Table of contents for the week of April 18, 2002
Seth Gitell says the possibility that a Jew might run against a Mormon in a heavily Catholic state makes religious issues hard to avoid in this year's race for governor.
Clea Simon examines why we love the pets we choose
Judith Levine’s new book calls for honest debate about children and sexuality. Michael Bronksi explains how she has hit the right’s gag reflex.
William Fowler wonders what Mitt Romney has against the spirit of ’76?
In our weekly Q&A, Tamara Wieder talks to Fucked Company's Philip Kaplan.
In the Phoenix editorial, why is Tom Reilly working to prevent gay and lesbian couples from marrying?
In Out There, Rebecca Wieder reflects on her neighbors' love for "Ave Maria."
So long "Thong Song:" Kim Wiedman finds underwear alternatives in Urban Buy.
Plus, this just in:
ART IN TRANSITION: Woodruff’s debut season
NEPOTISM 2002: Can you help a brother out?
BETWEEN FRIENDS: The Reich-Grossman tiff
HIGH PRAISE: A media award for Lombardi
EXPERT OPINION: A sexual predator speaks
CASH FLOW: Reich’s shallow pockets
IN MEMORIAM: Robert Urich: For hire
SODA JERKS: No joke; no Coke
Letters to the editor
Jon Garelick traces Alison Krauss’s timeless bluegrass;
Ed Hazell on the group dynamics of New York’s Jazz Composers’ Collective;
Lloyd Schwartz has the scoop on Barbara Cook, Anne Sofie von Otter, Emmanuel’s Saul, Ozawa and Rostropovich;
J-Live finally has his say in Slanguistics by Jon Caramanica;
In Cellars by starlight, Ted Drozdowski on one-man bands Rick Berlin and Brian Charles.
Also, live reviews of the Boston Music Awards at the Orpheum, and Bartók and Berlioz at the BSO.
And last but not least, Roadtripping.
Also, short reviews of:
The Church : AFTER EVERYTHING NOW THIS
The Sid Hillman Quartet : VOLUME TWO
Ol’ Dirty Bastard : THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF RUSSELL JONES
Dennis Brown : DENNIS BROWN IN DUB
Soulwork : SOULWORK SQUARES OFF WITH THE SUPERVILLAIN (LIVE)
Custom : FAST
Matt Ashare rediscovers the Band's Last Waltz;
Steve Vineberg says that Vittorio De Sica’s Umberto D. is beyond ordinary;
Jeffrey Gantz takes us through the extra scenes in Amadeus, and he previews the hidden treasures to be found in the "Bridging Worlds: Ecumenical Conversations Across Liturgy, Worship & the Arts" conference at BU.
Chris Fujiwara still finds Elaine May’s A New Leaf stunning.
In Film Culture Gerald Peary on the Maryam mystery, plus the Filmmakers Open Studios and Dick Rogers.
Also, short reviews of:
BEHIND THE SUN
MURDER BY NUMBERS
MULE SKINNER BLUES
THE SWEETEST THING
Iris Fanger says The Weir faces down the dark;
Our theater critics saw 50 plays in 10 hours at the fourth annual Boston Theater Marathon, and Jeffrey Gantz still had enough gas in the tank to file this report on Faust.
Marcia B. Siegel took in Carol Somers and Lisa Hicks's shared program last weekend at Green Street Studios.
John Freeman calls Pagan Kennedy's new Black Livingstone: A True Tale of Adventure in the Nineteenth-Century Congo fascinating.
Hot Dots -- Saturday, 8:00 (2) Nova: Shackleton's Voyage of Endurance. Fortunately for us, they took along a photographer; unfortunately for the dogs, they didn't pack enough food.
Dining Out : Island Hopper.
On the Cheap : Daddy’s Roast Beef.
Noshing & Sipping : Byrne & Carlson chocolate bars.
Spring Preview 2002
Best Music Poll 2002
Spring 2002 Band Guide
The 4th annual Best issue