NEWS & FEATURES
Deirdre Fulton looks at how colleges are using a "Student Shield" clause to help the city in busting up house parties.
Chris Dahlen takes an in-depth look at the potential abilities of the new Xbox 360, and wonders aloud why it's coming out at a time when the current Xbox's popularity has never been higher. Plus, two Phoenix staffers take a quick test drive and are impressed by what they see, if not by what they actually play.
Mark Jurkowitz on a libel suit brought against the Herald by a local mosque. Has the tabloid gone too far?
Now that Mayor Menino has been re-elected to a fourth term, Adam Reilly wonders just who the heir apparent is. Flaherty? Tobin? Dare we say freshman councilor Sam Yoon?
Matt Shaer talks to Amanda Siska, the mind behind No Soap, Radio.
Dan Savage on sex.
ID Check: Rebekah Gewirtz
In the Phoenix editorial: Alito and abortion; hope in the fight against AIDS.
Letters to the editor
Plus, this just in:
SACRÉ BLEU! Mitt Romney’s French lessons
BALLOTS NOT BULLETS Next November, vote "no" on war
CONSERVATIVES FOR CANCER New HPV vaccine fought
FIT TO PRINT? BPD starts rebuilding disgraced print lab
QUOTES & NUMBERS Church and politics
In Theater, Master director Krystian Lupa at ART.
In Museums + Galleries, ‘Group Portrait’ at PRC; teapots and antiques at PEM.
Leon Neyfakh on the proliferation of 50 Cent. Between the movie, the merchandising, and the expansion of the G-Unit roster, is the formerly teflon MC spreading himself too thin? Nas and Fat Joe sure seem to think so. But he pictures himself as a hip-hop Howard Hughes.
Chris Nelson on the new dynamic duo of Danger Mouse and MF Doom, aka DangerDoom.
Eliot Wilder on Gary Higgins's lost classic.
Lloyd Schwarz takes in The Cantata Singers’ Verdi Requiem, Manfred Honeck at the BSO, and Deborah Voigt.
Damon Krukowski checks out the stunning Konono No1.
In Cellars By Starlight, Ted Drozdowski talks to David Minehan about the Neighborhoods' reunion.
In Giant Steps, Jon Garelick checks out Gold Sounds, a jazz album of Pavement covers recorded by, among others, Cyrus Chestnut.
In Out: Tia Carioli finds a new WonderBar in Allston: one that's following the path blazed by Great Scott, away from the white hats and towards the white belts.
Sarah Tomlinson has notes on the new Mission of Burma album.
In Circuits, David Day catches up with former Six Finger Satellite man turned DFA mogul Juan MacLean.
In Download: Adam Gold breaks down the newest from Imogen Heap.
Live reviews of:
Bauhaus and Bright.
Also, short reviews of:
JOHN CALE BLACK ACETATE
ECHO AND THE BUNNYMEN SIBERIA
LADY SOVEREIGN VERTICALLY CHALLENGED
MASTER C & J FEATURING LIZ TORRES CAN’T GET ENOUGH: THE CLASSICS AND MORE
SUPERGRASS ROAD TO ROUEN
DAR WILLIAMS MY BETTER SELF
Peter Keough says Joaquin Phoenix's performance as Johnny Cash in Walk The Line transforms himself effectively into the Man in Black. A similar darkness pervades the lengthy yet triumphant adaptation of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, according to Joyce Millman.
Marcia Siegel looks at the Ballet Russes on film.
Nina MacLaughlin checks out the Seventh Annual Magners Irish Film Festival.
Also, short reviews of:
THE DYING GAUL
THE PROTOCOLS OF ZION
Carolyn Clay on The Sisters Rosensweig, Permanent Whole Life
Debra Cash on Boston Conservatory's tribute to Murray Louis.
Christopher Millis on "Modest Sublime" at Harvard.
Steve Vineberg on a new anthology of the work of James Agee.
HOTDOTS: WEDNESDAY | 9:00  IN SEARCH OF MYTHS AND HEROES: SHANGRI-LA AND JASON AND THE GOLDEN FLEECE | Host Michael Wood treks to scavenge the ruins of paradise - the real Shangri-la. Next, he tries to determine whether the Argonaut
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Dining Out Robert Nadeau on Vintage.
On the Cheap Noodle Street
Taste Buds: Upcoming local dining events
Noshing & Sipping: B.B. Bürgerbräu.
Guide To Fall
Best Music Poll 2005
Digital Photography Guide
The Best 2004
Education Section 2005