Table of contents for week of October 8, 2004|
NEWS & FEATURES
WBUR honcho Jane Christo may find her critics increasingly hard to tune out, Dan Kennedy writes, as the radio station's staff upheavals and money woes attract the attention of two AGs, a governor, and the station's own license-holder, Boston University.
Mike Miliard on how Rick Doblin's Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies is trying to turn psychedelics and marijuana into FDA-approved prescription medicines.
An infuriated recording industry continues to tilt at online music-sharers, missing out on potentially lucrative partnerships with the P2P crowd. David Bernstein reports.
Adam Reilly interviews Oscar-winning filmmaker Errol Morris, who put together dozens of ads attacking the Bush presidency that are just gathering dust as the 2004 campaign season counts down. Where's a big liberal spender when you need one?
Ruth Tobias rates the comfort-food cookbooks that are lining the shelves this fall.
In "Savage Love," Dan gets some northern exposure.
In "Urban Buy," Nina Schwartz is on a fashion collision course.
In "Out There," Kris Freiswick wonders when showing off your tummy roll became a fashion statement.
In the Phoenix editorial: John Kerry's strong debate performance refutes the media's focus on superficial charges and counter-charges.
Plus, this just in:
ARMCHAIR ACTIVISM Vote for Change
DEPT. OF COOL PEOPLE Cerith Wyn Evans comes to town
STRANGE BEDFELLOWS Web site touts naked partisanship
SUPREME PERFORMANCE A Boston lawyer goes to Washington
SCHOOL DAZE Done deal?
In Classical, David Weininger gets us ready for Fretwork, Handel and Haydn Society, the Boston Philharmonic, Opera Boston, and Veronica Jochum
In State of the Art, John Freeman talks to novelist Ha Jin
In Museums & Galleries, Randi Hopkins explains installation artist Valery Koshlyakov
In Performance, Banning Eyre talks to dancer Zuleikha about the Rumi Concert
In Theater, Sally Cragin talks to thespian polymath John Kuntz about playing Richard III
Plan your week:
Matt Ashare interviews Beastie Boy prankster Adam Horovitz.
Carly Carioli gets the story behind the story of Boston band the Explosion's ascension to Virgin Records.
Ted Drozdowski takes an up-close look at John Fahey on the new DVD, John Fahey in Concert and Interviews: 1969 & 1996.
Jon Garelick spends a few nights in the clubs checking out live jazz from Bruno Råberg, Charlie Hunter, the Beat Circus, and Patricia Barber.
Lloyd Schwartz checks out the start of the season for Daniele Gatti at the BSO, BMOP, Emmanuel's Schumann, and the Chamber Orchestra of Boston.
Will Spitz and Chris Rucker gather scoops and gossip in our local music page.
Live reviews of: Pearl Jam and Wilco.
Also, short reviews of:
Rolling Blackouts BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL
Keren Ann NOT GOING ANYWHERE
Gov’t Mule DEJA VOODOO
Regina Spektor SOVIET KITSCH
Col. Claypool’s Bucket of Bernie Brains THE BIG EYEBALL IN THE SKY
John Fogerty DÉJÀ VU ALL OVER AGAIN
North Mississippi Allstars Hill Country Revue LIVE AT BONNAROO
...and Roadtripping: Interpol tours behind Antics, plus 'Rock and Shock' and more
BY CARLY CARIOLI
Peter Keough digs into David O. Russell's existential caper comedy I Heart Huckabees and talks to the director.
Gerald Peary watches Robert Altman's Tanner on Tanner 2004.
Also, short reviews of:
INCIDENT AT LOCH NESS
A LETTER TO TRUE
BRITISH ADVERTISING FILMS OF 2004
RAISE YOUR VOICE
FEUX ROUGES/RED LIGHTS
Carolyn Clay sees August Wilson's latest epic of African-American life.
Architects get skewered in WHAT's Private Jokes, Public Places. Carolyn Clay reports.
Sally Cragin sees the Reduced Shakespeare Company's wobbly attack on America.
Christopher Mills finds two radically different but equally enthralling ways to photograph the human body in the work of John Copeland and Boris Mikhailov.
John Freeman reads Orhan Pamuk's mournful new novel, Snow.
HOTDOTS: TUESDAY 12 9:00 (2) Frontline: The Choice 2004. No-spin, no-pundit profiles of our current presidential candidates focusing on their backgrounds, heroes, mentors, influences, and such in hopes of putting a human face on our choices.
By Clif Garboden
Dining out:Devlin's Bistro
Hot plate: Olé Mexican Grill's guacamole
Sipping: Tibor Gal chardonnay
Education Section 2004
Best Music Poll 2004
Guide to the Outdoors
Spring Arts Guide
The 6th annual Best issue