In Don't Quote Me, Dan Kennedy contests that a federal appeals court ruling that muzzles judges will harm the publicís right to know ó and, in turn, will undermine public confidence in the judicial system
Chris Wright examines how grifters wormed their way into the American psyche
Dan Kennedy looks behind the Globeís front-page mea culpa in dealing with the Zantop murders; the Herald overhypes a theory.
In the Phoenix editorial, giving up on Clinton's ghost.
In Out There, Dan Tobin throws like a girl
In Urban Buy, Nina Willdorf realizes that makeup multi-tasking was never so easy
Plus, this just in:
Music: Rock of middle ages
Parallel reality: Big Dig hits the big time
Chasing Saddam: Shifting policy on Iraq
Media: Sex, violence, and the cultural left
Cambridge: Zoning moaning
Protest: Women in black are back
No Play: Coldplay cancel Avalon show
Internet: The need for high speed
Radio dramas: Can this marriage be saved?
Letters to the editor
Editors' Picks -
Hot Tix -
Brett Milano travels to LA and checks in with ex-Veruca Salt/Letters to Cleo drummer Stacy Jones and his new band American Hi-Fi;
Gary Susman talks with DJ Boy George about spinning in America;
Sean Richardson says Dave Matthews Band's newest goes pop;
Douglas Wolk chides Mark Prendergast's new book The Ambient Century for its factual inaccuracies, poor writing, and lack of insight;
Kevin John does the cha-cha slide;
Jonathan Perry retreats in the Paved Country.
Also, short reviews of:
Double Trouble :
BEEN A LONG TIME
Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys :
Alabama Frank :
Tav Falco & the Panther Burns:
Velvet Crush :
The Stryder :
MASQUERADE IN THE KEY OF CRIME
White Stripes :
Chris Fujiwara previews the Brattle's Eric Rohmer retrospective,
Peter Keough wonders if the next distinctive, national new wave in cinema will come from Turkey,
Gerald Peary digs up what In the Mood for Love's Wong, Cheung, and Leung said at Cannes,
and Mike Miliard hypes BC's Irish Film Series.
Also, short reviews of:
Down to Earth
Carolyn Clay on ARTís poetic Mother Courage
and Iris Fanger on Conor McPherson's This Lime Tree Bower
Christopher Millis spends a warm February on Newbury Street
Richard C. Walls on A.S. Byatt's The Biographer's Tale
Clif Garboden's Hot Dots
The Chart House.
On the Cheap:
Noshing & Sipping:
Fastachi dried cantaloupe .
Best Music Poll 2000
Fall Band Guide
The 3rd annual Best issue