Table of contents for week of June 4, 2004|
NEWS & FEATURES
It doesn't quite rise to the level of "scandal," but the New York Times' reporting on the run-up to the Iraq war - especially that of favored correspondent Judith Miller - sure made it more difficult to have a serious debate about Bush's push to invade. Dan Kennedy explains.
The Boston police union is looking to make things hot for Mayor Menino as the city prepares to host the Democratic National Convention. Interesting - is it not? - that a good number of Boston cops are Republicans who don't even live in the city. Adam Reilly reports.
Under the leadership of President Ruth Simmons, Brown University's Committee on Slavery and Justice is digging deep into the school's shameful historical links with the peculiar institution. What they find, says Brian C. Jones, will have implications for the school, the state, and the entire region.
In "Out There," Alan Olifson says it's a Disney world, after all.
In "Urban Buy," Christine Junge shows how to enjoy a vacation at home.
In the Phoenix editorial, we contend that George W. Bush's re-election campaign is a disgrace. Plus, why we need an innocence commission. And a human-services advocate faces his toughest fight.
Letters to the editor
Plus, this just in:
If only he’d put women’s underwear on his head instead ...
G8 SUMMIT PROTESTS
MEN WITHOUT HATS
It’s a wrap!
Cost-effective gay marriage
In Arts News, Crosswinds at a crossroads, plus The Lost Boys of Sudan at the MFA
In Galleries and Museums, 'The 2004 DeCordova Annual' and Tufts's 'Juried Summer Exhibition'
In Classical, Boston Ballet's Romeo and Juliet CD
In Theater, Sin: A Cardinal Deposed comes to town
In Performance, Gabe Kaplan welcomes back Groucho
In State of the Art, Jehane Noujaim's Control Room
Plan your week:
Ted Drozdowski reviews Loretta Lynn's new Van Lear Rose.
Franklin Bruno braves the electroclash punk of Robotnícka and Metal UrbainMac Randall goes along on the Secret Machines' Floydian trips.
Ted Drozdowski says Vernon Reid pushes the envelope with Masque.
Matt Ashare says Read Yellow and Lock and Key reinvigorate the local scene.
Josh Kun on Jorge Drexler as a 'moro judío.'
Jon Garelick remembers 'Emperor Jones' and his legacy.
Live reviews of: Velvet Revolver Glen Tilbrook and The Thrills
Also, short reviews of:
LEAVE A WHISPER
HANG ON MIKE
GUSTER ON ICE
THE COLLEGE DROPOUT
DEFECTED IN THE HOUSE
John Felice & the Lowdowns
The Brett Rosenberg Problem
...and Roadtripping: The FNX/Phoenix Best Music Poll rocks Lansdowne Street, plus Hella and more
BY CARLY CARIOLI
Joyce Millman sees Harry Potter comes of age.
Chris Fujiwara says The Mother delivers its message.
Roger Michell, Hanif Kureishi, and Anne Reid hold forth with Gerald Peary.
Also, short reviews of:
THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW
Carolyn Clay says transplants revive the Fabulous Invalid.
Steve Vineberge says Edward Albee's new prequel, Homelife, mutes The Zoo Story.
Christopher Millis on Kai Althoff at the ICA.
Clea Simon gobbles up Boris Akunin's tasty whodunits
HOTDOTS: SUNDAY 6 8:00 (4) The 58th Annual Tony Awards. Hugh 'Boy from Oz' Jackman hosts from Radio City Music Hall. Mary J. Blige and an increasingly older Tony Bennett will sing a few, plus we'll get songs from some of this year's nominees.
By Clif Garboden
Dining Out: Oceana
Cheap Eats: Buzkashi
Noshing and Sipping: Wyborowa Single Estate Vodka
Best Music Poll 2004
Guide to the Outdoors
Spring Arts Guide
The Phoenix Education
The 6th annual Best issue