NEWS & FEATURES
It's our annual Best issue, where we reveal the results of our Readers' Poll and give some opinions of our own as well.
David Bernstein continues his in-depth look at the failures of the Boston Police Department's homicide squad by listing off the names of the murdered.
Camille Dodero speaks with Janaka Stuckey, a poet who moonlights as an undertaker. Or is it the other way around?
Mark Jurkowitz was going to write about the Boston edition of the Metro and how it might just wind up being the future of the daily newspaper. But then a funny thing happened: nobody would talk to him. Is there more than meets the eye here? Jurkowitz tries to find out.
Adam Reilly checks in on Matt O'Malley, the candidate who should be attracting more attention and more votes.
Mike Miliard visits with the minds behind Worcester's Participatory Culture Foundation in search of the future of television.
Dan Savage on sex.
ID Check: Véronique d’Entremont
In the Phoenix editorial: the big questions about Bush and company, and a remembrance of Rosa Parks.
Letters to the editor
Plus, this just in:
BIRD WATCHING Avian flu marches on
YOUR MONEY, YOUR LIFE Meet Ben Bernanke
CHAINED AND BOUND Is Harvard Square dying?
SCIENCE WARS But where are the lightsabers?
DRINK UP A handy guidebook for the Modern Drunkard
DRUGS ON FILM DIY detox
TRICK OR TREAT Halloween reminder
QUOTES & NUMBERS Roads, hazards, and sex
In Theater, Stoneham revives Dracula.
In Day of the Dead at Forest Hills, Christian Jankowski at MIT, Ed Ruscha at Harvard.
Wayne Marshall makes his debut as a Phoenix scribe by weighing in on reggae's two most significant crossovers since who-knows-when: Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley and Sean Paul.
Lloyd Schwarz takes in some opera, specifically Opera Boston’s The Consul, Boston Baroque’s Agrippina, and Cecilia Bartoli.
Ted Drozdowski on the reinvention of Joe Henry.
Simon W. Vozick-Levinson on the mutation of Jamie Lidell, who has gone from glitch mad-scientist to neo soulman.
Jeff Miller talks to Tim DeLaughter of the Polyphonic Spree on his work on the soundtrack to the film Thumbsucker. Matt Ashare also has thoughts on the soundtrack-as-marketing-apparatus trend.
In Cellars By Starlight, Brett Milano talks to the Coffin Lids who at press time are still scheduled to play a show at the Abbey Lounge on October 29. Here's hoping the necessary repairs have been made by then so the place can re-open.
In Out: Camille Dodero on BunnyBrians and Broken Social Scene.
Sarah Tomlinson has notes on Lizzie Borden and the Axes.
In Circuits, David Day finds Life on Marz with Randy Deshaies.
In Download: Carly Carioli clicks on the latest from Madonna. But are you better off saving your 99 cents?
Live reviews of:
Jello Biafra and the Melvins, Dave Douglas, and Josh Ritter.
Also, short reviews of:
YERBA BUENA ISLAND LIFE
THE GO! TEAM THUNDER LIGHTNING STRIKE
JIMI HENDRIX LIVE AT WOODSTOCK
LIFESAVAS SPIRIT IN STONE
LINDA PERRY IN FLIGHT
Lloyd Schwarts checks out some classic horror DVDs that are perfect for your Halloween viewing pleasure.
Peter Keough on the Boston Jewish Film Festival.
In Film Culture, Gerald Peary tries to get the truth on Where the Truth Lies from Kevin Bacon, Colin Firth, and Paul Egoyan.
Also, short reviews of:
THE LEGEND OF ZORRO
SYMPATHY FOR MR. VENGEANCE
THREE . . . EXTREMES
THE WEATHER MAN
WHERE THE TRUTH LIES
Carolyn Clay on three offerings: 700 Sundays, Tuesdays with Morrie, and A Number.
Christopher Millis on Christian Jankowski.
Ted Drozdowski on Lost Delta Found.
HOTDOTS: WEDNESDAY 2 | 9:00  RX FOR SURVIVAL, A GLOBAL HEALTH CHALLENGE: DELIVERING THE GOODS AND DEADLY MESSENGERS | Tonight's first hour looks at the international medical community's failure to provide health care to the very people who need it most.
BY CLIF GARBODEN
Dining Out Robert Nadeau on Joe V's.
On the Cheap Teriyaki House
Hot Plate: Radius' Cinema Paradiso.
Taste Buds: Upcoming local dining events
Guide To Fall
Best Music Poll 2005
Digital Photography Guide
The Best 2004
Education Section 2005