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Table of contents for week of July 4, 2003
NEWS & FEATURES
From the Red Sox organization to State House xenophobes, there were more than enough worthy contestants for this year's Muzzles, says Dan Kennedy. And just who were New England's 10 worst abusers of civil liberties? The envelopes, please.
The Boston archdiocese has long promised to settle with victims of clergy sex abuse. But with no settlement offer forthcoming after four moratoriums on legal action, says Kristen Lombardi, victims are running out of patience - and heading back to court.
Scott Hefflon is snide, self-absorbed, and he stinks. He's also the reason upstart rock mag Lollipop has survived a decade. Camille Dodero explains.
Think you've got a fun career? Try writing a guide to the new sexual universe, says Tamara Wieder.
In the Phoenix editorial we say same-sex couples deserve the right of marriage. Plus, Governor Romney's bad budget.
In "Out There," Steve Almond dicks around.
Fight sun exposure with clothes, lotions, and other potions. Christine Junge shows us how in "Urban Buy."
Plus, this just in:
SUPREME COURT DECISION : The sodomy stories
HATE MAIL : Off-the-rack rancor
CUT TIME : Romney vetoes health and human services
BIBLIOFILE : Book learning
Letters to the editor
In Arts news, Somerville may censor performances at 108, Mel Brooks appears at The Producers, and more.
In Galleries and Museums, Summer shows at Barbara Krakow, Howard Yezerski, and Brickbottom
Tanglewood brings sweet music to the Berkshires again in in Classical.
Plan your week:
State of the art
Sean Richardson on the resurgence of Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Allman Brothers Band.
Carly Carioli appraises the new look (and sound) of Metallica.
In Cellars by Starlight, Ted Drozdowski sees Maybe Baby and Bourbon Princess shed light on darkness.
Franklin Bruno on Cobra Verde and My Dad Is Dead.
Damon Krukowski wonders if perpetual war could cut us off from world music.
Brett Milano says Steve Winwood kicks out the jams.
Jeff Ousborne on Gillian Welch's Soul Journey.
Also live reviews of the Iggy Pop at the FleetBoston Pavillion Norah Jones and Gillian Welch at FleetBoston Pavilion , and Guster at Government Center .
And last but not least, Roadtripping.
Also, short reviews of:
Edwyn Collins : DOCTOR SYNTAX
R.L. Burnside : FIRST RECORDINGS
Bruce Cockburn : YOU’VE NEVER SEEN EVERYTHING
Randy Weston : MOSAIC SELECT 4
Northern State : DYING IN STEREO
Dennis Brown : THE PROMISED LAND
Peter Keough says it's an off year for the Gallic Film Fest at the MFA.
In Filmculture, Gerald Peary says Davis scores twice at P-Town.
Also, short reviews of:
LEGALLY BLONDE 2: RED, WHITE & BLONDE
SINBAD: LEGEND OF THE SEVEN SEAS
TERMINATOR 3: RISE OF THE MACHINES
Iris Fanger on Threepenny, Funny Girl, and Nijinsky out west.
Carolyn Clay on Midsummer at the Publick.
At long last, Carolyn Clay sees The Producers in Boston.
Marcia B. Siegel on The Music Hall Follies in Portsmouth, the Saigon Water Puppets, and Frente de Danza Independiente.
Ted Drozdowski on Danny Goldberg's sizing up of the Democrats
Hotdots : Tuesday 8:00 (2) The Natural History of the Chicken. A truly strange documentary about chickens - headless ones IIed. Worth a look. (Until 9:30 p.m.)
Dining Out: Somalia
On the Cheap : Italian Café
Noshing & Sipping : Hendrick’s Gin
Guide to Summer 2003
Best Music Poll 2003
Spring 2003 Band Guide
The 6th annual Best issue