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Table of contents for week of July 11, 2003
NEWS & FEATURES
As North Korea's "Great Leader" Kim Jong Il leads his country along a collision course with Washington, his people seem ready to die for their beloved general. For now, says Jonathan Watts, it is impossible to imagine that regime change will ever come from within.
Going straight may be the toughest battle former Whitey Bulger leg-breaker Eddie MacKenzie may ever have to fight. Chris Wright reports.
Andrew Jarecki's documentary Capturing the Friedmans, about a middle-class family torn asunder by allegations of child sexual abuse, succeeds as cinema - but, says Harvey Silverglate, it fails as a search for truth.
After 13 years in prison for crimes he says he did not commit, Jesse Friedman talks with Michael Bronski about his father, his family, and the movie that demonstrates his innocence.
The awards, honors, and superlatives have been rolling in since she first picked up toque and tongs, but Tamara Wieder finds that renowned chef Lydia Shire is not one to rest on her laurels.
In the Phoenix editorial we contend that Romney's budget vetoes are an abdication of governmental responsibility.
In "Out There," Kris Frieswick is in a boatload of trouble.
Kate Cohen finds a new spin on an old favorite in "Urban Buy."
Plus, this just in:
JAILBREAK : Big-house alternatives
IN MEMORIAM : Barry White, 1944–2003
RANT : The bicycle thief
MEDIA : An open letter to Michael Savage’s local station
DEPT. OF PERVERSE LOGIC : Doing it doggy-style on the homophobic right
PERFORMANCE ART : Live half-nude girl in Somerville — again!
Letters to the editor
In Arts news, The losses of Mikey Dee and Robert McCloskey, plus poetry, film and star sightings.
In Galleries and Museums, '4 Elements’ at Forest Hills and ‘South Enders 2’ at the Mills Gallery.
In Theater, Frank Speiser’s cross-cultural memoir.
Plan your week:
State of the art
Carly Carioli says Lisa Marie plays her cards close to her chest.
In Cellars by Starlight, Sean Richardson on Darkbuster and the Unseen.
Ted Drozdowski on Dave Gahan and Martin Gore in solo mode.
Ken Micallef tries to get a grip on the head Eel.
Josh Kun hears Jarabe de Palo and others open a new Spain.
Jeffrey Gantz looks for someone to speak up for Mahler's Third.
Lloyd Schwartz listens to some DVDs.
Also live reviews of Metallica at Gillette Stadium, Pearl Jam at the Tweeter Center, and Neil Young and Crazy Horse at the Tweeter Center.
And last but not least, Roadtripping.
Also, short reviews of:
The Gossip : MOVEMENT
Pat Metheny : ONE QUIET NIGHT
Styx : CYCLORAMA
Fountains of Wayne : WELCOME INTERSTATE MANAGERS
The New Pornographers : ELECTRIC VERSION
Darrell Nulisch : TIMES LIKE THESE
Skating Club : BUGS AND FLOWERS
Steve Vineberg remembers Katharine Hepburn.
In Filmculture, Gerald Peary says Ozon, Rampling & Sagnier get along Swimming-ly.
Also, short reviews of:
FELLINI: I’M A BORN LIAR
LOVE THE HARD WAY
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL
Carolyn Clay says Jacques Brel shines in Gloucester.
Sally Cragin sees Jay O. Sanders take on the Scot.
William Corbett on Joe LeSueur's take on Frank O'Hara.
Hotdots : Thursday 17: 9:00 (2) Wide Angle. Tonight's show looks at the battle between a Pakistani rock band and the local fundamentalist mullahs. (Until 10 p.m.)
Dining Out: George: An American Tavern
On the Cheap : Café Mirror
Noshing & Sipping : Z Street Brewing Company beer
Guide to Summer 2003
Best Music Poll 2003
Spring 2003 Band Guide
The 6th annual Best issue