Table of contents for week of March 6, 2003
NEWS & FEATURES
Mitt Romney's budget appears to do a pretty good job of preserving social services. But will the people who need such assistance really be served, asks Kristen Lombardi, or is this merely weasel accounting?
Despite massive readership, funding for Danny Schechter's Media Channel, a left-liberal international-news-media watchdog web site, is drying up. Just when we need it most, says Dan Kennedy.
Fred Rogers may have sounded a bit cloying to adult ears, but he really did know how to talk with children. Clif Garboden knows: he was on one of Mr. Rogers's earliest shows.
Imagine being arrested at age 19 on "morals violations" for having sex with another man in private, then seeing your name plastered all over the true-crime tabloids. It happened to George Mansour in 1953, and it's still happening across the country today. Michael Bronski reports.
Wherever the new readers are coming from, Chris Dreher finds, books of dissident opinion and politics are selling more than ever.
In our Q&A Jess Kilby talks with veteran politician Chellie Pingree, who's getting back in the game with a new position as president and CEO of Common Cause.
In the Phoenix editorial, we offer advice for dealing with a strange new world.
In "Out There," Kristen Marcum says marry me - at least for a while.
Kate Cohen says techie gadgets never had it so good in "Urban Buy."
Plus, this just in:
FOLLOW-UP : Topsy-turvy tribunals
STUDENT CAPERS : Penile dysfunction
PICKING PORTRAITS : Romney puts Volpe back up on the wall
ANTIWAR MOVES : Gambling for peace
BALLOT BOREDOM : No contest, no accountability
ART & ACTIVISM : In search of lost time
TECHNOLOGY : ‘Look Ma, no wires’ at the BPL
MOVIE NEWS : Moby debuts in Alien Sex Party
COMIC TURN : Dennis Miller scales the Rushmore of wrong-headedness
FOLLOW-UP : Charlotte Beers goes bye-bye
IN MEMORIAM : Othar Turner, 1908-2003
Letters to the editor
In Arts news, Valerie Wilder on the perception of Boston Ballet, and more
In Galleries and Museums, Randi Hopkins finds art and utility at the DeCordova.
David Weininger discovers that Bach wrote motets! Plus Margaret Lattimore and more choral stuff in Classical.
In Theater, Carolyn Clay talks to Arthur Laurents.
In Performance, Iris Fanger talks to Mark Morris about his way.
Plan your week:
Jonathan Perry says Kimchee has emerged as Boston's best new local label.
Sean Richardson watches CKY go from Jackass to genius.
Ted Drozdowski hears King Crimson take a Fripp trip.
Matt Ashare says Everclear stay down-to-earth on Slow Motion Daydream.
Lloyd Schwartz says Bernard Haitink and the BSO don't provide many surprises, but Nikolaus Harnoncourt does with the Vienna Philharmonic.
Also, live reviews of Blind Boys of Alabama and Otis Taylor, at the Somerville Theater, Alvin Youngblood Hart at Johnny D's, and Jeffrey Gantz reports back from multiple performances in Berlin .
And last but not least, Roadtripping.
Also, short reviews of:
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds : NOCTURAMA
Muggs : DUST
The Delgados : HATE
Count the Stars : NEVER BE TAKEN ALIVE
No Knife : RIOT FOR ROMANCE!
The Sea and Cake : ONE BEDROOM
The Chandler Travis Philharmonic : LLAMA RHYMES
Jeffrey Gantz says death haunts the 53rd Berlin Film Festival
Peter Keough on German cinema "After the war, Before the Wall" at the Harvard Film Archive.
In Filmculture, Im toten Winkel: Hitlers Sekretärin confirms the banality of evil for Gerald Peary.
Also, short reviews of:
BRINGING DOWN THE HOUSE
CRADLE 2 THE GRAVE
THE SAFETY OF OBJECTS
Sally Cragin says No Niggers, No Jews, No Dogs is welcome at New Repertory Theatre.
Steve Vineberg on Speakeasy's salute to Edward Kleban.
Jon Garelick says Puppetry of the Penis needs no props.
Carolyn Clay tags along as Trinity takes Stones in his Pockets to the pub.
Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts on Randall Kennedy's Interracial Intimacies: Sex, Marriage, Identity, and Adoption (Pantheon).
Hot Dots -- SATURDAY 8- 5:30 (2) He Touched Me: The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley. The King of Rock does the King of Kings.
Dining Out: Giuseppe’s
On the Cheap : Uptown Café
Noshing & Sipping : Herrell’s Renaissance Café buttermilk pancakes
Best Music Poll 2002
Fall 2002 Band Guide
The 6th annual Best issue