Table of contents for week of October 29, 2004|
NEWS & FEATURES
BUSH BLINDFOLDS THE PUBLIC:
Thanks to new federal rules, old-fashioned stonewalling, and plenty of TOP SECRET stamps, the Bush administration is having unparalleled success in deflecting the public's prying eyes. Dan Kennedy reports.
HOW GOP BILLIONAIRES BANKROLL THE BUSHIES:
They may have come late to the 527 party, but David Bernstein finds that wealthy Republican donors are making up for lost time by showering their candidate with strings-free millions as Election Day nears.
TALKING POLITICS - WAR STORIES:
Legendary journalist Seymour Hersh talks with the Adam Reilly about how the Bush administration's war on terror led to Abu Ghraib, chaos in Iraq, and America's isolation.
FREEDOM WATCH - SEND OUT THE CLOWNS:
Harvey Silverglate on how UMass Amherst's attempts to quash a political parody on campus underscore the university's screwball sense of bureaucratic order at all cost.
After a mid-'80s explosion and subsequent drought in the '90s, horror, Camille Dodero discovers, is back
In "Savage Love," Dan Savage on love and sex.
In "Out There," Alan Olifson on loving his smoke-free life but still waiting to inhale.
In "Urban Buy," Nina Schwartz on blazer-ing a trail.
In the Phoenix editorial, We endorse John Kerry as a worthy choice to succeed the dangerous, secretive Bush. Plus, the Phoenix's choices in legislative races.
Letters to the editor
Plus, this just in:
John Kerry energizes his bass
Biosafety-lab opponents forge ahead
What did Ralph Nader do with our money?
THE SPORTING LIFE
An act of contrition
Mosque questions mount
In Galleries and Museums, 'Cut' at the Mills; 'High Style and Hoop Skirts' at the MFA
In Classical, TSchumann's Faust, plus Weill's Johnny
In Theater, Abbey director explains the Playboy
In State of the Art, MassArt unveils the Pozen Center
Plan your week:
With Around the Sun, R.E.M. have regained their footing as the enigmatic yet accessible pop band who crossed over from indie-rockdom to become major-label stars. Michael Stipe talks to Matt Ashare about the band's journey.
Although the Faces, with Rod Stewart, didn't take themselves terribly seriously as a band, their devotion to, and affection for, the music they made was anything but frivolous. Jonathan Perry listens to their box set.
Carly Carioli listens as hip hop takes rap-metal in the right direction.
Lloyd Schwartz is there as James Levine begins his tenure at the BSO; plus Boston Baroque's Giulio Cesare and Maurizio Pollini.
Also, short reviews of:
ROCK AGAINST BUSH VOL. 1 and 2
Tears for Fears
EVERYONE LOVES A HAPPY ENDING
Dave Burrell Full-Blown Trio
Otto Klemperer/Janet Baker/Philharmonia Orchestra
BRAHMS: THE FOUR SYMPHONIES, ETC.
Spanish for Hitchhiking
...and Roadtripping: Speaking of American idiots, plus WAAF's 'Fright Night' and more.
BY CARLY CARIOLI
Steve Vineberg says that Sideways, the Southern California wine-drenched road picture, marks the emergence of director Alexander Payne as a truly major Hollywood director.
Chris Fujiwara gives four stars to Taiwanese director Tsai Ming-Liang's Goodbye Dragon Inn.
Gerald Peary hears Tsai Ming-Liang's take on the movies, plus, geekless in Seattle.
Also, short reviews of:
THE MANSON FAMILY
Steve Vineberg watches the Lyric Stage Company pins Ears on a Beatle.
Carolyn Clay sees a whole lotta Henry (Shakespeare's, that is) when Trinity Rep unleashes The Henraid.
Carolyn Clay applauds Elaine Stritch as a legend at liberty.
Marcia B. Seigel's take on Boston Ballet and Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company.
SEX AND SUGGESTIVENESS:
Jeffrey Gantz spends more days and nights at Boston Ballet.
Dana Kletter reads Margot Livesey's Banishing Verona.
HOTDOTS: TUESDAY 2 7:00 (2, 4, 5, 7) Election Coverage. Who will it be? Another four years of death and destruction at the hands of oil-grubbing capitalists. Or not? More wars against people who aren't our enemies? Fewer allies? Fewer jobs? Or not?
By Clif Garboden
Dining Out: Aneka Rasa
Noshing and Sipping: Magic Hat Participation
On the Cheap: Z Wine Bar
Liquid - Fall 2004
Education Section 2004
Best Music Poll 2004
Guide to the Outdoors