NEWS & FEATURES
The Phoenix presents its Fall Arts Preview, your guide to what's going on in the world of arts and entertainment in the coming months.
Mike Miliard interviews Steve Mumford, whose Baghdad Journal draws out the real war in Iraq.
Chris Dahlen investigates the propagandists' latest frontier: the world of video games.
Mark Jurkowitz checks in on some of the new ventures of our local dailies, including the Herald's sharp crime collumn and the Globe's obnoxious Sidekick.
Adam Reilly spends a day with perennial candidate Althea Garrison to find out what drives her in the face of years of futility.
Dan Savage on sex.
In the Phoenix editorial: Jim Crow, Boston style: Why the US attorney opposes minority jury members
Letters to the editor
Plus, this just in:
CITY-COUNCIL PRELIMINARY Livin’ at-large
QUOTES + NUMBERS A changing world
GAY MARRIAGE It ain’t over yet
BURTON’S BACK Stop-action necrophilia
NAOMI BENNETT Shy girl gone wild
VICTORIA SNELGROVE’S DEATH Discipline, but no answers
In Theater, Alvin Epstein and Patrick Swanson prepare for the climb.
In Galleries and Museums, Audrey Goldstein at NESAD, Julian Opie at the ICA, Kirsten Forkert at the Berwick.
In Classical, the remembrance of music past.
Jon Garelick takes a look at No Direction Home, Martin Scorsese's new documentary on Bob Dylan.
David Day makes a plea to pop songstress Annie: sing, don't DJ. Please.
It's "Paul Week" in the music section! Elliot Wilder reviews Paul McCartney's latest. The verdict? Macca's still got it, sort of.
Chris Nelson checks out Paul Wall and the emerging hip-hop scene out of Houston, TX.
Finally, Scott Frampton talks to Paul Weller about coping with The Jam's iconic past.
In Cellars By Starlight, Camille Dodero checks on Boston's Compound 440R collective.
In Out: Elisabeth Donnelly takes in Clap Your Hands Say Yeah at BU, where some kids didn't quite get it.
In Circuits, David Day on Certainly, Sir and Kooky Scientist.
In Notes, Sarah Tomlinson on the return of the Gravelpit, who will make their first appearance as a band in close to three years. But don't call it a "reunion."
In Download: Chris Nelson has more coming straight outta the Astrodome in Houston.
Live reviews of:
Elton John, Sigur Ros, and the auditions for David Letterman.
Also, short reviews of:
THE BAND A MUSICAL HISTORY
CoCoRosie NOAH’S ARK
EAST OF SUNSET MVD
NICKEL CREEK WHY SHOULD THE FIRE DIE?
OUR LADY PEACE HEALTHY IN PARANOID TIMES
Peter Keough reviews David Cronenberg's adaptation of A History of Violence.
Carolyn Clay reviews the well-dressed, but ultimately disappointing Proof.
In Film Culture, Gerald Peary takes in The 30th Toronto International Film Fest.
Also, short reviews of:
TIM BURTON’S CORPSE BRIDE
EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED
RACING AGAINST THE CLOCK
Carolyn Clay on The Real Thing and Romeo and Juliet.
Marcia B. Siegel checks out Temperamental Wobble: Snappy Dance does Edward Gorey.
Catherin Tumber reviews On Beauty, the latest by Zadie Smith.
HOTDOTS: WEDNESDAY 28 | 8:00  THE BEST OF THE BEATLES | Before there was Ringo Starr, there was Pete Best drumming with the Fab Four. The early days of the Beatles through the jilted drummer's eyes.
BY CLIF GARBODEN
Dining Out Robert Nadeau on INQ.
On the Cheap Siraj Cafe.
Taste Buds: Upcoming local dining events
Noshing & Sipping: Prune Plums.
Guide To Fall
Best Music Poll 2005
Digital Photography Guide
The Best 2004
Education Section 2005