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Table of contents for the week of October 31, 2002
NEWS & FEATURES
Shannon O’Brien for governor: The state is facing hard times ahead and we need an experienced manager at the helm. Plus, ballot-initiative and legislative endorsements.
Talking Politics: with the untimely death of Senator Paul Wellstone, Seth Gitell says that now more than ever, it's time to rebuild the party's left flank - before the Greens win all the defectors.
We provide a voter’s guide to statewide ballot questions.
The real Harry Hay, as remembered by Michael Bronski, refused to play the model homosexual hero.
Sean Glennon watches as things get ugly when fans turn on their home team.
In our weekly Q&A, Sam Pfeifle interviews Valerie Corral, a woman who has established a successful medical-marijuana cooperative, and seen it attacked by John Ashcroft.
In Out There, Jay Jaroch asks whether the gubernatorial campaign is about choosing a governor or trying to figure out which candidate we'd rather have over for pot roast.
Nina Willdorf says ReadyMade magazine offers inspiration and instruction on making stuff out of other stuff in Hip Check.
Plus, this just in:
JUST SAYING NO : Mitt Romney’s as bad as the negative ads say he is
RALLY : Reviving old-style politics in West Roxbury
PROTEST : Give peace a chance
LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT : Gabe Hudson’s special delivery
ELECTIONS PAST : History repeats itself
THE CRIMINOLOGIST : James Alan Fox and his classroom of millions
TALKING POLITICS : O’Brien wins debate, but will voters agree?
TECHNOLOGY : Reach out and fondle someone
THEATER : A Tingle-ing sensation
Letters to the editor
In Arts news, Poets unite in Harvard, Canadian filmmakers fly south, and more.
In Galleries and Museums, Randi Hopkins takes a look as Mario Diacono lights up the storefront at Ars Libri.
David Wenninger hears the Cantata’s Creation in Classical.
In Theater, Liza Weisstuch watches Spider-man at the Wang.
Ted Drozdowski previews Meredith Monk's visit to Sanders Theatre in Performance.
Plan your week:
Bon Jovi, Sammy Hagar, and Ted Nugent stay on the job and Sean Richardson is loving it.
Damon Krukowski interviews Caetono Veloso in search of tropical truth.
Sean Richardson applauds The Donnas' major label debut.
Lloyd Schwartz on Boston Baroque's Il ritorno d'Ulissein patria , plus Stefan Jackiw and André Previn at the BSO, and a Yehudi Wyner premiere from the New England String Ensemble.
Franklin Bruno on Mecca Normal's poetic pop.
In Cellars by Starlight, Brett Milano reviews Boston's Corporate America and Tribe of Judah's Exit Elvis.
And last but not least, Roadtripping.
Also, short reviews of:
Mad at Gravity : RESONANCE
The Mayflies USA : WALKING IN A STRAIGHT LINE
Sondre Lerche : FACES DOWN
Dag Nasty : MINORITY OF ONE
Pulp : WE LOVE LIFE
Beaver Nelson : LEGENDS OF THE SUPER HEROES
Jean-Yves Thibaudet : THE MAGIC OF SATIE
Peter Keough says the MFA's "Festival of Films from Iran" celebrates nonconformity.
In Film Culture, Gerald Peary praises Jean-Luc Godard, even though Love is unrequited.
Also, short reviews of:
ÉLOGE DE L’AMOUR/IN PRAISE OF LOVE
ALL OR NOTHING
JACKASS: THE MOVIE
THE SANTA CLAUSE 2
Carolyn Clay writes that The Abbey's Medea hits the mark, and she watches Nora Theatre Company trip over Smelling a Rat.
Boston Theatre Works renovates Our Town and Ellen Pfeifer says it doesn't need it.
Jeffrey Gantz says that Onegin is Boston Ballet at its best.
Twyla Tharp and Billy Joel move out in New York, Paul Taylor drops in on Boston and Marcia B. Siegel is there to see it all.
Michael Freedberg reads John Stauffer's The Black Hearts of Men: Radical Abolitionists and the Transformation of Race and finds that John Brown's story is the only one not hemmed in by the author's thesis.
In State of the art, Mike Miliard talks to poster boy Camden Joy.
Hot Dots -- Sunday (2) 7:00 Rough Science: A chemist, two physicists, a botanist, and a virologist go to a desert island. Whether we'll have face-the-camera asides remains to be seen.
Dining Out : Red Fez
On the Cheap : Hi Protein Lo Fat Know Fat Grille & Café
Noshing & Sipping : Dancing Deer maple pumpkin with cranberries cake
Best Music Poll 2002
Fall 2002 Band Guide
The 4th annual Best issue