Table of contents for week of March 27, 2003
NEWS & FEATURES
No matter how hard they try, says Kristen Lombardi, the media can't get the antiwar movement to fit any of their templates.
The US can't violate international law on the battlefield, then cry foul with any credibility when others do it. Or can it? That's exactly what happened under Bush I, it's already happening again under Bush II, and, says Richard Byrne, it's prompting an interesting debate.
From bombs away to embedded reporters, the media war has provided some striking images - but not much context. Dan Kennedy explains.
The Bush administration convinced many Americans to go to war by claiming Iraqis would welcome our troops as liberators. Things are turning out to be a little more complicated than that, says Seth Gitell.
Camille Dodero says Little Joe Cook is Legendary with a capital "L."
In the Phoenix editorial, we contend that neither stifling news nor squelching dissent is good for democracies at war.
In "Out There," Rebecca Wieder meditates on being un-yoga.
Jeffrey Klineman has tips for making the bathroom a special place in "Urban Buy."
Plus, this just in:
WORD PROCESSING : ‘Muggle’ makes the OED
SITE SEEING : In Baghdad, a passionate, human voice
CITY HALL : Allston library honors Honan
DEPT. OF MISFITS : Osama in a dress! Saddam in S&M gear! All for less than $50!
LISTEN TO THIS: Pixies to return to FNX
DEPT. OF CORRECTIONS : Holding prisons accountable
DEPT. OF SELF-PROMOTION : Spreading the word
Letters to the editor
In Arts news, Oscars and the war, and more
In Galleries and Museums, Randi Hopkins chooses Toale House, or Bernie's new South End digs
David Weininger on The Brentano Bach and more in Classical.
In Theater, Sally Cragin on Shakespeare's 154 at the BPL.
In Performance, Iris Fanger previews Eiko & Koma and September 11.
Plan your week:
State of the art
Carly Carioli says Kelly Osbourne does her old man proud.
In Cellars by Starlight, Brett Milano has the latest on Francine and Dave Aaronoff and the Details.
Franklin Bruno on Lord Kitchener in '50s England.
In Giant Steps, Jon Garelick on Daniel Ian Smith's community of jazz.
Ken Micallef on Susanne Abbuehl, Luciana Souza, and Grammy girl Norah Jones.
SINGING INTO SPRING:
Lloyd Schwartz on Teatro Lirico's Boris, Cecilia's Brahms Requiem, David Robertson at the BSO, and BAM's Tosca.
Also, live reviews of Cave In and Piebald at Avalon and The Vandermark 5 at the Artists-at-Large Gallery.
And last but not least, Roadtripping.
Also, short reviews of:
Swingin’ Utters : DEAD FLOWERS, BOTTLES, BLUEGRASS, AND BONES
The Ataris : SO LONG, ASTORIA
Ministry : ANIMOSITISOMINA
R.L. Burnside : NO MONKEYS ON THE TRAIN
Ms. Dynamite : A LITTLE DEEPER
Stefon Harris : THE GRAND UNIFICATION THEORY
Various Artists : WE’RE A HAPPY FAMILY: A TRIBUTE TO THE RAMONES
Loren King says mother knows best in Laurel Canyon.
In Filmculture, Gerald Peary on Cholodenko and company at Cannes.
Also, short reviews of:
NIRGENDWO IN AFRIKA/NOWHERE IN AFRICA
HEAD OF STATE
VIEW FROM THE TOP
BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM
Iris Fanger on Michael Healey's The Drawer Boy at Merrimack.
Ellen Pfeifer sees Stoneham stand up to Steinbeck.
Liza Weisstuch watches Company One recycle Ping Chong.
Christopher Millis on an international conference that's flooded the market.
Richard C. Walls ingests six books about getting loaded.
John Freeman reads into ZZ Packer's people, who try to escape themselves.
Hot Dots -- FRIDAY 7:00 (4) Basketball. Our un-elected president may have redefined March madness, but nothing stops the NCAA.
Dining Out: Craigie Street Bistrot
On the Cheap : Café Podima
Noshing & Sipping : Rock Bottom Beer of the Week
Best Music Poll 2002
Fall 2002 Band Guide
The 6th annual Best issue