 Hour Party People;
Chris Fujiwara sees good movie making in Blood Work;
In Film Culture, Gerald Peary on the 24 Hour Party people at Cannes.
Also, short reviews of:
THE GOOD GIRL
Carolyn Clay says 1964's The Subject Was Roses is not dead yet;
Wellfleet solves Rabe’s Dog Problem, according to Iris Fanger
Marcia B. Siegel on the legacy and anti-legacy of Martha Graham at the Pillow;
Jonathan Dixon reads Dennis McNally’s insider biography on the Grateful Dead.
Robert David Sullivan says HBO's The Wire takes its time.
Hot Dots -- Saturday, 8:30 (7) Loving You (movie). This is the 1957 Elvis movie co-starring Elizabeth Scott in which he sings "Teddy Bear" and the not-so-memorable "Hot Dog."
Dining Out : 33 Restaurant & Lounge
On the Cheap : Wing’s Kitchen
Noshing & Sipping : Trader Joe’s raspberry applesauce
Summer Preview 2002
Best Music Poll 2002
Spring 2002 Band Guide
The 4th annual Best issue