NEWS & FEATURES
The Phoenix looks ahead to 2006, starting with Dan Kennedy looking at politics. The year ahead would seem like the ideal time for Democrats to reassert themselves. But, as recent events prove, you'd be unwise to count on it.
From White House indictments to Bay State happy hours, the Phoenix staff presents the 106 things we long for in 2006.
Mark Jurkowitz asks what all those zany sports figures will be doing next year.
David Bernstein continues his look at homicide in the city. While officials and residents bemoan Boston's recent surge in violent crime, demographics - and a lack of solutions - suggest that things could get even worse.
Dan Savage on sex.
ID Check: Casey Dienel
In the Phoenix editorial: Bush's high crimes, Romney's whining, and Menino's grim job.
Letters to the editor
Plus, this just in:
FREEDOM WATCH The devil and Judge Jones
GAY MARRIAGE Search for hate on your block
BAD BALLISTICS Federal judge KOs BPD’s "expert" testimony
QUOTES AND NUMBERS A mighty wind
CRAZY DELICIOUS For better or worse, SNLer finally gets face time
In Theater, The ART tips for No Exit.
Matt Ashare runs down national pop releases on the horizon, including Cat Power and the Subways.
Jon Garelick says there will be plenty o' jazz in '06.
Lloyd Schwartz discusses the year ahead in classical.
Ted Drozdowski looks at a full slate of winter shows.
Sarah Tomlinson identifies some promising local releases for '06.
In Out: Tia Carioli has a 440r holiday to remember.
In Circuits, David Day gets juiced with marinate.
In Download: Chris Nelson makes his escape.
Also, short reviews of:
MARK LEMHOUSE THE GREAT AMERICAN YARD SALE
JOHN LENNON WALLS AND BRIDGES
OZZY OSBOURNE UNDER COVER
PELLUMAIR SUMMER STORM
VARIOUS ARTISTS RAWKUS RECORDS — CLASSIC CUTS: BEST OF A DECADE 1
Peter Keough looks at winter releases in 2006: politics as usual, or will Hollywood cover the issues?
Liza Weisstuch predicts the year ahead on Boston stages.
Carolyn Clay reviews ASP's Twelfth Night.
Marcia Siegel reviews the Nutcracker and other holiday treats.
Randi Hopkins looks at the year ahead in art.
John Freeman looks at the year ahead in books.
HOTDOTS: MONDAY 2 | 7:00  GREATER BOSTON YEAR IN REVIEW SPECIAL | One day. What could have happened? Just joshin' - they're talking about 2005, and this originally ran last week.
BY CLIF GARBODEN
Dining Out Robert Nadeau hands out his 2005 dining awards.
On the Cheap Kookoo
Taste Buds: Upcoming local dining events
Noshing & Sipping: Lala Rokh’s specialty martinis.
Best Music Poll 2005
Digital Photography Guide
The Best 2005
Education Section 2005