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Table of contents for week of May 23, 2003
NEWS & FEATURES
State lawmakers are pruning funding for detox programs so severely, that it has all the markings of ideology. Not only will reduced funding lead to death for many, says Kristen Lombardi, it will cost more money.
In spite of the Bush administration's sexy photo ops and ringing declarations of victory in the campaigns against terrorism, Al Qaeda is still alive and well. Apparently, hubris hasn't gotten us very far.
The New York Times' Jayson Blair scandal is just one symptom of the mounting credibility crisis facing the media over the past few years. What accounts for it? Dan Kennedy finds out.
With its film The Faithful, Somerville-based Fish in the Hand Productions captures the tears, swoons, and - yes - souvenir warts of devotees of three of the world's biggest icons. Camille Dodero explains.
Plus, our Summer Reading special.
In our Q&A Tamara Wieder talks with Grace Guggenheim, who, In the wake of her documentarian father's death, works to promote his legacy and his final film.
In the Phoenix editorial we contend that society can't afford any more cuts to Medicaid.
In "Out There," Steve Almond says, "War? Mais oui!"
Genevieve Rajewski has tips for making your pet's summer the cat’s meow in "Urban Buy."
Plus, this just in:
INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE : The cost of peace
MEDIA : On (not) giving credit where it’s due
BIG HEARTS : Yukking it up for a good cause
SURREAL ESTATE : Who owns the moon?
FIRST AMENDMENT : The nonissue that will not go away
SMOKE OUT : The dumbest bar-scene law since Prohibition?
METAPHOR WATCH : Hit the road
Letters to the editor
In Arts news, Remembering June and Ives, plus a Norton recap, and more
In Galleries and Museums, ICA prize winner Douglas Weathersby
In Theater, Joey McIntyre’s still ticking
Plan your week:
State of the art
In Cellars by sStarlight, Carly Carioli on Powerman 5000, Read Yellow, and Araby.
Annie Zaleski says Ian McCulloch has left his melancholy behind.
Sean Richardson on Marilyn Manson and The Matrix Reloaded.
Jon Garelick explores Donal Fox's two worlds in Giant Steps.
Ted Drozdowski sees Fat Possum expanding beyond its African-American base.
Michael Freedberg offers up a defense of the French.
Also, live reviews of Lost Songs of Lennon & McCartney at the House of Blues, Scott Amendola Band at the Zeitgeist Gallery, and Avril Lavigne at Tsongas Arena .
And last but not least, Roadtripping.
Also, short reviews of:
Gary Lucas : OPERATORS ARE STANDING BY: THE ESSENTIAL GARY LUCAS 1988-1996
Jaga Jazzist : THE STIX
Patricia Kaas : PIANO BAR
The Long Winters : WHEN I PRETEND TO FALL
Prick : THE WRECKARD
Seether : DISCLAIMER
Blur : THINK TANK
Gary Susman says Jim Carrey is divine once more.
In Filmculture, Gerald Peary on Albert Maysles's cinéma-vérité.
Also, short reviews of:
A DECADE UNDER THE INFLUENCE
Carolyn Clay says Andrei Serban's Pericles has a rough voyage.
Scott T. Cummings talks to Philip Glass and David Henry Hwang about The Sound of a Voice.
Jeffrey Gantz on Boston Ballet's departing stars, and Pilobolus at the Shubert.
Marcia B. Siegel on Tapestry 2003, and Ann Carlson's Remedy.
Amy Finch on T Cooper's makeshift family.
Joyce Millman on Nigella Lawson's sensuous kitchen, and grand finales from Alias and The Guardian.
Hot Dots -- Thursday 29, 8:00 (5) Alien: Resurrection (movie). Two centuries after Sigourney Weaver fought off the alien, the big ugly bitch is back - the alien, that is.
Dining Out: Bambara
On the Cheap : K2 Café
Noshing & Sipping : Tequiza
Best Music Poll 2003
Spring 2003 Band Guide
The 6th annual Best issue