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Table of contents for week of May 2, 2003

NEWS & FEATURES

The budget negotiations on Beacon Hill are about more than the money, says Seth Gitell. The political futures of its three main players - Mitt Romney, Tom Finneran, and Robert Travaglini - also hang in the balance.

If some hawks viewed the Cold War as World War III, they now see the war on terrorism as World War IV - and expect it to be just as long and ideological. Richard Byrne takes a look at the ideas of former CIA director James Woolsey.

Even those who are critical of corporate power should think twice about the outcome of a case now before the Supreme Court that would limit Nike's free-speech rights. Dan Kennedy explains in Don't Quote Me.

In their new book Love the Sin, Janet R. Jakobsen and Ann Pellegrini call for basing legal arguments for gay rights on religious freedom. It's a great idea that could shake up the queer movement's MO, says Michael Bronski.

In the Phoenix editorial we urge support of the AIDS Action Committee.

In "Out There," Rebecca Wieder explains how the inner language police can kill your love life.

Genevieve Rajewski finds outdoor lighting solutions in "Urban Buy."

Plus, this just in:

FREE STUFF : Comics for all
POLITICS : Bob Graham goes to work
NISH SARAN TRIBUTE : Remembering a gay-activist filmmaker
IN MEMORIAM : Remembering Rob Stevens
IN MEMORIAM : Jerry Williams, 1923Ė2003
TELEVISION : Intellectualizing the idiot box
BENEFIT : The King and I


Letters to the editor
Moon Signs
Dr. Lovemonkey


EDITORS' PICKS

In Arts news, " Designing the Rose " at the BAC

In Galleries and Museums, the anxiety of influence at MITís List Center

Back Bay Choraleís presentation is part of a choral weekend in Classical.

In Theater, the American Repertory Theatre stages Pericles.

In Performance, Boston Ballet's Romeo and Juliet at the Wang.

Plan your week:
This week
Hot Tix
Future Events
Next Weekend
State of the art


MUSIC

In Cellars by Starlight, Officer May conjure Nirvana; the Explosion help others help themselves. Carly Carioli reports.

On American Life, says Sean Richardson, Madonna continues to do it.

Ted Drozdowski listens to a tribute to George and a new one from Ringo.

Jonathan Perry on Eamonn Vitt's post-Karate career.

In Frequencies,Josh Kun on Phil Spector's California dream.

Lloyd Schwartz on Tod Machover's Toy Symphony, plus the BPO and the BSO in their season finales.

Also, live reviews of Omar Sosa at the Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center, and Ute Lemper at Berklee Performance Center.

And last but not least, Roadtripping.

Also, short reviews of:
The Jayhawks : RAINY DAY MUSIC
Kelly Joe Phelps : SLINGSHOT PROFESSIONALS
Black Keys : THICKFREAKNESS
Lisa Stansfield : THE GREATEST HITS
Robbie Williams : ESCAPOLOGY
Off by One : OFF BY ONE
Various Artists : LIVE FROM THE RIVER MUSIC HALL VOLUME 3


FILM

Peter Keough says an overstuffed X-2: X-Men United falls apart.

Peter Keough on signs of change at the 19th Annual Boston Gay & Lesbian Film/Video Festival.

In Filmculture, Gerald Peary says the Independent Film Festival of Boston is worth celebrating.



Also, short reviews of:
REVEREND BILLY AND THE CHURCH OF STOP SHOPPING
THE REAL CANCUN
IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY


THEATER

Sally Cragin welcomes Craig Wright's vision of Minnesota to the Merrimack.

Carolyn Clay on a worthy Sweeney Todd and Side Show.

DANCE

Regarding Alvin Ailey, Marcia B. Siegel has no revelations at the Wang Theatre.

BOOKS

Steve Vineberg on Theodore Dreiser's An American Tragedy (Library of America).

TELEVISION

Joyce Millman weighs in on Dawson's Creek, Buffy, and the soul of the WB.

Hot Dots -- MONDAY 5 8:00 (5) ABC's 50th-Anniversary Blooper Celebration. Be still, our beating heart.

FOOD

Dining Out: Sunset Cantina
On the Cheap : Jimís Deli
Noshing & Sipping : Tu y Yo Cafť de Olla

SPECIALS

Best Music Poll 2003
Spring 2003 Band Guide
The 6th annual Best issue
 









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