Table of contents for week of December 17, 2004|
NEWS & FEATURES
STD and HIV infection rates are spiking among Boston's gay men, sending health officials scrambling after the culprit: the newly arrived, hugely potent party drug called crystal meth. Already a dangerous fixture on the "hookup" scene, it may now be poised to wreak havoc throughout the gay community, and the population at large. David S. Bernstein reports.
Mike Miliard profiles a 19-year-old Boston-Irish MC who might - just might - become the first hip-hop star to emerge from tony suburban Hingham. Meet Bobby Sullivan, a/k/a Sullee, and get ready to turn up the volume.
Dan Kennedy talks to Jack Beatty, whose new collection Pols: Great Writers on American Politicians from Bryan to Reagan profiles some of the 20th century's most compelling American leaders. But just as importantly, says Beatty, the book showcases the brilliant writing that they inspired.
David Brudnoy believed that the best thing about this country was that everyone could have a point of view and not be afraid to express it, and it's a freedom that he embodied both in his journalism career and in his tragically short life. Harvey Silverglate remembers.
Denise McWilliams says that at a time when it's getting harder and harder to find a public face for AIDS, the media has chosen to pretend the disease didn't cause David Brudnoy's death - something that only helps ensure the stigma.
In "Savage Love," Dan Savage on sex and the occasional relationship.
In "Out There," Alan Olifson asks that you don't baby him just yet.
In "Urban Buy," Liza Weisstuch says glitter me this.
In the Phoenix editorial, despite community protest, a historic theater appears doomed. Plus, boosting the minimum wage, and why the anti-wind forces are full of hot air.
Letters to the editor
Plus, this just in:
NEWS FROM THE FRONT
‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ comes under fire
UP IN SMOKE
A setback for medical marijuana
Rage against the ribbon
Is Friday demolition day?
Agganis Arena set to open
Dimebag Darrell Abbott: 1966–2004
In Galleries and Museums, Art Attack hits Somerville
In Classical, Great sounds from 2004
In Performance, /boston/events/perform/documents/04331819.asp
In Theater, A new play introduces Brian Wilson to Leon Theremin
As Rufus Wainwright unveils Want You, Mac Randall talks with the gender-bending young star about the new CD.
Franklin Soults wonders whether "underground" rappers like Mos Def, Talib Kweli, and De La Soul are now only it for the money.
Mittens wax nostalgic and the Vinyl Skyway choose a quiet path. Jonathan Perry reports.
Sean Richardson talks with young blues-rock phenom Shepherd and listens to hard rockers Dropbox.
Josh Kun on David Bisbal, Alejandro Sanz, and the question of authenticity.
Chris Rucker talks with Willy Mason and Grammy nominees Killswitch Engage; in "Out," Will Spitz sees the Pixies at Avalon, and more.
Live reviews of: Spacey does Bobby
, Soulive and Hot Tuna.
Also, short reviews of:
"MERRY MERRY MERRY FRICKIN’ CHRISTMAS (WORLD CHAMPION RED SOX ANTHEM)"
Chandler Travis and Friends
ANOTHER CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR YOU
TELL IT TO THE DUST
THE EMERGENCY RESPONSE
Big Mama Thornton with the Muddy Waters Blues Band
BIG MAMA THORNTON WITH THE MUDDY WATERS BLUES BAND – 1966
...and Roadtripping: Martina McBride at Tsongas Arena, plus Kenny Rogers in Manchester and more.
BY CARLY CARIOLI
Peter Keough says Zhang Yimou's House of Flying Daggers is a masterpiece.
Peter Keough thinks Mar adentro/The Sea Inside is an affecting film with a supremely masterful performance but otherwise lacking.
Gerald Peary talks to Gael García Bernal, the star of Pedro Almodóvar's La mala educación/Bad Education; plus, false notes in Johnny Guitar.
Also, short reviews of:
THE HUNTER AND THE HUNTED
LEMONY SNICKET’S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS
UN LONG DIMANCHE DE FIANÇAILLES/A VERY LONG ENGAGEMENT
Jeffrey Gantz goes to The Christmas Revels and finds a reverent, respectful celebration of Québec.
Iris Fanger says the Underdog Stage's Traps should have stayed shut.
Sally Cragin previews Theremin
Marcia B. Siegel reviews "An Evening of Dances by Marcus Schulkind," an evening of eight satisfying solo dances.
Iris Fanger talks with Lorraine Chapman about her program next weekend at Green Studios.
Christopher Millis looks at the Americana photographs of Phil Bergerson and also "Multiple Delight" at the Bernard Toale Gallery.
Melissa Ostrow talks with Art Attack owner Heather Somershein.
Richard C. Walls reads critic/historian David Thomson's quirky history of Hollywood, The Whole Equation.
HOTDOTS: SUNDAY 19 9:00 (2) Masterpiece Theatre: Doctor Zhivago, part one. The Keira Knightley remake we warned you about earlier. Rather a far cry from the film version and removed farther yet from the politics-heavy Pasternak novel.
By Clif Garboden
Dining Out: Rustic Kitchen
Hot Plate: Fried pickles
Noshing and Sipping: Richart chocolates
Digital Photography Guide
The Best 2004
Liquid - Fall 2004
Education Section 2004
Best Music Poll 2004