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Table of contents for week of February 13, 2003
NEWS & FEATURES
On any given night, more than 200 of Boston's homeless choose to stay out on the street. Is there anything Pine Street Inn's outreach teams can do about it? Chris Wright finds out.
Faced with a sharp new governor and some dissension in his own ranks, the mighty House Speaker seems to have gone a bit wobbly. Seth Gitell explains.
Our MBA president has gone and hired an ad executive to sell American foreign policy, in the guise of "public diplomacy," around the globe. The international public isn't buying it, says Richard Byrne, least of all in the Islamic world.
Right-wing conservatives have pursued a complaint brought by a creationist biology student looking to get into med school, and now even John Ashcroft's Justice Department may get into the act. Michael Bronski reports.
As the state budget crunch tightens, health and human services are feeling the squeeze. But if things look bad now, says Kristen Lombardi, wait until the 2004 budget comes out.
In the Phoenix editorial, we contend that Saddam is containable, decry Bush's deceitful tax plan, and take a terrible federal-appeals-court decision to task.
In "Out There," Rebecca Wieder wonders: Duty-free?
In "Urban Buy," thanks to Genevive Rajewski's bracing winter drinks, you’ll be loving the cold.
Plus, this just in:
SICK CALL : Kerry and cancer
THE SCENE : Weekend nights at the Westway
GOOD FOR US : Praise and prizes from NEPA
PROTEST PROJECT : Impeach George Bush!
UNCIVIL LIBERTIES : Trial delayed again for RNC2K activist
MEDIA FIRESTORM : A reporter experiences reporting from the other side
Letters to the editor
In Arts news, Our guide to getting cuddly on Valentine's Day, and more
In Galleries and Museums, Randi Hopkins on traveling Scholars at the MFA,and Beauford Delaney at the Sert Gallery
Tan Dun draws a global map, plus Richard Goode and the Boston Phil in Classical by David Weininger.
In Theater, Sally Cragin finds no strings attached as Puppetry of the Penis comes to town.
In Performance, Jeffrey Gantz crows over Boston Ballet’s La Fille Mal Gardée.
Plan your week:
Sean Richardson says Billy Corgan has found a souped-up new rock vehicle in Zwan.
In Cellars by Starlight, Ted Drozdowski on Robin Lane's return to the Chartbusters.
Jon Garelick on Guaranteed Swahili's crazy eights.
Franklin Bruno on Gerard Langley and his Blue Aeroplanes.
In Frequencies, Josh Kun on the Midwestern folk of Greg Brown.
Lloyd Schwartz on Leonard Slatkin with the BSO, Stanislav Ioudenitch, and Franz Welser-Möst.
Also, live reviews of the Pretenders at the Orpheum, Keith Rowe and Toshimaru Nakamura at the Cambridge YMCA , and the Donnas at the Paradise.
And last but not least, Roadtripping.
Also, short reviews of:
Eleni Mandell : COUNTRY FOR TRUE LOVERS
Beth Boucher : MESS YOU UP
Phil Aiken : DON’T LOOK DOWN
Clarence Bucaro : SWEET CORN
50 Cent : GET RICH OR DIE TRYIN'
Kinski : AIRS ABOVE YOUR STATION
Nada Surf : LET GO
Loren King says Queer-O-Rama has something for everyone.
In Filmculture, Gerald Peary says Maya Deren defined the avant-garde.
Also, short reviews of:
LOST IN LA MANCHA
THE JUNGLE BOOK 2
Carolyn Clay watches ART and SITI settle La Dispute.
Clay sees Nickel and Dimed flattened on stage, and the Lyric revisits The Cradle Will Rock.
Marcia B. Siegel says Richard Move does it all for you.
Christopher Millis on Carsten Höller at the ICA and Joseph Kosuth at the Gardner.
William Corbett on Sean Singer's jazz poetry and more.
Nina Willdorf looks into Jessica Shattuck's gimlet eye.
Joyce Millman on BBC America's comedy cornucopia. Hot Dots -- Thursday 13, (4) Survivor: The Amazon. We'd take Miss Maple against the lot of them.
Dining Out: Tea Tray in the Sky
On the Cheap : Bagel Plus Café
Noshing & Sipping : Bread & Circus handmade sausage
Best Music Poll 2002
Fall 2002 Band Guide
The 6th annual Best issue