The foreign press is all over Halliburton's shady dealings in Nigeria on then-CEO Dick Cheney's watch, yet so far most of the American media are looking the other way. Dan Kennedy reports.
Most everyone on Beacon Hill seemed to know that Cheryl Rivera was a lesbian, but when the state rep casually came out at a February 12 press conference, her political life changed in ways both subtle and profound. Kristen Lombardi explains.
Adam Reilly looks ahead to what's at stake in the race for openly gay former state senator Cheryl Jacques's seat.
Michael Bronski finds that the Land of Fruits and Nuts has given rise to a celebratory, theatrical style of gay politics that is every bit as effective as the rule-bound civics lesson practiced on the East Coast - if not more so.
Society's latest affliction, Too Much Positive Reinforcement, has officially reached epidemic proportions, says Alexandra Wolfe.
The landmark 1965 film Battle of Algiers may have engaged in distasteful propagandizing, but at least it was grounded in a set of ideals, says Peter Keough. You can't say the same for the Bush administration, which is using the same techniques to replace reality in its promotion of the war in Iraq.
In the Phoenix editorial, we remind you that Super Tuesday offers real choices, decry George Bush's hateful move to amend the US Constitution, and comment on Speaker Tom Finneran's spanking.
In "Out There," Chris Wright says just forget it.
In "Urban Buy," Genevieve Rajewski has flower power.
Letters to the editor
Plus, this just in:
Brudnoy plots his latest comeback
Deaned if you do, Deaned if you don’t
A girl named Suey
Labor day at the Globe
Nader does it again
Patrick McSorley, 1974–2004
Prisoners can’t vote — can they?
In Arts News, The MFA loses all its Monet in Vegas, plus the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival and more.
In Performance, Twyla Tharp takes Movin' Out on the road.
BY MARCIA B. SIEGEL
In Theater, PStephen Adly Guirgis lays out Our Lady of 121st Street.
BY SALLY CRAGIN
In Galleries and Museums, Harvard hosts Gary Schneider and Kehinde Wiley.
BY RANDI HOPKINS
In Classical, A perennial BSO guest makes his annual visit.
BY DAVID WEININGER
In State of the Art, Ellen Band's Portal of Prayer.
BY NINA MACLAUGHLIN
Plan your week:
Ted Drozdowski on Johnny A. and Jeff Platz's Skull Session, plus Bobby Keyes and Ray Mason.
Carly Carioli on FannyPack's musical marketing coup.
Sean Richardson says Trapt won't give it away.
Jon Garelick hears Dave Douglas progress and Gary LeMel look back.
Lloyd Schwartz on Zander's Mahler, Rozhdestvensky at the BSO, the Takács Quartet with Andreas Haefligerl.
Live reviews of: Olabelle, Eastmountainsouth and Kings of Leon
Also, short reviews of:
LIVE AT NAPA STATE MENTAL HOSPITAL
Head of Femur
RINGODOM OR PROCTOR
MUSIC FROM QUEER EYE FOR THE STRAIGHT GUY
Grant Lee Phillips
...and Roadtripping: Conor Oberst brings his emo stylings to New England, Head of Femur play Great Scott's, and more
BY CARLY CARIOLI
Peter Keough says Mel Gibson's Christ is the lord of the stings.
Peter Keough predicts that effects lord it over acting in this year's Oscars.
Steve Vineberg lauds Gillo Pontecorvo's The Battle of Algiers
Peter Keough says the MFA's Brazilian Film Festival runs hot and cold.
In Filmculture, Gerald Peary on Greg Pak's Robot Stories at the Brattle.
Also, short reviews of:
CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE DRAMA QUEEN
DIRTY DANCING: HAVANA NIGHTS
Carolyn Clay watches Boston Marriage weds Mamet to Wilde.
Marcia B. Siegel on what the 'simple people' from San Francisco know.
Nina MacLaughlin reviews a classicist's 'biography' of Odysseus.
HOTDOTS: THURSDAY 4 9:00 (2) Frontline: Inside the Teenage Brain. Why do kids act different from grown-ups? Aside from all the stifling unfairness and exploitative forces that define their lives, it has something to do with maturing brain chemistry.
By Clif Garboden
Dining Out : Buk Kyung II
Cheap Eats : Palmier Café
Noshing & Sipping : Zeppole di San Giuseppe
Fall Arts Guide
The 6th annual Best issue