NEWS & FEATURES
David Bernstein looks at the radical transformation of the Fenway neighborhood, spurned on, in part, by the insane popularity of the Boston Red Sox. What will it look like ten years from now?
Camille Dodero sits down with Lisa Carver, former punk, zine queen, and litter box-soiler, on growing up, settling down and her memoir, Drugs Are Nice
Mark Jurkowitz on the bizarre case of Margaret Menge, a young go-getting reporter that was fired by her paper, The Union Leader (based out of Manchester, New Hampshire,) for being "too New York." What kind of precedent does something like this set?
Adam Reilly looks at a barnburner coming in the form of the House race between Eugene O'Flaherty and Chris Schiavone.
Dan Savage on sex.
ID Check: Greg Selkoe
In the Phoenix editorial: Alito and abortion; hope in the fight against AIDS.
Letters to the editor
Plus, this just in:
TORTURE DEBATE Sam Adams goes to Guantánamo
NUMBERS GAME Now the BPD tells us ...
SHOE-LEATHER REPORTING "Sneaker activist" petitions for pair of McFlys
TOO MUCH INFORMATION Army’s new sex-assault database
WAITING FOR MITT Behind the governor’s procrastination
CAMPAIGN FINANCE At-large races: More money, mixed results
QUOTES & NUMBERS Detained and obtained
In Theater, White Christmas moves into the Wang.
In Museums + Galleries, ‘Kara Walker’ at the MFA, plus ‘Overlap’ at Tufts and December sales.
In Classical, James Levine’s BSO history lesson.
Camille Dodero interviews some of the many members of Canada's Broken Social Scene. Are they a band? A collective? Something else altogether?
Ted Drozdowski pays homage to B. B. King on the occasion of the man's 80th birthday.
Joyce Millman on the return of the great Kate Bush, whose music may be more relevant now than ever.
Simon W. Vozick-Levinson on the emergence of Rogue Wave.
Adam Bregman on the Dandy Warhols, who are still better than the Brian Jonestown Massacre.
Jeffrey Gantz on the renewed debate over the work of Mahler.
In Cellars By Starlight, Will Spitz checks out Taxpayer.
In Out: Sarah Tomlinson attends Gentlemen bassist Ed Valauskas's Elvis Costello-themed birthday bash at the Abbey. She also has notes.
In Circuits, David Day checks out Mike Uzzi.
In Download: Colin Fleming finds an anglophile treasure trove.
Live reviews of:
The Black Keys and Joyce and Dorri Caymmi.
Also, short reviews of:
ART BRUT BANG BANG ROCK AND ROLL
BUN B TRILL
J-LIVE THE HEAR AFTER
MORCHEEBA THE ANTIDOTE
AARON NEVILLE CHRISTMAS PRAYER
TRIPTYCH MYTH THE BEAUTIFUL
John Garelick talks to Sarah Silverman about her new film Jesus Is Magic, and the role of vulgarity and offensiveness in comedy.
In Film Culture, Gerald Peary checks out a new book: The X List: The National Society of Film Critics’ Guide to Movies That Turn Us On
Also, short reviews of:
THE ICE HARVEST
WILLIAM EGGLESTON IN THE REAL WORLD
YOURS, MINE & OURS
ZWISCHEN DEN STERNEN|BETWEEN THE STARS / KURZ UND SCHMERZLOS|SHORT SHARP SHOCK
Carolyn Clay on The UnPOSSESSED, The Art of Sacrifice
Marcia Siegel on the Dance Complex's 'Anniversidance/Danciversary.
Greg Cook on two exhibits showcasing the work of Joan Snyder.
Matthew Shaer on Charles Burns' Black Hole.
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Dining Out Robert Nadeau on Martsa on Elm.
On the Cheap Pizza Pie-er
Taste Buds: Upcoming local dining events
Noshing & Sipping: Sam Adams Imperial Pilsner.
Guide To Fall
Best Music Poll 2005
Digital Photography Guide
The Best 2004
Education Section 2005