We'll soon be basking in more pleasant weather as New England's non-existent Spring snaps into summer. Check the Phoenix Guide to the Outdoors for your warm-weather adventures.
Kristen Lombardi reports on pro-gay marriage activists pulling victory from defeat.
Dan Kennedy says that these days, the fabled rivalry between the Hub's two dailies is looking more and more like a rout of the Herald by the Globe.
Local survivors share their stories of the Rwandan genocide, and make plans to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the ghastly event. Meanwhile, says David S. Bernstein, little is being done to put down the early stages of similar upheavals in other African nations today.
In 1991, Nirvana talked candidly about how they put together Nevermind, and now their interviewer tells the tale. An excerpt from Nirvana: The Chosen Rejects by Kurt St. Thomas with Troy Smith.
As executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts, Melissa Kogut is keenly aware of the growing threat to women's right to choose - a threat greater now than at any time since 1973, when Roe v. Wade legalized abortion. Tamara Wieder talks with her.
In "Out There," Chris Wright says the joke's on him.
In "Urban Buy," Julie Suratt looks at quick-change lunches.
In the Phoenix editorial, we contend that there's no telling what voters will say about gay marriage, and laud ConCon heroes.
Letters to the editor
Plus, this just in:
Wal-Mart wavers on anti-war video
This won’t be the last time you’ll read about the Zeitgeist
Hell to pay
Prediction or prophecy? ‘Under God’ will remain in the Pledge of Allegiance.
The fashion of the Christ
Boston’s first gay wedding
In Arts News, Bits and pieces on the Boston Ballet, plus Blue Man Group and the 16th annual Best Music Poll
In Galleries and Museums, Solidarity on the wall and sculpture on and off the floor at WAM
In Classical, A glimpse into Monteverdi's world, plus Yundi Li
In Theater, The Guthrie Theater brings Othello to town
In Performance, The 'Sonnet-thon' and the Boston Poetry Marathon
In State of the Art, The Rapture and the DFA
Plan your week:
Matt Ashare on the unfinished story of Kurt Cobain.
Mike Miliard profiles up-and-comers the Lot Six and Runner and the Thermodynamics.
Matt Ashare feels the Darkness descend on the US.
Sean Richardson sees the Distillers make their mainstream move.
Carly Carioli says the Wildhearts are just trying to catch a break.
Live reviews of: Alicia, Beyoncé, and Missy
, and Bob Dylan
Also, short reviews of:
LIVE 1964: CONCERT At PHILHARMONIC HALL
Susie Ibarra & Mark Dresser
Pilot to Gunner
Eagles of Death Metal
PEACE LOVE DEATH METAL
...and Roadtripping: Britney Spears tours New England, The Darkness sells out Avalon, and more
BY CARLY CARIOLI
Jeffrey Gantz on Lone Scherfig's Wilbur Wants To Kill Himself.
Chris Fujiwara on Yasujiro Ozu at the Harvard Film Archive.
Gerald Peary says South by Southwest proves it's not all Bush country.
Also, short reviews of:
THE PRINCE & ME
THE GOSPEL OF JOHN
HIDING AND SEEKING
HOME ON THE RANGE
JAMES’ JOURNEY TO JERUSALEM
Carolyn Clay says there's Something in the Air in Lowell.
Marcia B. Siegel on Boston Ballet's "Drink to Me Only" and Anna Myer.
William Corbett on why Pressed Wafer carries on.
HOTDOTS: SUNDAY 4 8:00 (2) Sesame Street Presents: The Street We Live On. It might be time to ask ourselves whether SS is irrelevant or whether it's been fighting a rear-guard action without which America's children would be worshipping a pig's skull.
By Clif Garboden
Wonderfalls doesn't need a gimmick, says Joyce Millman, but Cracking Up does.
Dining Out : Captain Fishbones
Cheap Eats : Singh’s Roti Shop
Noshing & Sipping : Trader Joe’s simmer sauces
Guide to the Outdoors
Spring Arts Guide
The Phoenix Education
The 6th annual Best issue