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Table of contents for the week of October 10, 2002
NEWS & FEATURES
A new Medicaid initiative to curb multiple psychiatric-drug prescriptions could be a bitter pill for the state's poorest to swallow. Kristen Lombardi reports.
Gambling is losing - particularly, says Sean Glennon, when Pats fans face the hard decision of how to bet on their team.
In the Paul Pierce case, most of the media shamelessly embraced the prosecution's take on witnesses' changed testimony at trial. Harvey Silverglate says it's a good thing the jury, which returned mixed verdicts, considered the evidence more carefully.
In our weekly Q&A, Tamara Wieder talks with Mineko Iwasaki, whose fictionalized account of her life as a geisha became a bestseller
In the Phoenix editorial, Bush has failed to make the case that war with Iraq will bring us peace. Plus, Mitt Romney’s stomach-turning strategy.
In Talking Politics, State governors play no role in US foreign policy, Seth Gitell reminds us. That's what makes Mitt Romney's not-so-subtle effort to hitch his candidacy to the president's war on terror, and his attempt to paint Shannon O'Brien as unpatriotic, so repulsive.
In Out There, Tamara Wieder admits to owning two televisions.
Liza Weisstuch brightens up the shorter fall days with funky lighting in Urban Buy.
Plus, this just in:
FOLLOW-UP : Seeking acknowledgment
TALKING POLITICS : Romney’s no Giuliani
Q&A : Mommy laugh track
DEPT. OF REVENGE : The train drain
CITY HALL : Election shenanigans in Brighton?
JUSTICE : Swift stacks parole board
Letters to the editor
Lloyd Schwartz on BLO's soulless Barbiere di Siviglia, Cecilia Bartoli, BSO pastorals, and Winsor Music.
Ted Drozdowski hears Peter Gabriel make an elegant return to his art-rock roots.
Sean Richardson is listening as Hot Water Music get serious.
In Giant Steps, Jon Garelick hears Joshua Redman and Brad Mehldau go 'contemporary.'
In State of the art, Mike Miliard talks to Jello Biafra.
In Cellars by Starlight, The Lot Six double up with Gwylo and Animals and Cave In bid farewell to Hydrahead with Tides of Tomorrow. Sean Richardson has the scoop.
Also, live reviews of Bruce Springsteen at the Fleetcenter, OK Go at the House of Blues, and Kurt Masur and the London Philharmonic at Symphony Hall.
And last but not least, Roadtripping.
Also, short reviews of:
Coheed and Cambria : THE SECOND STAGE TURBINE BLADE
Burning Brides : FALL OF THE PLASTIC EMPIRE
Julee Cruise : THE ART OF BEING A GIRL
Sue Garner : SHADYSIDE
The Negro Problem : WELCOME BLACK
Orbital : WORKS 1989-2002
Chris Trapper : SONGS FROM THE DRIVE-IN
Peter Keough says terrible beauty is once again borne in Bloody Sunday.
In Film Culture, Gerald Peary sits through Kurosawa's interminable Red Beard but enjoys his more original The Bad Sleep Well.
Also, short reviews of:
THE RULES OF ATTRACTION
SEX WITH STRANGERS
Carolyn Clay sees the SpeakEasy Stage Company's Bat Boy wink while the North Shore Music Theatre's Dracula postures.
According to Iris Fanger, Samian Glover brings it in Bring In da Noise, Bring In da Funk .
Marcia B. Siegel on the Master Dancers of Bali at the Sanders Theatre.
Randi Hopkins traverses Chen Zhen's inner-body landscapes at the ICA.
Julia Hanna on Jeffrey Eugenides's Middlesex (Farrar Strauss Giroux).
Hot Dots -- Saturday, 9:00 (7) Star Trek: Insurrection (movie). We don't even remember whether we saw this one, which is not a good sign.
Dining Out : Green Street Grill
On the Cheap : Crispy Crêpes Café
Noshing & Sipping : Mystic Pizza
Summer Preview 2002
Best Music Poll 2002
Spring 2002 Band Guide
The 4th annual Best issue