NEWS & FEATURES
David Bernstein looks at the Boston Police Department's ballistics woes. The staff is full of dangerously undertrained and unqualified so-called "experts."
Adam Reilly looks at the harsh realities facing the candidacies of Patricia White and Dianne Wilkerson.
Mike Miliard visits the new home of Grub St., Boston's own writers' collective.
Deirdre Fulton checks on the mass walkout out SuicideGirls HQ.
Dan Savage on sex.
ID Check: Noah Garfinkel
In the Phoenix editorial: thoughts on Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers and indicted House leader Tom DeLay.
Letters to the editor
Plus, this just in:
CLAY CHIC Nick Park, one frame at a time
"BATTER UP!" Stealing home
GREEN National parks for sale — or not?
IRAN SO FAR AWAY Tehran rockers 127 make it to America at last
FREEDOM WATCH Harriet Miers: news from nowhere
GAY MARRIAGE Preaching politics
QUOTES + NUMBERS Water and oil don’t mix
In Theater, Julie Andrews gets a new boyfriend.
In "Standing on One Foot" and"Steve Locke" at the Mills Gallery;"Quantum Grids" at the Sert Gallery.
In Performance, Boston Ballet’s Cinderella.
Ted Drozdowski on the cult of Devandra Banhart.
Chris Nelson on the dichotomy of David Banner.
Lloyd Schwarz welcomes back the BSO with Yo Yo Ma, James Levine and Winsor Music.
Simon W. Vozick-Levinson talks to The Fiery Furnaces, who enlisted their grandmother to help them with Rehearsing My Choir the follow-up last year's critically acclaimed Blueberry Boat
Ken Micallef interviews Carl "A. C." Newman on the rise of the New Pornographers.
Mikael Wood discusses discovering sincerity and moving past your novelty radio hit with the guys from Nada Surf.
In Cellars By Starlight, Brett Milano talks to Ric Ocasek, who's got a new album and will be playing a show at Harper's Ferry this Tuesday.
In Out: Sarah Tomlinson laughs at the BMAs, finds NEMO, and helps the Lot Six save the planet. She also has notes.
In Circuits, David Day finds grime on the Green Line.
In Download: Matt Ashare checks out a new project from Vice Records. Do they know it's Halloween?
Live reviews of:
Antony and the Johnsons and Ran Blake.
Also, short reviews of:
*AM STEREO CAN’T
FALL OUT BOY FROM UNDER THE CORK TREE
GIANT DRAG HEARTS AND UNICORNS
DAVID GRAY LIFE IN SLOW MOTION
UNITED STATES OF ELECTRONICA U.S.E.
KELLER WILLIAMS SIGHT
Peter Keough on George Clooney's brilliant new film, Good Night and Good Luck. Also, Keough has the story on the New England Film and Video Festival.
Also, short reviews of:
EL CRIMEN PERFECTO
IN HER SHOES
INTO THE BLUE
TROPICAL MALADY/SUD PRALAD
WAITING . . .
WALLACE & GROMIT: THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT
Carolyn Clay on two plays about family, King Lear and Theater District. Also, she eulogizes the late August Wilson.
Marcia B. Siegel on the ascent of Kate Digby.
Christopher Millis on Zhang Huan at the MFA.
Ted Drozdowski on Charles Cross - who previously brought you the in-depth Kurt Cobain bio Heavier than Heaven - and his new Hendrix bio, <i>Room Full of Mirrors.
HOTDOTS: THURSDAY 13 | 8:00 (2) BATTLEFIELD BRITAIN | HASTINGS - 1066 | Saxon dogs; Norman frogs. After William invaded and beat up King Harold, Britain was never the same.
BY CLIF GARBODEN
Dining Out Robert Nadeau on Hei La Moon.
On the Cheap Broken Yolk.
Taste Buds: Upcoming local dining events
Noshing & Sipping: Samuel Adams Boston 375 Ale.
Guide To Fall
Best Music Poll 2005
Digital Photography Guide
The Best 2004
Education Section 2005