President Bush wants Saudi Arabia on our side in the war on terrorism, even if it means brushing aside our closest ally in the Middle East. He's making a big mistake, says Seth Gitell.
In Don't Quote Me, Dan Kennedy observes that Since September 11, news organizations have been spending more and earning less. Will profit-obsessed Wall Street slam on the brakes?
Kristin Lombardi on the campaign season in Cambridge: with no one issue galvanizing voters, it helps to think of the contenders as belonging to loose slates.
Nina Willdorf profiles Cornel West as he takes his sermon to the streets.
In our weekly Q&A, Tamara Wieder interviews Mikko Nissinen, who is the new artistic director of the Boston Ballet.
Mike Miliard knows where to find a good time on Halloween.
Ted Drozdowski relfects on the Halloween classics that we need now more than ever.
David Valdes Greenwood has plenty of party tips for throwing a spooktacular bash.
In the Phoenix editorial, despite soothing words, the Bush administration has botched -- so far -- the anthrax spread.
In Out There, Camille Dodero is paranoid.
In Hip Check, Nina Wildorf gets to the gym for some post-terror muscle.
Plus, this just in:
FENWAY PARK : Boston City Councilors say no to eminent domain land takings
WAVELENGTHS : Public radio, private pressures
IN MEMORIAM : Howard Finster, 1916–2001
ON CAMPUS : Even less of a living
POLITICS : Redistricting woes
FOLLOW-UP : Real World international
MEDIA : Silent treatment on the Florida recount
PARADIGM SHIFT : The virtues of the virtual world
Letters to the editor
Editors' Picks -
Hot Tix -
Incubus appeal to such a wide range of pop fans that calling their approach eclectic seems an understatement, opines Sean Richardson;
Carly Carioli reads Charles R. Cross's riveting and revelatory new Heavier Than Heaven: A Biography of Kurt Cobain;
Mikael Wood tries to get a straight answer from the Beachwood Sparks;
Jonathan Perry extols Neal Casal for making a lot of fine music in his own right;
Lloyd Schwartz on the Boston Cecilia's Samson, H&H's The Creation, and Jan Curtis
Jon Garelick finds pop jazz with Bill Frisell and Charlie Hunter;
In a Web-exclusive Q&A, Mike Miliard gets the latest from Dee Dee Ramone;
Sean Richardson talks with Puddle of Mudd;
In Cellars by Starlight, Brett Milano on Vic Firecracker and the Pills
Also, live reviews of
Kelly Joe Phelps at the House of Blues, Ivy at the Middle East, and Tori and Rufus at the Wang.
And last but not least, Roadtripping.
Also, short reviews of:
Yefim Bronfman/Esa-Pekka Salonen/Los Angeles Philharmonic :
BARTÓK: PIANO CONCERTOS NOS. 1-3
The Swimming Pool Q’s:
THE DEEP END
Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra :
LIBERATION AFRO BEAT VOL. 1
PARTY TIME 2002
HERE’S TO SHUTTING UP
Steve Vineberg on Waking Life;
In Film Culture, some Halloween screamers;
Also, short reviews of:
LIFE AS A HOUSE
ON THE LINE
VAMPIRE HUNTER D: BLOODLUST
Carolyn Clay praises BTW’s powerful Laramie Project ;
and Chris Fujiwara finds that Rope doesn’t hold in Stoneham
Marcia B. Siegel reviews Sound and Butoh
Randi Hopkins checks out Yoko Ono's new exhibit. Plus, Ellen Gallagher.
In-house critic Jon Garelick discusses Nobel Prize winner V.S. Naipaul’s culture shock
Hot Dots -- 7:30 (5) An American Salute. God bless us, everyone. Please? With the BSO and the Pops. (Until 9 p.m.)
On the Cheap:
Noshing & Sipping:
Best Music Poll 2001
Spring 2001 Band Guide
The 3rd annual Best issue