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Table of contents for the week of October 17, 2002
NEWS & FEATURES
When a white Southern gay man does a drag character of a black-female stereotype in, ahem, dark makeup, where are the lines among camp, satire, and racist blackface? We won't have a chance to decide because the show's been banned in Boston.
After the Pats' third upset in a row, says Sean Glennon, we're getting used to the all-too-familiar.
Losing a loved one grants a painfully clear perspective on the potential cost of war with Iraq. Barry Crimmins wonders if America will gather the courage to be morally superior to liver cancer.
If you love steak in all its incarnations, says David Valdes-Greenwood, this city delivers the goods.
Today's restaurants offer a wealth of culinary options for vegetarians. Tamara Wieder reports from the field.
In our weekly Q&A, Tamara Wieder talks with organic farmer Eero Ruuttila.
In the Phoenix editorial, we contend that the city should get out of the business of banning - theater as well as smoking.
In Talking Politics, Do You Believe This Man? Mitt Romney started out with the sheen of a winner. So how did his campaign lose its shine? Seth Gitell gets to the bottom.
In Out There, Kris Frieswick asks for a hand.
Nina Willdorf ties one on in Hip Check.
Plus, this just in:
PHOENIX NEWS : Get it online
PR : Clean breast of it
CAMPAIGN 2002 : Uncivil talk about civil unions
MEDIA : New inhibitions at the Providence Journal
GETTING IN TOUCH : Ancestral guidance
TALKING POLITICS : Lieberman makes ’em laugh
Letters to the editor
Carly Carioli falls in and out of love with Ryan Adams.
Banning Eyre on Salif Keita's pared-down sound, and reggae from Alpha Blondy and Lucky Dube.
Ted Drozdowski says Steve Earle misses the mark on Jerusalem.
Lloyd Schwartz on BAM's Massenet, Andrew Davis at the BSO, and the 'new' Lydian Quartet's Schubert.
In Cellars by Starlight, Ted Drozdowski on the Kossoy Sisters and the Benders.
Also, live reviews of J Mascis at TT's, In Our Lifetime release at the Middle East, and Hedwig and the Angry Inch at the ICA.
And last but not least, Roadtripping.
Also, short reviews of:
Vanessa Carlton : BE NOT NOBODY
Koufax : SOCIAL LIFE
Interpol : TURN ON THE BRIGHT LIGHTS
New Bomb Turks : THE NIGHT BEFORE THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL
Rafael Kubelik/Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra : LEOS JANÁCEK: MSA GLAGOLSKAJA ("Glagolitic Mass")/ZÁPISNIK ZMIZELÉHO ("The Diary of One Who Disappeared")
Danny Tenaglia : BACK TO BASICS
Skeleton Key : OBTAINIUM
Peter Keough on Adam Sandler and P.T. Anderson's new team-up, Punch-Drunk Love.
Chris Fujiwara on Akira Kurosawa'sHigh and Low.
In Bowling for Columbine, Peter Keough says, Michael Moore shoots from the hip.
In Film Culture, Gerald Peary talks to Michael Moore about Columbine.
Also, short reviews of:
YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT I GOT
WELCOME TO COLLINWOOD
THE MAN FROM ELYSIAN FIELDS
LAST CALL: DREAMS,MAIN STREET, AND THE SEARCH FOR COMMUNITY
Carolyn Clay on Fiona Shaw's big fat Greek tragedy.
In State of the art, Clay talks to Eric Bass, whose One Way Street opens next Thursday as a co-production between Brookline’s Puppet Showplace Theatre and Newton’s New Repertory Theatre..
Christopher Millis gets art history two ways with Boston painting in perspective at BU and the DeCordova.
Richard C. Walls watches Sven Birkerts rediscover himself.
Hot Dots -- SATURDAY: 9:30 (2) P.O.V.: Life and Debt. A look at the "mechanism of debt" by which global bankers are destroying agriculture and industry in developing nations. More profitable and cost-effective than traditional colonialism.
Dining Out : Firefly American Bistro
On the Cheap : Brigham Circle Diner
Noshing & Sipping : Route 11 Dill Pickle Potato Chips
Summer Preview 2002
Best Music Poll 2002
Spring 2002 Band Guide
The 4th annual Best issue