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Table of contents for week of November 21, 2003

NEWS & FEATURES

In the wake of the Goodridge decision, says Camille Dodero, right-wing cable newscasts performed all too predictably.

The next stage in the battle for same-sex marriage rights - which will be fought out in the state legislature - promises to be real nasty. Kristen Lombardi and Susan Ryan-Vollmar report.

Liberals have been truly derelict in ceding the language of morality to the religious right, says Dan Kennedy, contenting themselves with court rulings and legalisms.

Harvey A. Silverglate says the strength of the SJC's ruling in Goodridge can be seen by comparing it with the weaknesses of the bench's dissenting opinions.

In a new political biography of Howard Dean, a team of veteran reporters from Vermont gives us a balanced picture of the man who's emerged as the Democratic front-runner. Dan Kennedy thinks it could affect the races in New Hampshire and Iowa.

Just because you live on or near a college campus doesn't mean you have to stick to dining-hall fare, says David Valdes-Greenwood - especially if you have our guide to great dining options near local campuses.

If What Not to Wear's Stacy London and Clinton Kelly have anything to say about it, hidden-camera footage of all your fashion blunders may soon be making its way to national television. Tamara Wieder talks to them.

In the Phoenix editorial, we offer a three-part response to Goodridge.

In "Out There," Steve Almond has some unsolved mysteries.

In "Urban Buy," Liza Weisstuch is here to serve.

Letters to the editor

Moon Signs

Plus, this just in:

  • CITY GOVERNMENT A majority of city councilors backs SJC decision
  • GLAD The plaintiffs rejoice
  • REACTION Gay marriage and the Puritan kernel
  • CONSERVATIVE OPPOSITION The right mobilizes


    EDITORS' PICKS

    In Arts News, Photographer helps orphans, artists work to save venue and more

    In Performance, Oklahoma! comes to PBS

    In Theater, John Kuntz and the Kringle Kult

    In Galleries and Museums, Films by and about William Kentridge

    In Classical, Opera Boston's Candide, Handel and Haydn's Messiah

    In State of the Art, The Nightwatchman, Billy Bragg, and Steve Earle tell it like it is

    Plan your week:

  • This week
  • Hot Tix
  • 8 Days
  • Future Events
  • Next Weekend
  • MUSIC

    Sean Richardson gives an earnest shout-out to Thursday, Thrice, and Coheed and Cambria.

    Ted Drozdowski celebrates local harp master Jerry Portnoy's 60th with a bang.

    Josh Kun blurs the musical borders of the Middle East.

    Jon Garelick on Craig Taborn and the Fender Rhodes.

    Brett Milano welcomes International Pop Overthrow to Central Square.

    Franklin Bruno heralds the return of Sun Ra's Space Is the Place.

    Live reviews of: Avenged Sevenfold, The Daniel Levin Quartet and Stone House, and Robbie Williams

    Also, short reviews of:

  • Stereo Total OH A, MONOKINI
  • Michelle Malone & the Low-Down Georgia Revue STOMPINí GROUND
  • Erase Errata AT CRYSTAL PALACE
  • Kill Hannah FOR NEVER & EVER
  • Ellis Paul and Vance Gilbert SIDE OF THE ROAD
  • James Carter GARDENIAS FOR LADY DAY

    ...and Roadtripping: More emo bands than you can shake a stick at, including Saves the Day, Thursday and more

    MOVIES

    Jean Cocteau's real-life fantasies at the Museum of Fine Arts.

    Peter Keough is serenaded by the films of Ning Ying at the HFA.

    Also, short reviews of:

  • GOTHIKA
  • THE HOLY LAND
  • THE EVENT
  • ANYTHING BUT LOVE
  • THEATER

    Carolyn Clay on Sir Peter Hall's lovely As You Like It.

    Ted Drozdowski on Chris Calloway's celebration of her Aunt Blanche.

    Carolyn Clay on Follies and The Fabulous Invalid.

    DANCE

    Marcia B. Siegel on the Kirov's Fokine, plus Boston Conservatory.

    Jeffrey Gantz reflects on the Kirov Ballet and As You Like It.

    BOOKS

    John Freeman on Peter Dexter's dangerous back nines.

    TELEVISION

    HOTDOTS: 7:00 (5) A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving followed by A Winnie the Pooh Thanksgiving. Possibly followed by an Ivanhoe Thanksgiving, an Osama bin Laden Thanksgiving, an Andrew Jackson Thanksgiving, and a Wright Brothers Thanksgiving.
    By Clif Garboden

    FOOD

  • Dining Out : Yan's Best Place
  • On the Cheap : Cha Fahn
  • Noshing & Sipping : Bread & Butter Baking Company raisin-pecan loaf
  • SPECIALS

  • Ski Guide
  • Fall Arts Guide
  • The 6th annual Best issue
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