David S. Bernstein, Adam Reilly, and Susan Ryan-Vollmar speak with nine foreign-policy and Middle East experts who take on the grim task of speculating on Iraq's future, now that the Bush administration seems to have blown its utopian little war.
The year 2003 saw a crop of books by liberal journalists questioning the, uh, integrity of the Bush administration. This year, under the darkening shadow of the Iraq war, Washington insiders are lending even more credence to liberal concerns. Dan Kennedy explains.
She may have handed over her crown this week, but the future is looking bright for former Miss USA and Lawrence native Susie Castillo, says Camille Dodero.
Despite an ever-growing array of more modern entertainment, Chris Wright finds that the American circus is still alive and kicking.
In "Out There," Kris Frieswick plays the Rex Sox field.
In "Urban Buy," Genevieve Rajewski samples back-to-basics brews.
In the Phoenix editorial, Bush blows it. Scalia's true colors. Romney's grandstand.
Letters to the editor
Plus, this just in:
DNC study sparks harsh words
Can the Dems unseat Scott Brown?
The end of the Avenue
Scarcity breeds cooperation in search for AIDS funds
Sex jokes at Harvard
Midge Mackenzie remembered
CITIZEN OF THE SOUTH END
Diane Parker remembered
In Arts News, The line-up for the Boston Theater Marathon, plus the Shakespeare Sonnet-thon and more
In Galleries and Museums, 'Gondola Days' at the Gardner; 'Art, Art, Everywhere!' in Cambridge
In Classical, Les Talens Lyriques, plus Bernstein's Mass, Musicians from Marlboro, and Alfred Brendel
In Theater, Warming up for the Boston Theater Marathon
In Performance, Midori Sawato: Voice of the silents
In State of the Art, The marathon, the musician, and the muse
Plan your week:
Ted Drozdowski says Peter C. Johnson and Catie Curtis deliver.
Jon Garelick journeys with Phil Scarff and Natraj.
Franklin Bruno develops an alternative mash-up theory.
Josh Kun tunes into radio on the borderline.
Sean Richardson says Yellowcard and Story of the Year stick with their suburban roots.
Kurt B. Reighley welcomes Queercore Blitz East to town.
Live reviews of: The Flatlanders, Sonny Rollins
, and Van Morrison
Also, short reviews of:
LIVE AT BAKER’S KEYBOARD LOUNGE
FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH
INDIANS COWBOYS HORSES DOGS
CALLING OUT OF CONTEXT
Toots and the Maytals
...and Roadtripping: The Elephant 6 collective hits town, plus I Am the World Trade Center and more
BY CARLY CARIOLI
Peter Keough says Quentin Tarantino returns to form in Kill Bill: Vol. 2.
Gerald Peary talks to experts who critique Tarantino's martial arts.
Also, short reviews of:
CONNIE AND CARLA
THE LEGEND OF LEIGH BOWERY
SPRING, SUMMER, FALL, WINTER…AND SPRING
THE UNITED STATES OF LELAND
THE WHOLE TEN YARDS
Liza Weisstuch reviews Letta Neely's Last Rites.
MOOR'S THE PITY:
Jeffrey Gantz says the Guthrie can't quite conjoin Othello.
Marcia B. Siegel tunes into Frederick Ashton's The Dream on PBS.
Richard C. Walls reviews Edward St. Aubyn's sharp trilogy.
HOTDOTS: PATRIOTS' DAY Boston Marathon Coverage. Just switch around, you'll find it. The race itself starts around noon. Can't wait to find out which Kenyan wins this year.
By Clif Garboden
Joyce Millman says Detective Superintendent Tennison remains true to herself.
Dining Out : Aqua/The Black Rhino
Cheap Eats : Moody’s Falafel Palace
Hot Plate : Big City Baked Beer Pretzel
Guide to the Outdoors
Spring Arts Guide
The Phoenix Education
The 6th annual Best issue