WILL REAL PROTEST BE ALLOWED AT THE DEMOCRATIC AND REPUBLICAN CONVENTIONS?:
Ever since the 1999 Seattle WTO protests, law-enforcement officials have been perfecting a strategy to defang demonstrators, and they're likely to apply it at this year's Democratic and Republican National Conventions. Steven Stycos reports.
TALKING POLITICS - The Defiant One:
City Councilor Chuck Turner has long been making waves, but these days he's plunging into dangerous water. And still, Adam Reilly finds, his constituents love him.
DON'T QUOTE ME - The Big Story:
As Iraq dominates the news, there have been some interesting developments in the media itself. Dan Kennedy offers a few tidbits to chew on.
THE DAY WE ARE GIVEN:
Kristen Lombardi makes the rounds on the joyous day same-sex couples could finally get hitched in the eyes of the law.
DINOSAURS AND LADY FRIENDS:
When David Greenberger produced the first issue of the Duplex Planet 25 years ago, he had no idea that he was literally making history. Chris Wright explains.
In "Urban Buy," Julie Suratt is all booked up.
In "Out There," Kris Frieswick ponders pro forma pleasantries.
In the Phoenix editorial, we contend that this week's same-sex marriages are a landmark for the state and the nation - and that now it's up to all of us to protect marriage from the likes of George W. Bush and Mitt Romney.
Letters to the editor
Plus, this just in:
STUDENTS AND THEIR MUSIC
Tony Randall, 1920–2004
HEART AND SOUL
Remembering Don Orciuch
Get the Spinning Started
Defying the Man
Cowboy dogs, rainbow flags, and cameras galore
Wedding business as usual
In Arts News, The Elliot Norton Awards at the Cutler Majestic, plus Publick Theatre 2004 and more
In Galleries and Museums, Vaughn Bell at Berwick, and African American Murals in Boston and Cambridge
In Classical, Another busy year for the FleetBoston (?) Series
In Theater, Cuckooland as a Cape development
In Performance, Paul Taylor comes to the Shubert
In State of the Art, Lost City Angels pay tribute to a fallen comrade
Plan your week:
Carly Carioli on Avril Lavigne's authentic Under My Skin.
Sean Richardson hears Piebald and Avoid One Thing mature beyond the mosh pit.
Wayne Robins says Franz Ferdinand make good on the buzz.
Matt Ashare hears Stephin Merritt finding a new theme for the Magnetic Fields.
Matt Ashare says Juliana Hatfield finds herself on In Exile Deo.
Mac Randall listens to David Byrne tackle Verdi and Bizet.
Live reviews of: The Strokes and Yes
Also, short reviews of:
YOU ARE THE QUARRY
THE MUSIC FROM THE FASHION WEEK: ISSUE #3
WHAT ABOUT LOVE?
Béla Fleck & Edgar Meyer
MUSIC FOR TWO
...and Roadtripping: Andrew W.K. parties 'til you puke, plus Avril Lavigne and Liz Phair on the same stage and more
BY CARLY CARIOLI
Peter Keough says this year's summer movies have issues.
Chris Fujiwara likes Jim Jarmusch's Coffee and Cigarettes.
In Film Culture, Gerald Peary goes "Here and there."
Also, short reviews of:
AILEEN: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF A SERIAL KILLER
THE RAGE IN PLACID LAKE
DEPUIS QU’OTAR EST PARTI/SINCE OTAR LEFT
BREAKIN’ ALL THE RULES
Liza Weisstuch says Essayons trivializes Greek tragedy.
Carolyn Clay says Popcorn is a snack for thought.
Iris Fanger says the Theatre Coop offers a fable for grown-ups.
Marcia B. Siegel is serenaded by 'Dancesongs of the Birdozoic' at the Dance Complex.
Jeffrey Gantz says Mikko Nissinen puts his mark on Swan Lake.
John Freeman says Graham Robb has gone Wilde.
Summer reading: Fantasy, fiction, poetry and more for a great day at the beach
HOTDOTS: THURSDAY 27 9:00 (2) Frontline: The Way the Music Died. This hour makes the case that the modern pop recording industry was born at Woodstock, but that industry consolidation, MTV, CDs, the Internet, and corporate greed have doomed it.
By Clif Garboden
Dining Out: Finale
Cheap Eats: True Grounds
Hot Plate: Vox Populi Sea Scallops
Best Music Poll 2004
Guide to the Outdoors
Spring Arts Guide
The Phoenix Education
The 6th annual Best issue