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Table of contents for the week of August 29, 2002
NEWS & FEATURES
Throughout the summer, Warren Tolman placed last in polls of the crowded Democratic gubernatorial field. But just in time for the fall, says Seth Gitell, he’s making waves.
Essayist Alain de Botton explores Amsterdam and Barbados, wrestles with the meaning of life, and explains 'the exoticism of shitting donkeys' to Chris Wright.
Michael Bronksi has a memo to right-wing wackos: Schools are in the business of teaching students to think critically.
The new government in Afghanistan is a failure. But, according to Andrew Bushell, you wouldn’t know it by listening to the US and UN spinmeisters.
In our weekly Q&A, Tamara Wieder talks to Boston filmmaker John MacNeil.
In the Phoenix editorial, the state legislature does some good. The Red Sox’ plan to close off Yawkey Way gets worse. Plus, the US military bullies Harvard Law School.
In Out There, Rebecca Wieder charts the problematic progress of cell phones.
Christine Junge finds fashionable headbands in Urban Buy.
Plus, this just in:
STARGAZING : Babe in the woods
PR : Marketing burgers
CAMPAIGN SNAPSHOT : Free for all in Mission Hill
TALKING POLITICS : Voting records
CITY HALL : District 9 elections
Letters to the editor
Jonathan Perry on country stars Steve Earle and Jon Langford, who speak out on the death penalty;
Lloyd Schwartz recaps Monadnock Music and Mark Morris’s musicians;
Jon Garelick says that on the first CD on his own label, Branford Marsalis finds his own way into two daunting jazz classics;
In Smallmouth by Douglas Wolk, Wire raise the pink flag once more;
In Slanguistics by Jon Caramanica, Beenie Man tones down his act;
Carly Carioli traces twenty years of Better Youth in State of the art.
In Cellars by Starlight Ted Drozdowski catches up with Frank Black, plus Binge and Time Stamp!
Also, live reviews of Aerosmith, Kid Rock, and Run-DMC at theTweeter Center and Paul Westerberg at the Somerville Theater;
And last but not least, Roadtripping.
Also, short reviews of:
Toby Keith : UNLEASHED
Jeff " Tain " Watts : BAR TALK
Alvin Youngblood Hart : DOWN IN THE ALLEY
RJD2 : DEAD RINGER
Hot Snakes : SUICIDE INVOICE
Engine Down : DEMURE
Wu-Tang Presents Killa Bees : STING
Chris Fujiwara explains what it means to call Seven Samurai a great film;
Peter Keough says One Hour Photo is worth a peek;
In Film Culture, Gerald Peary reads work by Hawke, Van Sant, and Maltin.
Also, short reviews of:
SALT OF THE EARTH
Liza Weisstuch previews the 11th annual Out on the Edge Festival;
Iris Fanger talks to the Huntington's Nicholas Martin as he takes on Turgenev;
Jeffrey Gantz on Publick Hamlet, the Bridge Faustus .
According to Jeffrey Gantz, Samuel Bak heals the horrors of the Holocaust.
Caleb Daniloff finds a top-shelf collection of crime reporting in The Best American Crime Writing.
Matt Ashare finds some intriguing 9/11 programming on PBS.
Hot Dots -- Saturday, 3:30 (2) Drum Corps International Competition 2002. It's not just about drums and bugles any more. In fact, it's sort of like a Stones concert.
Dining Out : Rock Bottom Brewery
On the Cheap : Mu Que Ca
Noshing & Sipping : Manhattan Fruitier’s Rosh Hashanah baskets
Summer Preview 2002
Best Music Poll 2002
Spring 2002 Band Guide
The 4th annual Best issue