Table of contents for week of December 31, 2004|
NEWS & FEATURES
Mike Miliard talks to a psychic medium, an astrologer, a futures trader, and the president of the World Future Society, and hears some interesting predictions for 2005.
Dan Kennedy says the combination of being able to time-shift radio shows that you'd like to listen to but can't, along with the ability of almost anyone to become a do-it-yourself radiohead, promises to turn podcasting into as big a phenomenon in 2005 as text blogging has been for the first part of the decade.
Half the city council's at-large seats could change hands next year. Mayor Thomas Menino is running for what could be the last time. To Adam Reilly, it's looking as though next year's local elections will be much more than the same old, same old, as the city reaches a political crossroads.
With George W. Bush prescribing federal tax cuts for all that ails us, and Mitt Romney dead-set against any increase in the Massachusetts income tax, we're headed for staggering structural deficits at both the federal and state levels. Sure, you're thinking, but how does it affect me, a Greater Boston resident? David Bernstein offers some answers.
Tamara Wieder talks to the Boston Wine Festival's "guiding personality," chef Daniel Bruce, who has a recipe for success.
In "Savage Love," Dan Savage on sex and the occasional relationship.
In "Out There," Alan Olifson asks, T for you?
In "Urban Buy," Darcy Heitzke is a capelet-ed crusader..
In the Phoenix Editorial: The year 2004 will not be missed - but 2005 could be even worse if decent Americans fail to start fighting back.
Letters to the editor
Plus, this just in:
NEW DOG, OLD TRICKS
Turning the camera on priest sex abuse
Salvi attacks echo into present day
Sincere condolences from the ranch
DEPT. OF ENDANGERED SPECIES
Disc Diggers goes online
Susan Sontag, 1933–2004
In Performance, Meet South Africa's political Uys
In Theater, The Rivals comes to the Huntington
In Galleries and Museums, 'Wonder Worlds' at Mass MoCA; Wilcox and Shannon at Boston Sculptors
Matt Ashare previews Bright Eyes, Lou Barlow, and the return of the underground.
Jonathan Perry looks forward to gigs and new releases from the Rudds, the Information, the Gentlemen, the December Sound, the Dents, and more.
Carly Carioli says that after a year of weak ticket sales for superstar bands, it's time for indies such as the Arcade Fire and Scissor Sisters to move up.
Jon Garelick predicts a busy 2005 for jazz and world music, from Jason Moran and Wadada Leo Smith to Habib Koité and Masters of Persian Music.
Ted Drozdowski on what's ahead for the blues, including Hubert Sumlin, Solomon Burke, Ronnie Earl & Duke Robillard, and a whole lot more.
Chris Rucker gives us the latest word on Boston-area bands the Explosion, Cave In, Unearth, the Red Chord, and the Lot Six; Carly Carioli reports on Damone's label-jumping, and in "Out," Will Spitz reports on the fate of the BCCA.
Also, short reviews of:
REARVIEWMIRROR: GREATEST HITS 1991–2003
MM . . FOOD?
Rock E. Rollins
THE POST-MODERN ADVENTURES OF 21ST CENTURY ROCK ’N ’ROLL BOY
PLAY: THE VIDEOS
...and Roadtripping: Mahi Mahi rings in the new year at Boston's First Night and more end of the year celebrations
BY WILL SPITZ
Peter Keough previews coming attractions for 2005, which he says will be Hollywood's year of fear, real and imagined.
Ted Drozdowski suggests why Kevin Spacey's Beyond the Sea sinks.
At the MFA, Chris Fujiwara sees the late Susan Sontag's picks for the best of Japanese film.
Gerald Peary talks with Jean-Luc Godard.
Liza Weisstuch looks forward to the South African Festival, the African American Festival, Homebody/Kabul, Quills, and more, as local theaters take a world tour.
Iris Fanger talks with Nicholas Martin as The Rivals comes to the Huntington.
Sally Cragin talks with South African performer Pieter-Dirk Uys.
Randi Hopkins previews two shows that offer artists' views of Andy Warhol, plus "Girls' Night Out," "Boys Life," and Damien Hirst.
Randi Hopkins talks to Linda Price-Sneddon about "Wonder Worlds" at Mass MoCA.
HOTDOTS: THURSDAY 6: 10:00 (44) Sandwiches That You Will Like. One of those fun-and-trivial travelogues - this one touring the nation's oddest and most popular meals on bread.
By Clif Garboden
Dining OutStanhope Grille
Noshing and Sipping : Dewar’s 12 and Dewar’s Signature
On the Cheap: Penguin Pizza
Digital Photography Guide
The Best 2004
Liquid - Fall 2004
Education Section 2004
Best Music Poll 2004