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Table of contents for week of February 6, 2003
NEWS & FEATURES
Kristen Lombardi reports on five social-justice initiatives Beacon Hill should carry out in spite of the state's fiscal crisis.
Seth Gitell says Democrats with their eyes on the prize will have to tend to four matters if they want to win in New Hampshire.
Thanks to the federal courts, Harvey Silverglate reports, things may not be as bleak as they now appear for the rights of US citizens deemed 'enemy combatants' in the war on terror.
Long a dynamic microcosm of our mercurial nation, Dorchester (and places like it) will define American cuisine in the 21st century. Ruth Tobias explains.
Tamara Wieder talks with Eve Bridburg who, with her Grub Street devotees, hopes to turn the nonprofit into Boston's center of literary arts.
In the Phoenix editorial, we says the State House and the White House should both get real about our fiscal crisis.
In 'Out There,' Steve Almond says screw Jack Frost.
Christine Junge skips the chocolates and heads straight for the sex toys in "Urban Buy".
Plus, this just in:
IN MEMORIAM : Leslie A. Fiedler, 1917–2003
PRODUCTION RITES : Phil Spector’s weird ride
CLARIFICATION : Covering Guernica isn’t another boob job
NATIONAL GRIEF : The politics of disaster
TALKING POLITICS : Pete Hamill on Bobby Kennedy
CITY HALL : City-council field forming
Letters to the editor
In Arts news, best of what's ahead of us on the arts calendar.
In Galleries and Museums, Randi Hopkins on bookish Steve Zevitas
Franz takes Cleveland, plus the BSO and the BCMS in Classical by David Weininger.
In Theater, David Copperfield grants an American wish for Nina Maclaughlin.
In Performance, Sally Cragin talks to a Disney mermaid on ice.
Plan your week:
Ted Drozdowski says the Pretenders stay true to Chrissie Hynde's Muse.
In Cellars by Starlight, Ted Drozdowski on the six-string slinging of Mark Dwinell, Allen Devine, and Tim Mungenast.
Joseph Patel hears Dead Prez take on the power.
Jonathan Perry on rising star Kathleen Edwards.
Lloyd Schwartz on the insinuations of Neeme Järvi at the BSO, Emmanuel's Schubert, the Borromeo's Mozart and Bartók.
Also, live reviews of Hookah Brown at the House of Blues, John Tchicai and the Either/Orchestra at the ICA Theater , and Junior Vasquez at Avalon.
And last but not least, Roadtripping.
Also, short reviews of:
Crooked Fingers : RED DEVIL DAWN
John Fahey : RED CROSS
Jeff Hanson : SON
Benny Green and Russell Malone : JAZZ AT THE BISTRO
Kasse Mady Diabate : KASSI KASSE
Frank Morey : THE DELMARK SESSIONS
Peter Keough says Oscar this year opts for non-involvement.
Keough also hears The Quiet American makes some noise.
In Filmculture, Gerald Peary sees vintage avant-garde at the HFA.
Also, short reviews of:
RIVERS AND TIDES
HOW TO LOSE A GUY IN 10 DAYS
DELIVER US FROM EVA
FINAL DESTINATION 2
Iris Fanger on Mummenschanz Next.
Brett Milano says Mamma Mia! takes it all.
Carolyn Clay watches Neil LaBute examine life and art.
In State of the art, the Gardner promises a hot time to all, according to Jeffrey Gantz.
Marcia B. Siegel sees Anna Myer at the Tsai Center.
Mike Miliard flips through some comics that go beyond the drawing board.
Richard C. Walls reviews Richard Price's return to Dempsey.
Hot Dots -- Thursday 6, 9:00 (44) Miss Marple: 4:50 from Paddington. Agatha Christie's Miss Marple takes advantage of the fact that British trains run on time to solve a murder.
Dining Out: Soya’s
On the Cheap : Pig’s Pizza
Noshing & Sipping : Young’s Luxury Double Chocolate Stout
Best Music Poll 2002
Fall 2002 Band Guide
The 6th annual Best issue