NEWS & FEATURES
The state and MBTA are taking long-planned steps to improve the T and clean up the air. That is, once everyone can agree on them. Deirdre Fulton looks at the potential ramficiations, while also detailing the changes to the service we can expect. Also, view our map of what changes are currently on the table.
From heating your home to hopping in a cab, life in Boston is about to get even pricier. David Bernstein adds it all up.
The New York Times suggested George W. Bush had run afoul of the law with his warrantless wiretapping. Now the president may be preparing to indict the storied paper, says Harvey Silverglate.
Mark Jurkowitz examines what role, if any, the local press will play in Mitt Romney's potential run for a higher office.
Sara Donnelly discusses Maine's anti-war activists and their new - and effective - strategy for spreading their message, one they're sharing nationwide.
Dan Savage on sex.
ID Check: Spencer James
In the Phoenix editorial: On the wrong track, plus Bush is even more lawless than you thought.
Letters to the editor
Plus, this just in:
DIE ANOTHER DAY Born again in Hollywood
SAME AS THE OLD BOSS? Mayor Menino’s mixed inaugural message
POLITICS OF PAIN Rhode Island follows through on medical marijuana
COME ON, FEEL THE CALIFORNIA Take it away, Sufjan Stevens
VOX POPULI Halsey Burgund wants your voice
JACK ABRAMOFF Least Likely to Attend His 25th Reunion
QUOTES & NUMBERS Blow before you go
In Theater, The ART tips for No Exit.
In Museums + Galleries, "
Our favorite holiday art haunts
On the occasion of their pivotal third release, Will Spitz asks the question: do The Strokes have anything left to say?
Matt Ashare tries to get to the heart of Neil Diamond.
Chris Nelson examines Notorious B.I.G.'s final chapter.
Andrew Marcus revisits the explosive impact of Stiff Little Fingers.
Ken Micallef discovers the overlooked brilliance of Liverpool's The Coral.
In Cellars by Starlight, Ted Drozdowski finds Ryan Lee Crosby reemerging with the Mindless.
In Out: Ian Sands attends Chanukah pop's coming of age party.
In Circuits, David Day trances to the music.
In Download: Mikael Wood provides new tunes for the new year.
Also, short reviews of:
GARY ALLAN TOUGH ALL OVER
ISOBEL CAMPBELL AND MARK LANEGAN RAMBLIN’ MAN
GALAXIE 500 PEEL SESSIONS
THE GREENCARDS WEATHER AND WATER
SA-RA CREATIVE PARTNERS SECOND TIME AROUND
Gary Susman reviews Woody Allen's comeback film, Match Point, and interviews its stars, Scarlett Johansson and Jonathan Rhys Meyers.
In Film Culture, Gerald Peary interviews Woody Allen himself.
Peter Keough reviews two films on fanaticism: Buongiorno, Notte and Napola — Elite Für den Führer
Brett Michel checks out The Matador, an unexpected pleasure.
Also, short reviews of:
NEW YORK DOLL
Steve Vineberg on Ann Randolph’s Squeeze Box
Christopher Millis on "Contemporary Clay: Japanese Ceramics for the New Century" at the MFA.
Colin Fleming spends a few decades with Manhattan’s gallery gods.
Chris Nelson says Lost has spawned a wanna-be: Invasion.
HOTDOTS: TUESDAY | 8:00  GLOBE TREKKER: PACIFIC NORTHWEST | Trekker Sami Sabiti explores Washington and Oregon, home of Jimi Hendrix, the Space Needle, Mount Hood, too much coffee, and a whole lot of wilderness. | Until 9 pm.
BY CLIF GARBODEN
On the Cheap Belle Isle Seafood
Dok Bua’s pad-ki-mow.
Taste Buds: Upcoming local dining events
Best Music Poll 2005
Digital Photography Guide
The Best 2005
Education Section 2005