NEWS & FEATURES
David Bernstein looks at the abuses committed in our state's prison system. Can civil lawsuits make things right? Meanwhile, in Portland, Lance Tapley uncovers even more disturbing prisoner abuse, complete with video evidence.
Mike Miliard goes inside BzzAgent, a company that's taking word-of-mouth marketing directly to the people. Is this advertising's next wave?
Mark Jurkowitz reviews the local media's coverage of "the Theo incident." Who looks worse right now: Larry Lucchino or the Globe?
Adam Reilly looks at the state's attempt to pass an over-the-counter needle bill. It makes sense to do, so why isn't it happening?
Dan Savage on sex.
ID Check: John Kulsick
In the Phoenix editorial: Why Alito is so bad; plus, the lesson of Theo
Letters to the editor
Plus, this just in:
REALITY CHECK Election message: the city is stagnant
WINNERS AND LOSERS New face for a New Boston
FEAR OF GOD Thou shalt not criticize President Bush
A BIRD, A PLANE, A CONSERVATIVE! A comic book for the Fox News set
WAL-MART WAR ROOM New doc blasts big-box behemoth
IT’S EDUCATIONAL UMass’s labor center fights for itself
QUOTES & NUMBERS Hooking up and throwing out
In Theater, Double Edge responds to Don Quixote.
In Museums + Galleries, ‘The Drawing Show’ at the Mills and Oona Stern at MassArt.
Mikael Wood on the ascension of Coheed and Cambria.
Matt Ashare on the return of Bauhaus.
Chris Nelson hits the road with DJs Caps 'n' Jones.
Lloyd Schwarz takes in Kismet.
Josh Kun investigates the de-Colombian-ization of Shakira.
And Brett Milano looks back at the work of Herb Alpert.
In Cellars By Starlight, Ted Drozdowski talks to Hilken Mancini (late of Fuzzy) and Christopher Colbourn (whom you may remember from Buffalo Tom) about their new collaboration.
In Out: Elisabeth Donnelly finds a connection between BC and Craig Finn.
Sarah Tomlinson has notes on Verona Downs and Vanna.
In Circuits, David Day looks at the latest project from 7L.
In Download: Chris Nelson takes a cross-country trip.
Live reviews of:
The Go! Team, Milton Nascimento, and Hank Williams III.
Also, short reviews of:
THE AMERICAN ANALOG SET SET FREE
THE BLACK KEYS THE BLACK KEYS LIVE
THE EXIT HOME FOR AN ISLAND
SHARON JONES & THE DAP KINGS NATURALLY
MATTHIAS LUPRI GROUP TRANSITION SONIC
WORLD LEADER PRETEND PUNCHES
Peter Keough is impressed by the offerings from the Boston Festival of Films From Iran. He's also appreciative of Keira Knightly's work in the latest adaptation of Pride and Prejudice.
Jeffrey Gantz re-examines The Passenger on the occasion of its re-release.
In Film Culture, Gerald Peary has a conversation with the director of the controversial Paradise Now.
Also, short reviews of:
FORTY SHADES OF BLUE
GET RICH OR DIE TRYIN’
THE GOEBBELS EXPERIMENT
ZATHURA: A SPACE ADVENTURE
Carolyn Clay on two female-centric offerings: Kiss of the Spiderwoman and Women on the Verge of HRT
Marcia Siegel on Kate Donovan's Visceral Threads.
Greg Cook on Chuck Close.
Richard C. Walls on The Diviners, the latest (and lightest?) from Rick Moody.
HOTDOTS: WEDNESDAY 16 | 8:00  I WALK THE LINE: A NIGHT FOR JOHNNY CASH | A recent LA concert paying tribute to the most deserving of American's singing heroes, with music from Sheryl Crow, Norah Jones, Alison Krauss, Jerry Lee Lewis, and more.
BY CLIF GARBODEN
Dining Out Robert Nadeau on BarLoLa.
On the Cheap Virginia's Fine Foods
Taste Buds: Upcoming local dining events
Noshing & Sipping: L.A. Burdick’s Luxembourgers.
Guide To Fall
Best Music Poll 2005
Digital Photography Guide
The Best 2004
Education Section 2005