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Table of contents for week of January 2, 2003
NEWS & FEATURES
Hans Blix dolls, mascara floods, and Survivor: Yemen - Chris Wright offers his predictions for the coming year.
Sean Glennon watches the incomprehensible Patriots finish their up-and-down season on the up side.
Seth Gitell takes the measure of upcoming leadership changes in two of the three branches of government on Beacon Hill.
With the state's fiscal crisis growing and the governor-elect and House Speaker pledged not to raise taxes, health and human services face the funding chopping block. Kristen Lombardi reports.
Samuel R. Tyler says the Hub can look forward to reduced local aid, increased development, and a fresh-faced city council.
In the Phoenix editorial we explain how legalizing casino gambling can help fill the state's budget gap.
In "Out There," Chris Wright is facing 40 and loathing it.
Amy Sullivan hops on the corset bandwagon in Urban Buy.
Plus, this just in:
BIOCONTROVERSY : The gene machine
TECHNOLOGY : ‘Spam in your inbox’ isn’t as kinky as it sounds
PEACE THROUGH TECHNOLOGY : Planning for January 18
PEACE THROUGH LOCAL ACTION : Planning for January 18, part two
HISTORY LESSON : The gangs of Boston
Letters to the editor
In Arts news, Theater at the Y, "Stomp," and more
In Galleries and Museums, Randi Hopkins looks east at Harvard
David Weininger on James Levine at the BSO, plus Ben Heppner in Classical.
In Theater, Iris Fanger waits for Godot.
In Performance, Damon Krukowski previews Bonga's vist to Somerville.
Plan your week:
Matt Ashare remembers Joe Strummer and the Clash.
In Cellars by Starlight, Brett Milano catches up with the Bosstones.
Tristram Lozaw on blip-hop and Franco-pop.
Franklin Soults listens to the latest from Mariah Carey and Jennifer Lopez.
Jon Caramanica says Snoop Dogg comes out swinging with his best album in years.
Carly Carioli spills the beans on Cave In and looks ahead to the year in local rock.
Jon Garelick sees great guitars, hard bop, and more in jazz's coming year.
Lloyd Schwartz looks forward to James Levine and lots of world premieres. And last but not least, Roadtripping.
Also, short reviews of:
Youssou N’Dour : NOTHING’S IN VAIN (COONO DU RÉÉR)
Bert Seager Trio : PIONEER
Black Heart Procession : AMORE DEL TRÓPICO
Iron & Wine : THE CREEK DRANK THE CRADLE
Masta Ace : DISPOSABLE ARTS
Talib Kweli : QUALITY
George Shuller/ Shulldogs : Hellbent
Peter Keough says The Pianist is Roman Polanski's masterpiece.
Plus, Peter talks to Pianist star Adrien Brody.
Keough sees Hollywood building an agenda for 2003.
Is Harvey Weinstein Hollywood's biggest bully? Gerald Peary has an opinion in Filmculture.
Also, short reviews of:
LE BOSSU/ON GUARD
Carolyn Clay sees Peter Sellars adopt Herakles's children.
From Tony Curtis to Golda Meir, Liza Weisstuch looks ahead to a year on the stage. ART
Conceptual art on the Fenway, post-apartheid South African Art in Waltham, and a big slide at the ICA. Randi Hopkins gazes ahead.
Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts feels the black power of C.L.R. James.
Hot Dots -- THURSDAY 11:00 a.m. (5) Meet Mitt and Kerry. It's true. Mitt Romney was elected governor of Massachusetts. He (and his scary little pal Kerry) take over today. Here's your chance to suffer through the inauguration. (Until 2007.)
On the Cheap : Dado Tea
Noshing & Sipping : Regenie’s Treasure Crisps
Best Music Poll 2002
Fall 2002 Band Guide
The 6th annual Best issue