Citing inconsistencies, a judge exonerates housing activist Camilo Viveiros of all charges related to his questionable arrest during the 2000 Republican National Convention. Steven Stycos reports.
While Governor Mitt Romney fools around with the idea of an error-free death penalty, innocence commissions all over the country are exonerating prisoners who've spent years being punished for crimes they didn't commit. Harvey A. Silverglate says it's time for Massachusetts to get with the program.
The grisly images out of Fallujah were shocking, but what do they mean? Dan Kennedy looks for answers.
Whether a playwright is an experienced veteran or novice first-timer, there comes a point when the characters a dramatist has put down on paper must be personified by human voices to see if the play "works," says Liza Weisstuch. Enter the workshop.
Given the grim state of the job market, is an MBA worth the risk of sacrificing your salary without any guarantee the economy will crawl back to some semblance of health in two years’ time? Nina MacLaughlin helps you decide.
One of the great things about living in a city like Boston is that continuing education is almost a birthright. Everywhere you look, it seems, someone’s offering a class — and often pretty cheaply — to help you learn, well, just about anything you want to learn. Brian E. O'Neill schools you on adult ed around town.
In "Out There," Chris Railly is on the market - again.
In "Urban Buy," Julie Suratt calls it a wash.
In the Phoenix editorial, we explain why Mayor Tom Menino must fire Kevin Joyce and audit the Inspectional Services Department, and why the state should create an innocence commission to investigate wrongful convictions.
Letters to the editor
Plus, this just in:
No more slack from Mother Nature
Gay-rights advocates try to influence Democratic caucuses
A Pulitzer for wartime truth-telling
This is innovation?
DEPT. OF EARLY-MORNING LIBATIONS
Somerville’s shot clock ticks until 2 a.m.
‘Timoney Three’ set free
In Arts News, Pussy on the house
Gay parodist Ryan Landry takes on Tennessee Williams, plus a new season in Providence and more
In Galleries and Museums, Tim Noble & Sue Webster at the MFA, and Jessica Stockholder
In Classical, A day of John Harbison
In Theater, African-American shouts from the '60s
In Performance, Thinking outside the (X-) box with the Game Riot tour
In State of the Art, Coheed and Cambria
Plan your week:
Sean Richardson says Guns N' Roses are deeper than their catalogue
Brett Milano hangs out in the garage with Little Steven and
the Coffin Lids.
Joseph Patel jams with N.E.R.D.
Michael Alan Goldberg hears a hip-hop collective hit the road.
Brett Milano can't believe it: Van Morrison laughs!
Lloyd Schwartz on Michael Tilson Thomas's Mahler, Paavo Berglund's Sibelius, Teatro Lirico d'Europa, Boston Lyric Opera, and Andreas Scholl.
Live reviews of: The Darkness, The Bad Plus
, and Sound-Lee
Also, short reviews of:
John Wilkes Booze
FIVE PILLARS OF SOUL
Brooks & Dunn
RED DIRT ROAD
MISERY IS A BUTTERFLY
ANYONE IN LOVE WITH YOU (ALREADY KNOWS)
ON MY WAY
N.A.F.I.T.C. (ORIGINAL BOSTON PUNK 1977-1981)
...and Roadtripping: John Wilkes Booze hits a house party, Black Lips at the Chopping Block, and more
BY CARLY CARIOLI
BRAY FOR US:
Peter Keough on the passion of Bresson's Balthazar.
Chris Fujiwara finds that in Lucas Belvaux's 'Trilogy,' everyone has his reasons.
Peter Keough says Lars von Trier's Dogville has its day.
Gerald Peary yaps with Trier and Kidman about Dogville.
Also, short reviews of:
THE FALL OF OTRAR/GIBEL OTRARA
THE GIRL NEXT DOOR
JOHNSON FAMILY VACATION
Sally Cragin says 9-Ball takes its cue from Vietnam.
Carolyn Clay says Mojo Mickybo offers a kids'-eye view of the Troubles.
Iris Fanger says The Sweepers is swept up in stereotype.
Christopher Millis views works by the other Steve McQueen at the Davis Museum.
John Freeman on The Cradle Place, Thomas Lux's look at mortality.
Dining Out : The Enormous Room
Cheap Eats : Tip Top Thai
Noshing & Sipping : Stacy’s Thin Crisps
Guide to the Outdoors
Spring Arts Guide
The Phoenix Education
The 6th annual Best issue