Republicans are spreading the nasty meme that Democrats are feeling buyer's remorse about Kerry. Or at least that's the word from the media, says Dan Kennedy. If Kerry doesn't rouse himself from his current torpor, the GOP's wishful thinking may come true in the crucial months ahead.
Boston may be the most bicycling-hostile city in the country. Now, as the Big Dig comes to an end, cycling advocates have a chance to change the map, literally. But will they be able to put aside their own differences and come up with a realistic plan? David S. Bernstein looks for answers.
Harvey A. Silverglate and Carl Takei show how the Governor's Council on Capital Punishment report unintentionally reveals exactly why the death penalty is unconscionable. Plus, let's hope the Supremes prevent US military brigs from becoming gulags.
Races for Suffolk County sheriff are usually pretty forgettable. That's about to change, as City Councilor Stephen Murphy and incumbent Andrea Cabral take up positions for an electoral showdown. Adam Reilly reports.
It goes without saying that the new Red Sox documentary Still, We Believe does not have a happy ending - at least, not for people from Boston. Chris Wright talks to some of its characters.
Celebrating 20 years at WHDH-TV Channel 7 this month, chief meteorologist Todd Gross explains to Tamara Wieder why weather forecasting has gotten markedly better over the years.
In "Out There," AAlan Olifson has flower power.
In "Urban Buy," Christine Junge says to hang it up.
In the Phoenix editorial, Thoughts on the horror of Abu Ghraib. Plus, the death penalty springs to life, and cities and towns stand up to Romney on gay marriage.
Letters to the editor
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NO MORE " DEALISM 101"
In Arts News, Dresden Dolls join in the fun, plus Broadway in Boston and more
In Galleries and Museums, John Singleton Copley at the Fogg, David Ireland at the Addison, Barbara Krakow and Ronald Feldman at the Rose
In Classical, Chorus pro Musica resurrects Mefistofele, plus the Pops kicks it into gear
In Theater, Andrea Martin smells a rose
In Performance, Mikko Nissinen does Swan Lake
In State of the Art, Monty Python's Life of Brian rises again
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Brett Milano says the Konks shoot to thrill, and the Marvels get soaked.
Jon Garelick wonders, is music 'better' with a po' boy?
Franklin Bruno listens to Glenn Branca on CD and watches him on DVD
Mikael Wood reviews new records from Patty Griffin and Mary Chapin Carpenter.
Lloyd Schwartz reviews Boston Lyric Opera's Cosí fan tutte, Opera Boston's Luisa Miller, and Mahler at the Boston Philharmonic and the BSO.
Live reviews of: Def Jux 3, Bill Frisell and Australian Chamber Orchestra
Also, short reviews of:
LONG GONE BEFORE DAYLIGHT
THE CURSE OF BLONDIE
SPLIT THE DIFFERENCE
WAR BIRD EP
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO P.J. SOLES?
RENDEZ-VOUS: THE SOUND OF THE MEDITERRANEAN
The Yale String Quartet
BEETHOVEN: THE LATE STRING QUARTETS, VOL. 2
...and Roadtripping: Jewel abandons electro-pop, plus Emm Gryner at Club Passim and more
BY CARLY CARIOLI
A.S. Hamrah reviews the Pavel Jurácek retrospective at the MFA.
Chris Fujiwara explores the privileged worlds of Josef von Sternberg.
Also, short reviews of:
TOUCH OF PINK
STILL, WE BELIEVE: THE BOSTON RED SOX MOVIE
BOBBY JONES: STROKE OF GENIUS
MARTIN & ORLOFF
NEW YORK MINUTE
THE SADDEST MUSIC IN THE WORLD
SUPER SIZE ME
Carolyn Clay brushes up on West Side Story and Kiss Me, Kate.
Liza Weisstuch watches as BTW maps the weird world of Kimberly Akimbo.
Carolyn Clay says New Rep turns Scapin into musical commedia.
HOTDOTS: THURSDAY 13 10:00 (7) E.R. The season finale, in which Neela marries the Croatian guy, Nurse Sam admits she's going to have Dr. Ross's baby, and Makemba probably dies, because Thandie Newton's a guest star.
By Clif Garboden
Dining Out : Scollay Square
Cheap Eats :Coast Café
Hot Plate : SweeTea baguette sandwiches
Guide to the Outdoors
Spring Arts Guide
The Phoenix Education
The 6th annual Best issue