NEWS & FEATURES
The federally sponsored student-loan giant Sallie Mae is engaging in a number of questionable business practices as it prepares to go private in the next few years. And yes, Catherine Tumber finds, it's costing consumers more. What's a borrower to do?
In the two years since he first came to Chris Wright's attention, David Rees has become, perhaps, America's most celebrated Angry Young Man.
Liz Matson talks with the Phoenix's Dan Kennedy about the challenges of dwarfism, the dangers of genetic engineering, and the value of difference.
An adapted excerpt from Dan Kennedy's book, Little People: Learning To See the World Through My Daughter's Eyes.
Tamara Wieder talks with Raphaela Platow, who, with a year as the Rose Art Museum's curator under her belt, reflects on the Boston art world, her goals for the museum, and her favorite local bars.
In the Phoenix editorial, we take Attorney General Tom Reilly to task for his shameful opposition to gay marriage.
In "Out There," Kris Frieswick offers lessons from an über-wife.
In "Urban Buy," Nina MacLaughlin finds art for sale.
Letters to the editor
Plus, this just in:
Romney’s 3000 years: Take it on faith
Making marriage religious
READING BETWEEN THE LINES
Wiggle room? What wiggle room?
Look what came up at dinner
GOOD VS. EVIL
Heroes and villains
DEFENSE OF MARRIAGE ACT
DOMA and same-sex marriage
In Performance, The Phoenix's first annual Nutcracker quiz
In Theater, The author of Nixon's Nixon strikes again
In Galleries and Museums, Art and World AIDS Day 2003
In Classical, CpM's L'enfance du Christ, plus Lorraine Hunt Lieberson
Plan your week:
Carly Carioli listens to Britney and Pink sail the hitmaking machine.
Ted Drozdowski on The Benders, David Peterson & 1946, Mark Simos, and Barn Burning.
Ted Drozdowski on the Dixie Hummingbirds and the Blind Boys of Alabama.
Sean Richardson hears Ryan Adams and the Rapture go disco.
Kurt B. Reighley sees Siouxsie of the Banshees bring her Creatures back to life.
Lloyd Schwartz on Ben Zander's Mahler journey, and Emmanuel Krivine's, Hans Graf's, and Colin Davis's return visits to the BSO
Live reviews of: Blake Hazard, Thursday, ThricE,Coheed and Cambria, and The Thorns.
Also, short reviews of:
PAYABLE ON DEATH
Taylor Eigsti Trio
...and Roadtripping: Australian rockers Liars play T.T.'s, Rancid's back already, and more
Steve Vineberg on 'The (Silent) Lubitsch Touch' at the HFA.
Also, short reviews of:
DIL CHAHTA HAI/DO YOUR OWN THING
DR. SEUSS’ THE CAT IN THE HAT
THE HAUNTED MANSION
JUST AN AMERICAN BOY
Iris Fanger says BU conjures Truman Capote's Holiday Memories.
Iris Fanger watches East meet West for Snow in June.
Marcia B. Siegel on Cloud Gate's Moon Water at BAM.
Lloyd Schwartz welcomes the Met's Young Woman with a Water Pitcher to the MFA.
Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts on Elinor Langer's portrait of a 'hate crime.'
HOTDOTS: 9:00 a.m. (4) Parade! They're calling this the 'All American' Thanksgiving Day parade, so we assume they'll be hopping around the nation intercepting marches. (Until noon.)
By Clif Garboden
Dining Out : Union Bar and Grille
On the Cheap : Shabu Zen
Noshing & Sipping : Boston Beer Works Peanut Butter Porter
Fall Arts Guide
The 6th annual Best issue