The Harvard Film Archive has long been one of the ways land-usurping Harvard University gives back to the community in return for its vast tax-free real-estate holdings. But, Camille Dodero reports, a recent departmental restructuring may put the HFA's public film program in jeopardy.
Kristen Lombardi says that those who favor same-sex-marriage rights now have the Big Mo. Could they actually win the next round on March 29?
The state Republican Party may be small, but it's well-organized and ideologically unified - unlike some other parties we can think of. Adam Reilly find that the Dems had better get their act together fast.
Meet Grover Norquist. Unless you are a Bush-esque right-wing Republican, he has every intention of grinding you to gossamer under the heel of his boot - and he has the power to do it. Michael Scherer explains.
Despite the current turmoil in her native country, Haitian-American author Edwidge Danticat hopes people will see beyond to Haiti's rich cultural life. Tamara Wieder talks with her.
In the Phoenix editorial, we wonder where that investigation into Iraq-war intelligence failures is.
In "Out There," Kris Frieswick is on a wingman and a prayer.
In "Urban Buy," Brian E. O'Neill suggests staying at home with a karaoke machine until you're ready for the public stage.
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The four-letter review
Global Day of Action
Mass Greens allege ballot irregularities
Click if you favor gay marriage
In Arts News, The Passim Folk Music and Cultural Center holds a benefit for singer-songwriters, plus Jacob's Pillow 2004 and the Tanglewood Jazz Festival
In Performance, Or, Mr. Big's defeated rival dances at Boston Ballet
In Theater, Neil LaBute's The Mercy Seat at the Lyric
In Galleries and Museums, Chaises longues at the Busch-Reisinger, and fairy tales at the DeCordova
In Classical, Sibelius's 'pure cold water' at the BSO
In State of the Art, Former Shadows Fall singer learns where heavy lives
Plan your week:
Sean Richardson on the Vines, spearheading an Aussie Invasion tour with fellow travelers Jet.
Jonathan Perry on the Push Stars and Lloyd Cole.
Banning Eyre hears the live side of Habib Koité.
Ted Drozdowski on Elbow's Cast of Thousands.
Franklin Bruno on the Polyphonic Spree and the Free Design.
Lloyd Schwartz loves Opera Boston's powerful Nixon in China. Plus: The Death of Klinghoffer on DVD, Emmanuel Music's secular Bach, and remembering Vera Gold.
Live reviews of: Bette Midler, The Mekons and Read Yellow
Also, short reviews of:
THERE MUST BE SOME WAY TO STOP THEM
ALL OF OUR NAMES
TWO WAY MONOLOGUE
Joe Jackson Band
WHEN IT FALLS
...and Roadtripping: Kanye West at the Palladium, plus John Mayer in Providence and more.
BY CARLY CARIOLI
Peter Keough says Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Carreys the day.
Peter Keough on Moufida Tlatli's quiet Palace revolt.
Gerald Peary cheers the Brattle, which has given us a restored Piccadilly.
Also, short reviews of:
ANGEL ON THE RIGHT
EVERYBODY SAYS I’M FINE!
Jeffrey Gantz sees Van Gogh in Japan go south.
Carolyn Clay attends The Birthday Party at the ART, and sees What the Butler Saw at the Huntington
Marcia B. Siegel reviews Mark Morris at the Shubert.
Christopher Millis examines Gary Schneider's animated specimens.
Mike Miliard recognizes Tom Perrotta's ids with kids.
Clea Simon reviews a spot-on look at the book 'industry.'
HOTDOTS: THURSDAY 18 10:30 (2) Johnny Cash Anthology. At last, something worth watching. An excellent career recap of the late Johnny Cash featuring performances from his TV show and early concerts.
By Clif Garboden
Dining Out : Quality Café
Cheap Eats : Andale
Noshing & Sipping : Athan's Bakery's Jamaica
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