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Table of contents for week of December 5, 2002

NEWS & FEATURES

A triumvirate of old evildoers -- Henry Kissinger, John Poindexter, and Strom Thurmond -- is back in the news again. Michael Bronski asks why the press isn't all over them.

In Talking Politics, Seth Gitell says Al Gore should do a lot more reckoning with his political past before he decides to run for president again.

Feeling logy on Thanksgiving Day? Sean Glennon wonders whether it was the tryptophan in the turkey or the trippily slow-motion Patriots.

Ruth Tobias looks at the overlooked on Beacon Street.

In the Phoenix editorial, we tell Kerry to be bold and Bulger to speak.

In Out There, Tamara Wieder gets personal.

Kate Cohen gets a leg up on leg warmers in Urban Buy.

Plus, this just in:

Q&A : Talking with Bay Windowsí new editor
MARRIAGE VOWS : How J.Lo can you go?
TALKING POLITICS : Kerry tends to the home fires
COUNTER-PROTEST : Jesus Has Two Mommies draws fire from Catholics
FILM : The wolf minding the chicken coop
TOWN MEETING : Stop sexual violence
CITY HALL : Which way will the Allston-Brighton city-council race go?


Letters to the editor
Moon Signs
Dr. Lovemonkey


EDITORS' PICKS

In Arts news, Artists Rigoberto Mena Santana and Barbara Kruger come to town

In Galleries and Museums, Randi Hopkins talks to curator Sue Reed about the upcoming "Impressions of Light" show at the MFA

David Weininger on Pierre Boulez in Classical.

In Theater, Iris Fanger explains the Arev Armenian Folk Ensemble.

In Performance, Ted Drozdowski talks with Jon Stewart.

Plan your week:
This week
Hot Tix
Future Events
Next Weekend


MUSIC

Franklin Soults asks whether Faith Hill and Tim McGraw are the Bill and Hillary of country music.

Franklin Bruno celebrates the 25th anniversary of The Mekons.

Banning Eyre on the return of the Nonesuch Explorer Series.

Matt Ashare reviews Lou Reed's Live Take No Prisoners.

Michael Endelman ranks Jay-Z as rap's #1 -- for now.

Lloyd Schwartz checks out the BSO's Hšnsel und Gretel, BAM's The Pirates of Penzance, and Barenboim.

In Giant Steps, Jon Garelick listens to and looks at Oliver Jackson and Marty Ehrlich's "paint" jazz.

In State of the art, Ted Drozdowski on the Bentmen's Ulcer Gulch.

And last but not least, Roadtripping.

Also, short reviews of:
Jimi Hendrix : BLUE WILD ANGEL: JIMI HENDRIX LIVE AT THE ISLE OF WIGHT
The Church : PARALLEL UNIVERSE
Cephas & Wiggins : SOMEBODY TOLD THE TRUTH
Large Professor : 1ST CLASS
Morelenbaum2/Sakamoto : CASA
Miguel Mig : COLORFUL YOU
Joseph Arthur : REDEMPTIONíS SON


FILM

Loren King says The Trials of Henry Kissinger struck a timely note even before Henry the K got his new job.

In Film Culture, Gerald Peary on Ed Sikov's biography of Peter Sellers Mr. Strangelove.

Also, short reviews of:
PERSONAL VELOCITY
EQUILIBRIUM
ANALYZE THAT
EXTREME OPS
EMPIRE



THEATER

Carolyn Clay says Stones in His Pockets is a letdown.

DANCE

Jeffrey Gantz explains why Boston Ballet's annual Nutcracker is a blockbuster.

BOOKS

Mike Miliard reads Robert Coover's pomo porno, The Adventures of Lucky Pierre: The Director's Cut.

TELEVISION

Joyce Millman watches Boomtown arrive with a bang and the fourth season of The Sopranos fizzle out.

Hot Dots -- Thursday 9:00 (5) Dear Santa. Jim Belushi, Joe Piscopo, and Usher answer letters to Santa. In person. Merry Christmas, kid.

FOOD

Dining Out : Super 88 Market Food Connection
On the Cheap : Stars on Huntington
Noshing & Sipping : Cambridge Brewing Company jazz brunch

SPECIALS

Best Music Poll 2002
Fall 2002 Band Guide
The 6th annual Best issue
 









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