NEWS & FEATURES
To commemorate the 25th anniversary of John Lennon's death, read the Phoenix's original coverage from December 1980.
Mark Jurkowitz on the fall of Bob Woodward. The once great reporter now finds himself embroiled in controversy and, worse yet, very few reporters continue to carry on his mantle.
Adam Reilly has a simple message to Republican voters who might not know that much about Massachusetts Governor (and possible '08 candidate) Mitt Romney: he's just not that special for being a Republican in Massachusetts.
David Bernstein on the local politicians' and media's tendency to blow the wrong drug stories out of proportion while ignoring the real substance-abuse issues facing the Hub.
Mike Miliard talks to Dusty Miller, one of few remaining police sketch artists who works by hand in the age of computer modeling.
Dan Savage on sex.
ID Check: Christina Desir
In the Phoenix editorial: Is the Pope unchristian?
Letters to the editor
Plus, this just in:
COME DIE IN IRAQ The on-campus recruitment battle
WORK IT Isn't deity its own reward?
NOT YET 1000 A non-execution puts the spotlight on capital punishment
ANNALS OF LOGORRHEA The mouth that roared
NORTHERN DISCLOSURE Woe, Canada
QUOTES & NUMBERS Bostonians can read
In Theater, Alarm Clock makes drama from detritus.
In Museums + Galleries, "Not Just a House" at GASP, ‘Gentile Bellini’ at the Gardner, the Wilson Sisters at Harvard.
James Parker on the newest release from The Darkness.
Ken Micallef on OC faves The Subways.
Micahel Alan Goldberg talks to the ever-caffeinated Brandi Carlile.
Lloyd Schwartz on the modernization of the BSO and BPO.
Franklin Bruno on a new DVD that examines the Human League's role in the Sheffield scene.
Richard C. Walls on the richly deserved box set of the work of Donovan.
Ed Hazell on the Vision Fest.
In Cellars By Starlight, Matt Ashare sits down with Certainly, Sir.
In Out: Elisabeth Donnelly tries to catch as much of Mary Lou Lord's Katrina benefit as possible.
Sarah Tomlinson has notes on Humanwine.
In Circuits, David Day checks out Fred Giannelli.
In Download: Chris Nelson has a low-key solution for the holiday blues.
Live reviews of:
DJ Tiesto and Jim Hall and Dave Holland.
Also, short reviews of:
AGAINST ME! SEARCHING FOR A FORMER CLARITY
CAGE HELL’S WINTER
CALEXICO/IRON & WINE IN THE REINS
DISTURBED TEN THOUSAND FISTS
NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALLSTARS ELECTRIC BLUE WATERMELON
SONS AND DAUGHTERS THE REPULSION BOX
Chris Fujiwara checks out the HFA's retrospective of the films of Budd Boetticher.
Peter Keough checks out two fascinating films out of Africa: Darwin's Nightmare and The Boys of Baraka.
In Film Culture, Gerald Peary checks out Colombia's La Sierra
Also, short reviews of:
IN THE MIX
Carolyn Clay on the Lyric Stage Company's Crowns
Christopher Millis on "The 19th Drawing Show."
Michael Bronski on Harvard’s Secret Court:The Savage 1920 Purge of Campus Homosexuals.
HOTDOTS: 9:00  TOM JONES: THE LEGEND | You've heard the jokes, now meet the legend. Actually, Jones, behind the sweaty 'ladies' man for middle-aged ladies' exterior, turns out to be a pretty hip and musical guy.
BY CLIF GARBODEN
Dining Out Robert Nadeau on Ashmont Grill.
On the Cheap Topacio Restaurant
Hot Plate: Sandrine’s Bistro’s tarte flambée.
Taste Buds: Upcoming local dining events
Guide To Fall
Best Music Poll 2005
Digital Photography Guide
The Best 2004
Education Section 2005