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Table of contents for week of December 12, 2003

NEWS & FEATURES

SPECIAL SECTION - A Guide to the Season

Genevieve Rajewski says it's Christmas in July, Hanukkah in October, and Kwanzaa all year round.

Lisa Weisstuch says forget the Gap; this year, give a gift certificate for something more personal.

Genevieve Rajewski offers tactics to handle guerrilla gifters.

Genevieve Rajewski prescribes these gifts to beat the holiday blues.

Ruth Tobias with a guide to the richest, heaviest dishes in Boston, Portland, and Providence.

Nina Maclaughlin finds a stretch of Mass Ave that brings the world - and its worldly goods - to Cambridge.

Mike Miliard gives the weird comedy of graphic art.


Dan Kennedy says liberal radio is finally gearing up to take on Rush, O'Reilly, and the rest of the conservative talk juggernaut - in theory.

She may be among the most articulate, reasonable, and charming Democratic presidential candidates in the race, but Carol Moseley Braun doesn't have a snowball's chance in hell of winning. So why's she running? Adam Reilly reports.

It may be sort of funny to see Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie down on the farm. But The Simple Life really is down on farms, says Max Alexander, along with real food production and the rural way of life. Gross!

Digital-cable station XY.tv is poised to target the X and Y generations with a 24-hour line-up of mainstream pop videos and "real-life" programming. Camille Dodero tunes in.

Hollywood has come calling for author Andre Dubus III. Tamara Wieder talks with him about it.

In "Out There," Steve Almond says "Oops - I broke up with Britney."

In "Urban Buy," Genevieve Rajewski is seeing sled.

Letters to the editor

Moon Signs

Plus, this just in:

  • MEDIA Gore ó and Koppel ó boost Dean at debate
  • TALKING POLITICS Clark larks on MTV
  • SHOPPING Boomerangs bounces back
  • CITY HALL Itís not the mayorís party
  • NAME GAME The inequality of civil union
  • WAR ON DRUGS Pot shot


    EDITORS' PICKS

    In Arts News, Peter Keough sits on the jury at the Thessaloniki Film Festival, plus Phish's 20th-anniversary show and more

    In Galleries and Museums, Boston highlights a few of our favorite things

    In Classical, Adventures in non-holiday music

    In State of the Art, The Trachtenburgs turn family night into rock and roll fun

    Plan your week:

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

    Ted Drozdowski watches George Howard and Kitty Brazelton show how it's done.

    The Phoenix arts staff revel in this year's holiday windfall on DVD.

    Christopher John Treacy on Howie Day's backing band.

    Sean Richardson says there's not much that's bigger than John Mayer.

    Jon Garelick welcomes Wynton Marsalis's All Rise to Boston.

    Also, short reviews of:

  • Unsane LAMBHOUSE
  • Madonna REMIXED & REVISITED EP
  • Underworld 1992-2002
  • John Williams EL DIABLO SUELTO
  • The Autumn Rhythm SECRET SONGS
  • Various Artists CASALS FESTIVALS AT PRADES: LIVE CONCERT PERFORMANCES

    ...and Roadtripping: Hillary Duff #1 on the Billboard chart, Simon and Garfunkel at the FleetCenter and more

    MOVIES

    Chris Fujiwara on Czech horror and fantasy at the Museum of Fine Arts.

    Gerald Peary watches a new Ripley film on the small screen.

    Also, short reviews of:

  • HONEY
  • LOVE DONíT COST A THING
  • PRISONER OF PARADISE
  • SOMETHINGíS GOTTA GIVE
  • THEATER

    Carolyn Clay says Snow in June is a multicultural treat.

    Iris Fanger says Monticel' is inconsistent but compelling.

    DANCE

    Jeffrey Gantz says Boston Ballet's Nutcracker isn't really new, but it's still good.

    BOOKS

    Jon Garelick plumbs Frederick Barthelme's deep surfaces.

    TELEVISION

    HOTDOTS: TUESDAY 16 8:00 (2) Nova: Wright Brothers' Flying Machine. Exactly 100 years ago tomorrow, Orville and Wilbur took to the air for 12 seconds and managed to travel 120 feet. No snacks were served.
    By Clif Garboden

    FOOD

  • Dining Out : Figlia
  • On the Cheap : People's Republik
  • Noshing & Sipping : Cidre Dupont
  • SPECIALS

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