NEWS & FEATURES
It's the Phoenix's look back on 2005, starting with Barry Crimmins asking the question: could 2005 have gotten any worse?
Mike Miliard looks at our tumultuous year in culture, from Katrina to TomKat.
The president, prosecutors, and other forces of hubris strong-armed civil liberties this year, winning too many battles and losing precious few, according to Harvey Silverglate and Dustin Lewis.
From car-ramming to laptop larceny, pro athletes perfected their "offense" in 2005. Matt Taibbi looks back.
Storms, scandals, and significant changes in TV, print, and more dominated the media universe this year. By Mark Jurkowitz.
Dan Savage on sex.
In the Phoenix editorial: America’s Republican problem: Bush is only a symptom of a virulent infection.
Letters to the editor
Plus, this just in:
MISFIT TOYS Hacking Santa
FREEDOM WATCH Spy-der Man
THE PLAY’S NOT THE THING Curtain closes on Aida on the Common
MASS MURDER Last week’s slaughter — and reaction to it — is nothing new
QUOTES & NUMBERS Drunken jesus
In Theater, Revels celebrates a mediæval English Christmas.
In Museums + Galleries, "
Our favorite holiday art haunts
Matt Ashare names his picks for best in national pop, and compiles the best of local pop.
Jon Garelick weighs in on the year in jazz.
Lloyd Schwartz discusses the most unforgettable classical events of 2005.
Ted Drozdowski on guitar innovator Les Paul, still going strong at 90.
Clea Simon on a hearty handful of hurricane-relief CDs.
In Out: Ian Sands finds out how Eugene Mirman spent his winter vacation.
In Circuits, David Day looks at the year Bostronica grew up.
In Download: Camille Dodero looks into the future.
Also, short reviews of:
BABYSHAMBLES DOWN IN ALBION
GREEN DAY BULLET IN A BIBLE
JOHN LENNON SOMETIME IN NEW YORK CITY
MATISYAHU LIVE AT STUBB’S
JOE TURNER BETWEEN TWO SECONDS
THE COMPLETE VERVE REMIXED
Peter Keough picks the ten best films of 2005.
Peter Keough also reviews three holiday releases: Casanova, Munich, and Breakfast on Pluto
Also, short reviews of:
CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN 2
FUN WITH DICK AND JANE
RUMOR HAS IT . . .
Carolyn Clay names her best on the boards in 2005.
Jeffrey Gantz compiles the best dance of the year and finds something old and something new.
Jeffrey Gantz says that 2005 brought some interesting things to the table - but is it all art?
Jon Garelick compiles the best of 2005 in both fiction and non-fiction.
Joyce Millman picks her best of 2005.
Chris Nelson takes us on a tour of the numerous blogs devoted to Lost.
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BY CLIF GARBODEN
On the Cheap Oasis Brazilian Restaurant
Taste Buds: Upcoming local dining events
Noshing & Sipping: Ridgeway Brewery Christmas Ales.
Best Music Poll 2005
Digital Photography Guide
The Best 2005
Education Section 2005