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Table of contents for week of January 16, 2003

NEWS & FEATURES

In its six years of life, Slate has become something of a bellwether of online journalism. If that's the measure, things look pretty good. Now, says Richard Byrne, if only the mag could wean itself from the Microsoft teat.

In Talking Politics, our notoriously workaday mayor may just have a vision for the city - and for his own political survival. Seth Gitell talks with him.

Few sportswriters, if any, could piss off readers in quite the soul-searing way Will McDonough could. Damn, says Sean Glennon, he was good.

Gay organizations are taking a variety of positions on a non-gay issue: whether to go to war in Iraq. Ironically, this marks not only the maturation of the gay movement, says Michael Bronski, but also a return to its origins in a politics of broad social change.

Custom cars, buxom blondes, and little people: a day in the life of the World of Wheels auto show. Chris Wright reports back.

In our Get a Job supplement, Nina MacLaughlin gets tips from career counselors, and David Valdes Greenwood suggests trying a field thatís looking for labor.

In our weekly Q&A, Tamara Wieder talks with New England native Spencer King, who helps emerging nations attract tourists.

In the Phoenix editorial we look at the state of the city and contend that media conglomeration doesn't work.

In "Out There," David Valdes Greenwood ponders Information overload.

In Urban Buy, Genevieve Rajewski beats the winter blahs with citrus-inspired goods

Plus, this just in:

STRANGE BEDFELLOWS : Court-reform activists cozy up with right-wingers
IN MEMORIAM : Maurice Gibb, 1949Ė2003
Q&A : Hacker hell
LAW : Justice denied
Q&A : Boston city councilor Felix Arroyo
FILM : Critical situation?



Letters to the editor
Moon Signs
Dr. Lovemonkey


EDITORS' PICKS

In Arts news, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and more

In Galleries and Museums, Randi Hopkins takes Carsten HŲller's wild ride at the ICA

David Weininger takes another winter journey in Classical.

In Theater, Sally Cragin hears Bob Balaban defends The Exonerated

In Performance, Iris Fanger on SeŠn Curranís all-ages show.

Plan your week:
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MUSIC

Ted Drozdowski on the Southern rock by North Mississippi Allstars, Jim Dickinson, Lucero, and Will Kimbrough.

In Cellars by Starlight, Brett Milano sees Gigolo Aunts and Velvet Crush go West.

Jon Garelick on Charles Lloyd's maverick modes in Giant Steps.

In Slanguistics,Jon Caramanica says Common is revising his legacy with Electric Circus .

Sean Richardson heralds Opeth's return with two epic albums.

Franklin Bruno introduces us to Columbus's Great Plains scene.

Lloyd Schwartz on James Levine's leadership of the BSO; plus tenor Ben Heppner.

And last but not least, Roadtripping.

Also, short reviews of:
Simple Plan : NO PADS, NO HELMETS . . . JUST BALLS
Junior Vasquez : EARTH MUSIC 2
Thirdimension : PROTECT US FROM WHAT WE WANT
Radio Vago : BLACK & WHITE PHOTO ENTERPRISE
Calla : TELEVISE
Mellowdrone : A DEMONSTRATION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Magic Sam : ROCKINí WILD IN CHICAGO


FILM

Peter Keough says the HFA's 'Crossing Borders' catches the next wave

Chris Fujiwara says Blackboards is a class act.

In Filmculture, Gerald Peary on director Samira Makhmalbaf's Blackboards jungle.



Also, short reviews of:
SWEET SIXTEEN
KANGAROO JACK
JUST MARRIED
CHEKHOVíS MOTIFS



THEATER

Carolyn Clay says Peter Sellars surrounds The Children of Herakles.

Iris Fanger says Wellesley captures Anna Karenina.

Carolyn Clay watches the New Rep revive Godot.

Ellen Pfeifer says MRT's Old Wicked Songs is in tune.

BOOKS

Peter Keough finds Jay Cantor's new Great Neck an exhausting ride.

TELEVISION

Clif Garboden is watching as PBS revisits a brutal race murder.

Hot Dots --MONDAY 7:30 (5) The King Years: The Boston Story. No, no, not Ed King - Martin Luther King. The story of his time at BU. (Until 8 p.m.)

FOOD

Dining Out: Saint
On the Cheap : El Coqui Restaurant
Noshing & Sipping : Chez Henriís pressed Cuban sandwich

SPECIALS

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









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