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In "Charitable complications," Kristen Lombardi finds that among the thousands of lives shattered by September 11, some victims are more equal than others.
According to Loren King, Jacqueline Kennedy’s White House wardrobe raises an interesting question: If Jackie were First Lady today, would she be advised to tone it down?
Nina Willdorf discovers how literary It Boy Jonathan Franzen spun himself into a tornado of controversy
In the Phoenix editorial,
our newfound need to protect ourselves mustn’t come at the expense of civil liberties.
- In Don't Quote Me, Dan Kennedy reveals five important stories pushed to the margins by the terrorism-obsessed media.
- In Talking
Gitell takes a look at the Democrats' improved chances of ending 12 years of GOP gubernatorial rule.
In Out There, Christopher Harris makes an argument for porn on network TV.
In Hip Check, Nina Willdorf finds solace in tea time.
Plus, this just in:
- CITY HALL : Loyal opposition: Maura Hennigan
DISCUSSION : Art in a time of war
TALKING POLITICS : Tallying the votes, Chicago-style
DEACTIVATION : It’s not easy being Green
MEDIA : The indispensable Seymour Hersh
Letters to the editor
Tix - Future
- Sean Richardson says that Ted Nugent himself couldn’t have dreamed up a more sinister crew of roughnecks than
Michael Freedberg on the Isley Brothers' latest hit;
Ted Drozdowski finds Suzanne Vega's latest to be more direct and personal than the alienated narratives of her past two albums;
Lloyd Scwartz on Renée Fleming, , Sanford Sylvan, and controversy at the BSO;
Banning Eyre tries to get tight-lipped Cesaria Évora to open up;
Richard Benjamin talks to James Mercer of The Shins.
And last but not least, Roadtripping.
short reviews of:
- American Head Charge :
THE WAR OF ART
Chocolate Genius: GODMUSIC
Death Cab for Cutie : THE PHOTO ALBUM
David S. Ware : CORRIDORS & PARALLELS
Nels Cline : DESTROY ALL NELS CLINE
Raul Malo : TODAY
Various Artists : TIMELESS
- According to Peter Keough, a little bit Audrey Tautou's pear-shaped face and beaming pixie grin goes a long way in Amélie,
and Tahmineh Milani faces death for The Hidden Half.
In Film Culture, Allison Anders confronts the past with Things Behind the Sun.
Also, short reviews
- CHOP SUEY
ONE DAY IN THE LIFEOF ANDREI ARSENEVICH
- Carolyn Clay reviews Betty’s Summer Vacation at the Huntington, and The Lonesome West
at the Boston Center for the Arts;
Iris Fanger on the retooled Walker;
Ellen Pfeifer determines that Jane Martin knows the theater scene.
- According to Marcia B. Siegel, Seán Curran and Dawn Kramer get 'together' in Walk in Progress.
- Charles Taylor reviews "The Look: Images of Glamour and Style, Photographs by Horst and Hoyningen-Huene."
In State of the Art, Carly Carioli finds the art of rock with Scarrie.
- Julia Hanna discusses Salman Rushdie ’s compelling Fury.
- Hot Dots
-- Saturday, 4:00 (7) Tara Lipinski's Hip-Hop on Ice. No, this is not a Saturday Night Live skit. The "Who We Be" couples routine is not to be missed.
Dining Out: Pho Vietnam.
On the Cheap: Bueno Café.
Noshing & Sipping: Geoff & Drew’s Late Night Incredible Cookies.
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