Table of contents for the week of August 22, 2002
According to Michael Bronski, making the incipient homosexuality in superhero comics more visible has prompted a backlash far more complex than the one faced by comic books in the 1950s.
Lame duck Jane Swift wants to go out with her law-and-order legacy intact. Too bad that by axing funds for sentencing reform, says Kristen Lombardi, Swift's all but ensuring that violent crime will continue to rise.
Steve Almond provides a guide on how to go on a nationwide book tour and not get laid.
Mike Miliard cases the Boston neigborhoods that are still one step ahead of ridiculous rents.
Pianos pin you on stairwells. Sofa beds squish your spine. Air conditioners slice your fingers. And you wonder why Chris Wright is not a mover anymore.
Nina Willdorf offers tips on decorating that won't break your budget.
In our weekly Q&A, Tamara Wieder talks to IMPACT Model Mugging owner Lynn Auerbach.
In the Phoenix editorial, some of us are more equal than others in US policy. CNN "terror tapes" raise questions about reaction to the Pearl video. Plus, kudos to Bob Kraft.
In Talking Politics by Seth Gitell, he’s down in the polls and facing daunting odds — but that isn’t stopping Senate president and would-be governor Tom Birmingham from showing voters his moves.
In Out There, Ted Drozdowski fulfills a childhood fantasy in the cab of a locomotive.
Kate Cohen makes the best of a room with no closet in Urban Buy.
Plus, this just in:
TALKING POLITICS : Green around the gills, part 2
TERRORISM : Barking mad
MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS : Getting on the Times’ weddings page
VOTING BLOCS : A bald-faced power grab
Q&A : George Mansour remembers Doris Wishman
Letters to the editor
According to Matt Ashare, Coldplay come of age with A Rush of Blood to the Head ;
Sean Richardson travels to New Jersey to see David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar get on the same Van Halen channel;
Jeffrey Gantz rates Michael Tilson Thomas, Michael Gielen, and Benjamin Zander's attempts to light up Gustav Mahler’s ‘Tragic’ Sixth Symphony;
John Lefler says the truth comes out of Brooklyn with the Liars;
In Cellars by Starlight Brett Milano gets to the bottom of Kimchee's thing for smart, moody women.
Also, live reviews of Beck at the Sanders Theater and Tool at the Fleetcenter;
And last but not least, Roadtripping.
Also, short reviews of:
THE ROUGH GUIDE TO ALI HASSAN KUBAN
Future Bible Heroes : ETERNAL YOUTH
Morcheeba : CHARANGO
Mark Kleinhaut Trio : CHASING TALES
Neko Case : BLACKLISTED
Trust Company : THE LONELY POSITION OF NEUTRAL
Jeffrey Gantz explains why Fritz Lang's Metropolis is THE movie;
By comparison, Peter Keough says Simone barely fills the screen, despite the efforts of writer/director Andrew Niccol, whom Keough talks to in State of the art;
In Film Culture, Gerald Peary remembers ‘Sultan of Softcore’ Doris Wishman.
Also, short reviews of:
ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS
ME WITHOUT YOU
MY FATHER, THE GENIUS
THE ADVENTURES OF PLUTO NASH
Carolyn Clay talks to Tea at Five's Kate Mulgrew about Katharine Hepburn and life after Star Trek;
Clif Garboden says Tokyo X needs no translation.
Jon Garelick reads new books from John Leonard and Russell Baker.
Hot Dots -- Sunday, 6:30 (5) Little League World Series. The championship game. Will we have a scandal this year?
On the Cheap : Boston Daily Bread
Noshing & Sipping : Tremont 647’s Tremont Tang
Summer Preview 2002
Best Music Poll 2002
Spring 2002 Band Guide
The 4th annual Best issue