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America was mired in conflict long before September 11. We started the year as two nations born of a contested presidential election, and, Kristen Lombardi reminds us, things went downhill from there.
Barry Crimmins kept a diary of America's first year with its unelected president and decided that the Supreme Court didn't do us any favors.
Robert David Sullivan reminds us about the stories we thought were newsworthy before September 11.
Loren King examines at the state of downtown development, and laments the changing face of Boston.
In the Phoenix editorial, further thoughts about the Sox sale.
- In Don't Quote Me, Dan Kennedy dredges up the biggest story that never happened -- mad cow disease -- and wonders if it'll haunt us in 2002.
In Out There, Chris Wright on going to divorce court.
In Urban Buy, Suzanne Kammlott makes a resolution to write in a diary regularly.
Plus, this just in:
OUT OF TOWNERS: Plotting our revenge
PATRIOTIC DUTY: Spelunking 101
RANT: Hollywood whitewash
CITY HALL: Who will be the next council president?
WEB CRUSADE: Site fights for nuns’ rights
TODAY’S JOLT: Harrington’s sleazy deal to sell the Sox stains the Boston Globe
Letters to the editor
Tix - Future
Lloyd Schwartz's round-up of the year's symphonic happenings
Jon Garelick on the year in jazz
Carly Carioli's annual wistful remembrance of the local scene
Matt Ashare on pop music that made the grade in 2001
In Cellars by Starlight Brett Milano lists his local faves for the year.
And last but not least, Roadtripping.
short reviews of:
- Larry Graham :
THE JAM: THE LARRY GRAHAM & GRAHAM CENTRAL STATION ANTHOLOGY
Buddy Guy : THE BEST OF BUDDY GUY: THE MILLENNIUM COLLECTION
The English Beat : BEAT THIS! THE BEST OF THE ENGLISH BEAT
Ice Cube : GREATEST HITS VOLUME I
The Bee Gees : THEIR GREATEST HITS
Fad Gadget : THE BEST OF FAD GADGET
Sting : . . . ALL THIS TIME
- Peter Keough on the year in film
In Film Culture, Gerald Peary hands out awards for the year.
- Carolyn Clay rounds up the year in theater
Iris Fanger talks with Amy Van Nostrand about G.B. Shaw's Heartbreak House
- The year in dance, compiled by Jeffrey Gantz.
- Jeffrey Gantz on the year in art
- The year in fiction, cpmpiled by Jeffrey Gantz
The year in nonfiction, by Peter Kadzis
Robert David Sullivan on the year in television
-- New Year's Eve 11:35 (5) Dick Clark's Rockin' New Year's Eve. Fill in your own joke about Clark's age.
Dining Out: A look back on 2001
The year that was
On the Cheap: 608
Noshing & Sipping: Sandrine’s Kings Cake.
Best Music Poll 2001
Fall 2001 Band Guide
The 4th annual
- Listings Index