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Table of contents for the week of October 24, 2002
NEWS & FEATURES
Chris Wright dresses like a woman for a night and feels even more like a man.
Talking Politics: In the final phase of her gubernatorial campaign, Shannon O'Brien is going out of her way to cast Mitt Romney as a social conservative, but Seth Gitell wonders if it will attract the almighty suburban independents.
Faced by massive clergy sex-abuse settlements, the Boston archdiocese cries poor, reports Kristen Lombardi.
When state legislators cut arts funding, writes Loren King, they showed a shocking degree of economic shortsightedness.
The Florida fiasco changed this country. Danny Schechter wonders why PBS won't show the untold story.
David Valdes Greenwood gets creeped out on Halloween too.
Ruth Tobias eats, drinks, tricks and treats.
In our weekly Q&A, Tamara Wieder talks with Halloween expert Lesley Bannatyne.
In the Phoenix editorial, we endorse Dan Grabauskas for state treasurer, and Eddie Jenkins for Suffolk County district attorney.
In Out There, Steve Almond on being a candy freak at Halloween.
Forget Halloween, says Genevieve Rajewski. Find Day of the Dead merchandise in Urban Buy.
Plus, this just in:
CITY HALL : More brains drain from Menino administration
LOSING THE FRIGHT : Happy Melloween
DISCUSSION : Give peace a chance
Q&A : Getting your war on
MEDIA : Tales from the compost pile
TALKING POLITICS : Master of the game
GAY POLITICS : End of an era
Letters to the editor
In Arts news, Bat Boy to fly again, Giselle at the ABT, and more.
In Galleries and Museums, Randi Hopkins takes a look at 'everyday' art.
David Wenninger listens to Yo Yo Ma do Naqoyqatsi in Classical.
In Theater, Liza Weisstuch watches Súgán Theatre premiere The Lepers of Baile Baiste.
According to Iris Fanger, Boston gears up for a mega dance weekend in Performance.
Plan your week:
Joseph Patel listens to Jurassic 5's history lessons.
Jon Garelick says Greg Burk steps forward with Checking In - and Herbie Hancock explores.
Ted Drozdowski watches Ani Difranco loosen up live.
Jon Caramanica says Angie Martinez disproves the assumption that hip-hop DJs can rap - and KRS-One's assertion that rap can be taught.
Lloyd Schwartz on a tame B-minor mass from Handel & Hayden, exciting Dvorak from Benjamin Zander and Alex Baille and Winterreisse from José van Dam.
In Cellars by Starlight, Sean Richardson on Isis and Lost City Angels.
Also, live reviews of Sleater-Kinney at the Roxy, Kim Richey at the House of Blues, and Wilco at the Orpheum.
And last but not least, Roadtripping.
Also, short reviews of:
Porcupine Tree : IN ABSENTIA
Nas : THE LOST TAPES
Lovers : STARLIT SUNKEN SHIP
Snapcase : END TRANSMISSION
Living Coloür : VIVID
Eliades Ochoa : ESTOY COMO NUNCA
Anne-Sophie Mutter/Kurt Masur/New York Philharmonic : BEETHOVEN: VIOLIN CONCERTO, ROMANCES
Peter Keough sees Jonathan Demme having fun with The Truth About Charlie.
Chris Fujiwara finds Auto Focus interesting but rather hollow.
In State of the art, Mike Milard heads for the Video Underground.
In Film Culture, Gerald Peary on the films of Gaston Kaboré at the HFA
Also, short reviews of:
THE GREY ZONE
BY HOOK OR BY CROOK
ALL THE QUEEN’S MEN
PAID IN FULL
JONAH: A VEGGIETALES MOVIE
THE HAPPINESS OF THE KATAKURIS
BRITISH ADVERTISING FILMS OF 2001
Carolyn Clay digs The Gig at the Lyric.
Iris Fanger is numbed by the constant preaching of Coyote Theatre's Uncle Tom's Cabin.
Marcia Siegel on Kelly Donovan's Togetherness.
Adam Kirsch on The Little Friend, Donna Tartt's second excellent adventure.
Joyce Millman says Buffy creator Joss Whedon's new Firefly flickers out, but the Slayer still shines.
Hot Dots -- SATURDAY 9:00 (2) Presumed Guilty: Tales of Public Defenders. The 80 lawyers in the San Francisco public defenders' office handle 19,000 cases a year, so try to get arrested somewhere else.
Dining Out : The Nightingale
On the Cheap : Milk Street Café
Noshing & Sipping : G. Case Baking Co.
Summer Preview 2002
Best Music Poll 2002
Fall 2002 Band Guide
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