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Table of contents for week of February 27, 2003

NEWS & FEATURES

While the nation prepares for war, reports Kristen Lombardi, Bush and his minions are conducting a stealth campaign to push through five ultraconservative domestic-policy initiatives.

Ian Donnis, our Providence Phoenix news editor, reflects on the horrible nightclub conflagration in Warwick, Rhode Island.

Governor Mitt Romney is going to have to get out there and mingle with the great unwashed if he wants to build the state's Republican Party. Seth Gitell explains.

Will America's muddled policy on international courts frustrate efforts to bring Saddam Hussein to justice? Richard Byrne reports.

America has never welcomed Burhan Raja with open arms. So why is the 22-year-old Pakistani joining the US Army? Camille Dodero finds out.

In the Phoenix editorial, we explain how the marriage between the Wang Center and the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company is more than evolutionary - it could set a revolutionary example if other arts groups follow its lead.

In "Out There," Steve Almond explains why he doesn't have kids.

Just in time for Mardi Gras, Christine Junge beads her own necklaces in "Urban Buy."

Plus, this just in:

BUDGET BLUES : Dollars and sense
COOPERATIVE ARTS : The Wang and the Commonwealth team up
SANDY KOUFAX : Outing gets another inning
RHODE ISLAND AFTERMATH : A hierarchy of death
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION : WZBC enlists Democracy Now!
HOUSE OF BLUES NOTE : Booker Teo Leyasmeyer dismissed



Letters to the editor
Moon Signs
Dr. Lovemonkey


EDITORS' PICKS

In Arts news, BPL display of material from local clubs detoured, March arts come in like a lion, and more

In Galleries and Museums, Randi Hopkins talks to Lorri Berenberg about the heart of art.

David Weininger reports on John Harbisonís Requiem plus BMOP, and Bird & the Avant-Garde at NEC Classical.

In Theater, Liza Weisstuch places a call to Kentucky to talk about Breath, Boom.

In Performance, the Girl in the Yellow Dress speaks -- to Iris Fanger.

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


MUSIC

In Frequencies, Josh Kun finds Alan Lomax and the river of black song.

Sean Richardson says System of a Down, Saliva, Chevelle, and Taproot are trying to put the hard stuff on top again.

Ted Drozdowski has the scoop on Tone-Cool's unlikely (and very real) success story.

Banning Eyre journeys to Mali's "Festival in the Desert".

Jon Garelick on Alan Silva's "conductions."

Lloyd Schwartz on Tan Dan, Yo-Yo Ma, and the Boston Symphony premiere The Map; plus, Ben Zander and the Boston Philharmonic do Beethoven and Shostakovich.

Also, live reviews of Paul Weller at the Orpheum, Paul Van Dyk at Avalon, and Nada Surf at the Middle East.

And last but not least, Roadtripping.

Also, short reviews of:
Supergrass : LIFE ON OTHER PLANETS
Bill Withers : STILL BILL
Omar Sosa : AYAGUNA: LIVE DUO CONCERT WITH GUSTAVO OVALLES
John Hammond : READY FOR LOVE
Cat Power : YOU ARE FREE
Jody Watley : MIDNIGHT LOUNGE
The All-American Rejects : THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS


FILM

Chris Fujiwara sees Van Sant, Damon, and Affleck take a hike in Gerry.
Peter Keough weighs in on Aleksandr Sokurov's Ark of triumph.

In Filmculture, Gerald Peary watches Gus, Matt, and Casey get lost.

Also, short reviews of:
ALL THE REAL GIRLS
CREMASTER 3
LE FATI IGNORANTI/HIS SECRET LIFE


THEATER

Scott T. Cummings sees ART map Eckert's musical odyssey.

Liza Weisstuch sees Zeitgeist link plays about bondage.

DANCE

Jeffrey Gantz watches Boston Ballet look for an audience.

Marcia B. Siegel on the Repertory at Boston Conservatory.

ART

Christopher Millis sees ceramic art get its due on and off Newbury Street.

A collector gives Mike Milliard and other comics fans a glimpse beneath the panels.

BOOKS

Julia Hanna reviews Adrian Nicole LeBlanc's Random Family.

TELEVISION

Hot Dots -- SUNDAY 8:30 (44) Mario Frangoulis: Sometimes I Dream. More often, he sings.

FOOD

Dining Out: Ritz-Carlton Dining Room
On the Cheap : Spa-Rific Soda Fountain
Noshing & Sipping : Yogi Computer De-Stress Tea

SPECIALS

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









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