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Table of contents for the week of September 26, 2002
NEWS & FEATURES
The trend toward international justice could force journalists to compromise their craft and profession by testifying in tribunals. What’s bad for the media, says Richard Byrne, is bad for the public.
Patriots fan Sean Glennon asks which is worse, a stranger or a traitor?
David Valdes Greenwood talks to Angels in America playwright Tony Kushner about Bush, the thought disorder of the right, and the role of language in the struggle for a just society.
Mike Miliard has a bloody Mary with Nick Tosches, who crafts sacred profanity in his new novel, In the Hand of Dante.
In our weekly Q&A, Tamara Wieder chats with author Elizabeth Benedict about The Joy of Writing Sex.
In the Phoenix editorial, three things that matter.
In Talking Politics, Seth Gitell says you can believe Romney when he says he won’t leave before 2006. That’s because a 2008 presidential run is more likely.
In Out There, Kris Frieswick takes the plunge.
Christine Junge goes thrift shopping in Urban Buy.
Plus, this just in:
ESSAY QUESTION : Sarah Vowell, civic pride, and Revenge of the Nerds
Q&A : Paper houses
CITY HALL : City-council special election draws a crowd
ART : Cuban scene
DEBATE : Romney shows his true colors
CLASS STRUGGLES : Hip-hop hopes
Letters to the editor
Ted Drozdowski talks to Laurie Anderson about her new Happiness;
According to Sean Richardson, Disturbed find their faith on Believe;
Franklin Soults agrees that Beck's new Sea Change is heartfelt and masterful - but is his new authenticity better than his old artifice?
Carly Carioli on Greg Cartwright’s Reigning Sound;
Lloyd Schwartz is dazzled by the turnout for the Boston Lyric Opera’s Carmen on the Common, plus New England String Ensemble;
In Slanguistics by Jon Caramanica, Eyedea does more than battle.
Also, live reviews of Avril Lavigne at Mixfest, The Sheila Divine at Avalon, and Patricia Barber at the Regattabar.
And last but not least, Roadtripping.
Also, short reviews of:
Doug Martsch : NOW YOU KNOW
Dropkick Murphys : LIVE ON ST. PATRICK’S DAY
Quix*o*tic : MORTAL MIRROR
30 SECONDS TO MARS
Joe Louis Walker : IN THE MORNING
Layo & Bushwacka : NIGHT WORKS
Mamar Kassey : ALTOUMI
Peter Keough says the erotic and smart Secretary is the one to beat, and in State of the art, Keogh talks to Jackie Chan about the movie that might have saved his life.
In Film Culture, Gerald Peary explains why Secretary is spanking good.
Also, short reviews of:
BALLISTIC: ECKS VS. SEVER
8 FEMMES/8 WOMEN
THE STONE FLOWER
THE SLEEPY TIME GAL
SWEET HOME ALABAMA
Iris Fanger says Jerusalem is worth visiting;
Carolyn Clay views a pale Scarlet Letter in Lenox, and she lets Dame Edna call her a "possum."
Marcia B. Siegel goes to Newport’s Island Moving Company's 20th anniversary;
Jeffrey Gantz wants something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue from Mikko Nissinen.
Christopher Millis on getting off on obsessive-compulsive art.
Nina Willdorf reads some grown up "chick lit" in Laura Jacob's Women About Town.
Hot Dots -- Sunday, 10:00 (5) The Practice. The season opener, in which the series dissolves into another contrived yarn about the practitioners' defending "one of their own."
Dining Out : Restaurant redux
On the Cheap : Bodhi Café
Noshing & Sipping : DonSueMor Lemon Madeleines
Summer Preview 2002
Best Music Poll 2002
Spring 2002 Band Guide
The 4th annual Best issue