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Table of contents for the week of November 28, 2002
NEWS & FEATURES
Itís seems as if itís no longer a question of if, but of when the US goes to war with Iraq. And though the Bush administration may not be thrilled with the idea of open dialogue and public discourse, we are. So the Phoenix asked 33 of its staffers and freelance contributors to share their thoughts on expanding the War on Terrorism.
Sad to say, most football fans lace their cheers and jeers with homophobic garbage. How, Sean Glennon wonders, do gay fans stand it?
Thanks to the life-threatening work of war photographers, we've glimpsed some of the world's most violent battlegrounds. In his new book, Peter Howe brings together some of their best work. Tamara Wieder talks with him in our weekly Q&A.
In the Phoenix editorial, we speak out against Bush's cynical political war.
In Out There, Kris Frieswick counts sleep.
Christine Junge finds new ideas for wrapping paper in Urban Buy.
Plus, this just in:
BENEFIT : Ending female genital mutilation
POLITICAL MOVES : Patrick Guerriero to lead national Log Cabin Club
LOCKOUT : The culture gap
Letters to the editor
In Arts news, can't get enough of Mamma Mia!, famed art collection comes to Montreal and more
In Galleries and Museums, Randi Hopkins has the word on "Paper Prayers" and World AIDS Day.
Janowski brings Bartůk and Strauss to the BSO in Classical by David Wenninger.
In Theater, Iris Fanger goes beyond Balki with Bronson Pinchot.
In Performance, Iris Fanger finds 'Dance Straight Up!" with CRASHarts.
Plan your week:
Sean Richardson hears Shania Twain unleash more exclamation points.
Carly Carioli on survivors TLC and Missy Elliott.
Ted Drozdowski on the hip-hop blues of Chris Thomas King.
Matt Ashare sees Tom Petty and the Wallflowers struggle through an Eminem world.
In Slanguistics, Jon Caramanica on Eminem's true 8 Mile talents.
Josh Kun on Gilberto Gil's tribute to Bob Marley in Frequencies.
Lloyd Schwartz welcomes Christoph von DohnŠnyi back to the BSO and weighs in on Benjamin Zander's Mahler Third.
And last but not least, Roadtripping.
Also, short reviews of:
Tegan & Sara : IF IT WAS YOU
Various Artists : FROM CLARKSDALE TO HEAVEN: REMEMBERING JOHN LEE HOOKER
Ben Folds : BEN FOLDS LIVE
Steve Forbert : ANY OLD TIME
Ours : PRECIOUS
Elk City : HOLD TIGHT THE ROPES
DJ Jonathan Peters : SOUND FACTORY: THE 13TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY
Chris Fujiwara wails and gnashes teeth as Steven Soderbergh remakes Solaris.
Peter Keough lauds comic master Alexander Payne at the Harvard Film Archive.
Chris Fujiwara on Alexander Dovzhenko at the MFA.
In Film Culture, Gerald Peary on Arabian Nights, plus Adolph Eichmann: The Specialist and John Cusack in Better Off Dead.
Also, short reviews of:
FRIDAY AFTER NEXT
ADAM SANDLERíS EIGHT CRAZY NIGHTS
GO THE DISTANCE
THE BUSINESS OF FANCYDANCING
Carolyn Clay says Epic Proportions is no big deal.
Sally Cragin sees The Allergist's Wife come to Boston.
Marcia B. Siegel on Gamelan Galak Tika at MIT.
Christopher Millis on 'Time Share' at the new Art Interactive gallery.
Richard C. Walls reviews Terry Teachout's life of Mencken.
Hot Dots -- Friday, 8:00 (25) The Brady Bunch in the White House (movie). Don't know; don't care; don't watch. (Until 10 p.m.)
Dining Out : Rouge
On the Cheap : The Falafel Place
Noshing & Sipping : Kelpie Seaweed Ale
Best Music Poll 2002
Fall 2002 Band Guide
The 6th annual Best issue