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Table of contents for week of January 14, 2005

NEWS & FEATURES

Camille Dodero reports on the strange and unusual species of New England Patriots tailgaters.

Media scandals come along so regularly these days that whenever the latest unravels, the overwhelming feeling is one of dj vu. Dan Kennedy reports on media misdeeds.

The first African-American capital defendant in Massachusetts since 1973 is testing the notion of a fair death-penalty trial. David Bernstein reports.

Adam Reilly says the Democratic party is at a low point, making the race for a Democratic Committee chair of utmost importance.

Peter Keough reviews Sean Penn's career and his upcoming film "The Assassination of Richard Nixon."

In "Urban Buy," Darcy Heitzke soaks it in.

In "Out There," Alan Olifson practices his poker face.

Dan Savage does a strip tease.

In the Phoenix editorial: The Cape Cod DAs coercive DNA sweep is an outrageous assault on the right to be left alone.

Letters to the editor

Moon Signs

Plus, this just in:

  • METAMORPHOSIS Cabral puts on the ritz
  • HELPING HANDS Oxfam America pulls together tsunami aid
  • Q&A Cheryl Jacques at a crossroads
  • GAIETY THEATRE Strike three for a historic landmark
  • FLEX YOUR HEAD Cracking the code at MIT

    EDITORS' PICKS

    In Performance, Laurie Anderson reports

    In Theater, Kirsten Greenidge on 103 Within the Veil

    In Classical, Viktor Ullmann, plus Teatro Lirico d'Europa, the Tokyo Quartet, and BMOP's Boston connection

    In Galleries and Museums, 'Girls' Night Out' at the Addison, plus 'Dreaming Now' at the Rose, and 'Outpost' at Mass Art

    MUSIC

    In Sound Bites, Picking up right where their Behind the Music left off, The Soundtrack of Our Lives' new Origin Vol. 1 again storms the vaults of VH1 Classic. On a brief US tour, TSOOL hit the Middle East with Inouk.

    Matt Ashare worries about the future of used record stores as another Boston landmark closes.

    Carly Carioli reviews Ol' Dirty Bastard's last work Osirus

    Jeff Miller sees ex-Pumpkin Jimmy Chaimberlin rock smaller venues.

    Mac Randall listens as composer/pianist Harold Budd says goodbye.

    Mikael Wood hears the an old voice from young artist Ray LaMontagne.

    Jon Garelick gets a lesson in music history with Miles and Wynton do Jack Johnson, plus the Bad Plus

    Chris Rucker gives us the latest word on Boston-area bands; Mike Miliard reports on The Snow Leopards, some Velvet children, and Dave Pino..

    Also, short reviews of:

  • Chris Brokaw "I WAS BORN, BUT . . . "
  • Gerald Levert DO I SPEAK FOR THE WORLD
  • Daryl Hall & John Oates OUR KIND OF SOUL
  • Brazilian Girls BRAZILIAN GIRLS
  • Various Artists HARD-HEADED WOMAN: A CELEBRATION OF WANDA JACKSON
  • Cerys Matthews COCKAHOOP
  • 4 Strings TURN IT AROUND

    ...and Roadtripping: Ray LaMontagne tours New England, plus Partyline and more BY CARLY CARIOLI

    MOVIES

    Peter Keough says The Assassination of Richard Nixon aims high

    A.S. Hamrah thinks Jacques Demys Peau dne was ahead of its time.

    Carolyn Clay finds the Merchant a little too dark.

    Gerald Peary says Radford pounds the flesh in Merchant; plus, The Screening Room returns.

    Also, short reviews of:

  • IN THE REALMS OF THE UNREAL
  • IN GOOD COMPANY
  • HIJACK STORIES
  • MERCANO, EL MARCIANO/MERCANO THE MARTIAN
  • STATE OF DENIAL
  • BRIGHT FUTURE
  • RACING STRIPES
  • SKY BLUE
  • COACH CARTER
  • GAME OVER: KASPAROV AND THE MACHINE
  • WHITE NOISE
  • THEATER

    Carolyn Clay shudders at New Rep's Quills.

    Liza Weisstuch watches Leslie Dillen and Paula Plum dress for success in Dressed up! Wigged out!

    Carolyn Clay says Pieter-Dirk Uys is a clown on a crusade in Foreign Aids.

    Iris Fanger finds Book Of Days a bit over-ambitious.

    TELEVISION

    HOTDOTS: SUNDAY 16 4:30 (4) Football. The Indianapolis Colts versus the New England Patriots in AFC semifinal #2. By Clif Garboden

    Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts watches Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson and asks, if Jack Johnson hadnt existed, would Ken Burns have had to invent him?

    FOOD

  • Dining Out Spring Street Café

  • On the Cheap: Nud Pob

    SPECIALS

  • Digital Photography Guide
  • The Best 2004
  • Liquid - Fall 2004
  • Fall Preview
  • Education Section 2004
  • Best Music Poll 2004