Table of contents for week of February 25, 2005|
NEWS & FEATURES
Mitch Krpata reviews a surprisingly strong crop of first-quarter video game releases: Resident Evil 4, NBA Street V3, and Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction.
Phoenix writers reflect on the life and work of Hunter S. Thompson, the original gonzo journalist. We are poorer for having lost him.
Concerns about the director of national intelligence go far beyond John Negroponte’s bloody past, says Jason Vest.
As the feds give global warming the cold shoulder, it’s more vital than ever for New England to turn up the heat on its own emissions-reducing initiatives. By Deirdre Fulton.
The many progressives vying for 18th Suffolk's House of Representatives seat could split the vote and hand the post to a conservative candidate, according to Adam Reilly. Plus, Mitt Romney takes Spartanburg, and Maura Hennigan campaigns against herself.
Filmmaker Judy Irving documents a San Francisco legend in The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill, and chats with Tamara Wieder in this week's Q&A.
In "Out There," Alan Olifson bangs the drum slowly.
In "Urban Buy," Naz Sioshansi belts it out.
Dan Savage on sex.
In the Phoenix editorial: The Supreme Judicial Court takes the politically expedient way out on education funding.
Letters to the editor
Plus, this just in:
FREEDOM WATCH The Summers transcript doesn’t lie
HEY, MR. SPACEMAN Bill Lee’s still having a ball
RACK VINTAGE Proletariat relocates
In Theater, the ART pays homage to Dido, Queen of Carthage
In Classical, the Borromeo String Quartet goes for the Bartók cycle, plus the Fischer Duo
In Galleries and Museums, Ghada Amer at Wellesley, Ralph Lauren’s cars at the MFA, Ann Steuernagel at Radcliffe, and mandalas and mapping in Lawrence
In Performance, Boston Ballet snares Sorella Englund and Merrill Ashley for La Sylphide
In Sound Bites, Lou Barlow's new Emoh isn't just a return to Bakesale form; it also ties together the disparate strands of his career, from bedroom folk to Folk Implosion-ish semi dance rock.
A rejuvenated Graham Coxon re-embraces his inner Brit. By Matt Ashare.
Boston Lyric Opera imports The Little Prince, the BSO premieres Yehudi Wyner’s piano concerto, and Renée Fleming. By Lloyd Schwartz.
Kings of Convenience -- not to be confused with Kings of Leon, Kings of Nuthin', or the Kingsmen -- quietly persevere. By Mikael Wood.
Michael Mayer brings the Kompakt sound to Boston. By Tony Ware.
Ken Micallef hears DC's Thievery Corporation play their cosmic games.
In Jon Garelick's "Giant Steps": Tim Berne’s long, sweet ride, plus wordplay from Paul Auster and Don Byron
In "Cellars by Starlight": Bowman and the Brett Rosenberg Problem, by Ted Drozdowski.
In Out: Damon & Naomi’s blue cheer, Grizzly Bear’s roar, and Zombies’ rap
Chris Rucker hears A Wilhelm Scream, Death Before Dishonor, and more.
Live reviews of: The Radiators, The Love Scene,
and Chris Stamey
Also, short reviews of:
Q and Not U POWER
Steve Barton CHARM OFFENSIVE
Mark Geary GHOSTS
Lee Ann Womack THERE’S MORE WHERE THAT CAME FROM
Beep Beep BUSINESS CASUAL
Ian Brown SOLARIZED
The Frames BURN THE MAPS
...and Roadtripping: The 'Taste of Chaos' tour storms Lowell, plus Soulfly with Morbid Angel and more
Chris Fujiwara takes in the Maurice Pialat retrospective at the MFA
Peter Brunette encounters Boston-like weather and fewer American films at the Berlinale.
Peter Keough predicts that Oscar night will be a slugfest between Million Dollar Baby and The Aviator
In Film Culture: Donald Bogle’s Bright Boulevards; John Stahl’s Imitation of Life
Also, short reviews of:
THE AIMLESS BULLET
DIARY OF A MAD BLACK WOMAN
A TALE OF TWO SISTERS
Carolyn Clay says the Wilbur's Woolf still has its teeth.
Carolyn Clay reviews Red Herring and Quartet, respectively playing at the Lyric Stage Company and Merrimack Repertory Theatre.
Carolyn Clay watches Robert Lepage’s moon glow at the ART
This twosome soars in John & Jen. By Iris Fanger.
Marcia B. Siegel sees 'Dance Straight Up(!)' at Zero Arrow Theatre.
HOTDOTS: SUNDAY 27 8:30 (5) The 77th Annual Academy Awards. Can Ray out-fly The Aviator? And how many categories does anyone really care about? Chris Rock, hoping at least one straight black man will watch, hosts.
By Clif Garboden
Dining Out: Zafferano
Hot Plate: Onion rings
On the Cheap: Zoe's Gourmet Chinese Cuisine
Digital Photography Guide
The Best 2004
Liquid - Fall 2004
Education Section 2005
Best Music Poll 2004