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Table of contents for week of April 3, 2003
NEWS & FEATURES
Seth Gitell contemplates how John Kerry might debate Bush on the war in Iraq - which is likely to be a major campaign issue in 2004.
Dan Kennedy offers a round-up of how the local media are covering the war.
Michael Bronski says there are plenty of ways to support our troops without engaging in meaningless rhetoric.
Saturday's anti-war protest in Boston had a new look, suggesting that the previously sloppy, ideologically convoluted peace movement is moving toward maturity. David Valdes-Greenwood reports.
When, if ever, asks Richard Byrne, is it appropriate to take out media installations during wartime?
City and state officials handle urban planning in other parts of Boston with care, but when it comes to the Red Sox, they're all largesse. How, asks Stephen M. Mindich, can other Fenway businesses compete?
In our Q&A Tamara Wieder talks with author Lilly Golden, who put together a compilation of fiction based on that most common of woes: getting dumped.
In the Phoenix editorial, we say it's time to take a deep breath.
In "Out There," Chris Berdik laments a taxing situation.
Genevieve Rajewski welcomes April in Paris in "Urban Buy."
Plus, this just in:
CULTURAL BAROMETER : And they say Americans have no taste
BRAVE WORDS : Speech therapy for Bush
THE LULL : No news is bad news
MEDIA MELEE : Perle, Rivera, Arnett — gone
CITY HALL : Fast track
Letters to the editor
In Arts news, the summer in theater.
In Galleries and Museums, Randi Hopkins focuses on the light and shadow of the drawings of Christopher Wilmarth
David Weininger on Chout and Perséphone, plus the Bach Collegium Japan and Robert Levin in Classical.
In Theater, Liza Weisstuch runs the fifth annual Boston Theater Marathon.
In Performance, Iris Fanger previews the Big Apple Circus on Fan Pier.
Plan your week:
State of the art
Hua Hsu probes the truth behind the tales of 50 Cent.
In Cellars by Starlight, Ted Drozdowski reports on Warren Zanes, Phil Aiken, and Stan Martin.
Sean Richardson sees AFI and the Blood Brothers take their punk mainstream.
Karen Iris Tucker hears Mary Gauthier dig up her own roots.
Matt Ashare watches R. Kelly stand his ground.
Lloyd Schwartz on Boston Lyric Opera's La rondine, and Collage's new music.
Also, live reviews of Turbonegro at the Webster Theatre, Zwan at the Orpheum, and Aubrey Ghent, Susan Tedeschi, and Kaki King at the Orpheum and House of Blues.
And last but not least, Roadtripping.
Also, short reviews of:
The Kills : KEEP ON YOUR MEAN SIDE
Boy Sets Fire : TOMORROW CAME TODAY
Chris Whitley : HOTEL VAST HORIZON
Kaki King : EVERYBODY LOVES YOU
The Notwist : NEON GOLDEN
Catherine Irwin : CUT YOURSELF A SWITCH
Gil Shaham/Jian Wang/Claudio Abbado/Berlin Philharmonic : BRAHMS: VIOLIN CONCERTO/DOUBLE CONCERTO
Chris Fujiwara says Robert Duvall's Assassination Tango is killer.
Loren King hears voices from the margin at the Boston International Festival of Women's Cinema.
In Filmculture, Gerald Peary on 'New Korean Cinema' at the MFA.
Also, short reviews of:
WHAT A GIRL WANTS
COWBOY BEBOP: THE MOVIE
SPIKE & MIKE’S SICK & TWISTED FESTIVAL OF ANIMATION
TILL HUMAN VOICES WAKE US
Carolyn Clay on Marina Carr's incestuous Ireland.
Jeffrey Gantz watches the Boston Ballet live the fantasies of Mr. B.
Marcia B. Siegel on Isaac and Nino de los Reyes at the BCA.
Mike Miliard on The Long Ball, Tom Adelman's remembrance of the '75 World Series.
Joyce Millman extolls the joys of Trading Spaces and What Not To Wear, plus Martin Short in Primetime Glick.
Hot Dots -- SUNDAY 9:00 (4) The Whole Nine Yards (movie). Dull-lived dentist Matthew Perry gets mobbed up with gangster neighbor Bruce "Kill the Arabs" Willis.
Dining Out: Teatro
On the Cheap : Ocean Coffee Roasters
Noshing & Sipping : Delirium Tremens golden beer
Best Music Poll 2002
Spring 2002 Band Guide
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